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How To Give Fluids To Avoid Dehydration
When a person goes to the hospital for dehydration, how do the nurses/ doctors determine how much fluids to give them in their iv?
Depends on: The amount of fluid to be infused IV depends upon the degree of dehyration. ...Read more
Correct treatment.: That is the treatment for acute kidney failure due to dehydration. Talk to your doc in the hospital to explain what is going on and all your treatment options. Don't be afraid to ask questions, politely. It is also okay if you are feeling doubtful, to ask for a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of Fluids : Drink lots of fluids especially clear liquids in small amounts frequently. Most doctors recommend 8-12 glasses (each glass is of about 8 ounces or 250 ml) per day. U may need more if u r very active with lots of exercise or running. Also if outside temperature is over 100F fluid requirement increases because of insensible losses. Water is the best fitness drink but you have so many choices. ...Read more
Training: You must hydrate days before the event. Then keep fluid intake consistent with conditions and with how you trained. You must train drinking fluids throughout your runs. You will find the right combination for your needs. If your urine is not clear or light transluscent then you are at least partially dehydrated. Much written about this -- do some research to help with this. Good luck, have fun. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less fluid: Dehydration occurs when less fluid than necessary for the body are ingested and/or fluids are lost faster than a person can replace them. Examples include when a person has severe nausea and vomiting and is losing fluid via vomiting and cannot drink enough to replace these fluids due to nausea. Sometimes, fluids need to be replaced intravenously in this situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid, fluid, fluid: It is important to replace all the sweat that is lost being out in the heat/sun. Also to make sure that you are peeing regularly Should keep a bottle of pedialyte or oral rehydration fluid with you all day and drink all day long If you are thirsty then you are starting to be dehydrated ...Read more
My son is 2 months and I was told to give him pedialyte for dehydration but don't know how many ounces to give him? Do I dilute it?
Here are some...: For a precise answer, this Q should be referred to a pediatrician or closely follow the recommendation and instruction from product label, and see how he may drink or respond if he is indeed dehydrated. To sort things out properly for possible dehydration and possible need for giving pedialyte, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more