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How can I prevent dehydration in my child that is infected with e.Coli?

How can I prevent dehydration in my child that is infected with e.Coli?

Small sips: Small, frequent sips of liquids. Once ounce every 15 minutes. Popsicles can help too but don't use too many because too much juice/sugar can make diarrhea worse. Take your child to the doctor if s/he cannot keep down liquids, has had no urine output in 8 hours or has had less than three urine outputs in 24 hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more


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How can I prevent dehydration in my child that is infected with clostridium difficile?

How can I prevent dehydration in my child that is infected with clostridium difficile?

Fluids and Pepto: Dehydration from any cause should be preventable with attention to hydration with a balanced solution of water with electrolytes. It has been shown that patents with diarrheal diseases recover faster when they return to a normal diet as soon as they can eat food without vomiting. You should avoid most antidiarrheal medications except for bismuth subsulfate (pepto) because it binds the c diff toxin. ...Read more

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Does having a c-section prevent a child from getting HIV if its mother is infected?

Does having a c-section prevent a child from getting HIV if its mother is infected?

Theoretically: Most infants infected with HIV during pregnancy acquire it by transplacental transmission, but vaginal delivery through a birth canal with a high viral load, or a bloody delivery could conceivably heighten the risk. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent vaginal ecoli infections during sex would showering immediately before sex help. I have crones ?

What  is  the  best  way  to  prevent  vaginal  ecoli  infections  during  sex would  showering immediately  before  sex  help.  I  have  crones  ?

Concern is...: Usually E.Coli can cause UTI in women after having sex. There are a few ways that have been proposed to prevent this although not always proven effective: Urinate before and after sex, drink plenty of fluids before sex, on those females that have had multiple UTIs antibiotic preventive regimen either every certain amount of days or after having sex. If this is the case needs to discuss with doctor ...Read more

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How can I prevent dehydration?

How can I prevent dehydration?

Dehydration: You can only prevent dehydration by drinking plenty of fluids, being in shape and avoiding extremely hot temperatures. If you feel light headed or that your body has become extremely hot, get inside, drink plenty of fluids and either get into a cold shower or bath. ...Read more

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How do I prevent dehydration while working outside?

How do I prevent dehydration while working outside?

More fluids: Water is good but if sweating heavily for long periods of time you need to replace electrolytes as well. Sports drinks are great for this. Beware that if you sweat heavily and replace that fluid with only water then you risk depleting your body's sodium levels. Sports drinks, maybe some salty pretzels are a good idea. Also, pay attention to urine habits. Urine output drops with dehydration. ...Read more

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How do you prevent dehydration when at a waterpark?

How do you prevent dehydration when at a waterpark?

Drink lots of water: It's summer and its hot! it's easy to dehydrate, especially when active in the heat, regardless if you're in a pool or water park. Remember to drink plenty of water, and avoid soda and alcoholic beverages that are not hydrating drinks. ...Read more

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How do I prevent dehydration? I have vommitted twice today, what should I do to ensure i don't become dehydrated?

How do I prevent dehydration? I have vommitted twice today, what should I do to ensure i don't become dehydrated?

Clear liquids: Drink frequent sips of clear liquids, such as sport drinks or flat ginger ale. Monitor your urine output. If you have fewer than three voids in a day, or your urine looks very dark yellow, then you are dehydrated and may need to be seen in an urgent care or emergency room. ...Read more

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For preventing dehydration with e.Coli infections, which is better water or sports drinks?

For preventing dehydration with e.Coli infections, which is better water or sports drinks?

Sports drinks...: ...Are at least closer to the ideal composition, but they still tend to be heavy on sugar and light on potassium compared to the who-recommended rehydration solution. Water can produce dangerous electrolyte disturbances by diluting your body's salts as they are being flushed out by diarrhea. ...Read more

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Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more