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How To Treat Dehydration At Home
Gingivitis?: How old is baby? While some babies are born with teeth, tooth eruption usually occurs b/w 4-9mo, and gum inflammation (gingivitis) would be unusual, more typically, gums would be a little swollen. Stomatitis, oral mucosa inflammation could be due to viral infix, medicine reaction, thrush can cause mouth inflammation plus a white plaque. Better call your dr with specifics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Edema: It depends on what the edema is from and where it is. Swelling from trauma or injury can be helped by ice and wrapping with an ace-wrap. If it's your legs, then compression stockings can help. Those are just examples, but for your situation, you need to find out what's causing the edema in the first place! best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the cause: You need to determine the cause of failure to thrive and tailor the treatment accordingly. See your pediatrician. Note that most states support child health even if you do not have insurance, see your pediatrician asap to prevent long term deleterious effects on your child. ...Read more
See below: May get relief with warm soaks in a bathtub. May use Ibuprofen or similar for discomfort. Suppositories from drug store may help some. Best is to avoid hemorrhoid irritation by avoiding constipation or straining at the toilet, dink plenty liquids, use fiber supplements such as metamucil. See your doctor for prescription medications if needed. ...Read more
Follow MD advice: Double diabetes is a serious illness. Either type of diabetes alone is bad enough, having both requires careful attention to diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. You can be supportive of the child's efforts toward self-care and in complying with the doctor's instructions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is going around: Home remedies for influenza: over the counter Mucinex (guaifenesin) for congestion. Ginger for stomach problems or sore throat. Garlic tea to boost immunity. If throat red, raw, or painful ... Go see doctor. If having trouble breathing, go see doctor. Hope you get well soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep appointments: It would be quiet essential that uou keeo your prenatal appointments so that your doctor can monitor the well-being of your fetus. Beyond that, there is probably nothing more specific that you can do for placental insufficiency. Maintaining a well balanced diet, keeping well hydrated, and taking your prenatal vitamins would be the most you could likely do on your own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple Treatments: Sometimes inhalation of high concentrations of oxygen will stop clusters along with triptans like imitrex (sumatriptan). The treatment is generally directed to prevention of the headaches for which calcium channel blockers are probably most often used. Also used are anti-epileptic meds, tricyclic antidepressants and sometimes even steroids.Get to a peds neurologist for more help. ...Read more
Water & cranberry: Drinking lots of water and taking cranberry extract can clear a bladder infection. But at age 47, it's possible that lowering estrogen levels may be causing the tissue in the urethra and base of the bladder to be thin and easier to get infected. If the symptoms don't clear or come back after clearing, it's best to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
Plenty of fluids: Dehydration occurs when someone does not drink enough fluids to keep up with the body losses and or needs. For exemple, as we breathe, urinate and pass stools, we are loosing liquids. Our body is smart and stimulate thirst , so we drink. Sometimes sickness overcomes our abilities , exemple if someone has severe diarrhea and vomiting and cannot drink enough. ...Read more
Dehydration: Dehydration is treated with fluids, which can given either by mouth or intravenously, depending on how dehydrated the patient is. How low one's creatinine (c) falls after hydration depends on what the person's baseline c was. Normally, the greater the serum sodium and creatinine are the greater the percentage fall in both after fluids are given. If dehydration is severe, a person is hospitalized. ...Read more
Salt and water: Hydration with electrolyte rich fluids. the best electrolyte is salt or sodium. However, salt water taste terrible and is hard to consume. Therefore, in severe cases of dehydration, the salt or sodium is delivered intravenously directly into the veins as saline fluid. If IV's aren't available, taking salt tabs and chasing it down with water or fluids is one effective way to get lots of salt in. ...Read more
Fluid/fluids in food: Water or other fluids are an obvious solution to poor hydration.Many foods also have fluid value and can provide a boost to hydration.Applesauce or similar foods are about 95% water, vegetables are around 60%.Just pushing up fluid value intake to the point they pee every 6 hours will do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liquid hydration: As long as there is not vomiting going on- mild dehydration should be treated with oral rehydration liquids such as pedialyte. Plain water only is not good to treat dehydration because it can lower your body sodium and cause seizures Small and frequent amounts of pedialyte or rehydration liquid should be given until the person urinates or no longer is thirsty ...Read more
If someone had a bout of severe dehydration that did not get treated medically in october 2102, is it too late now to reverse the consquences?
Can't say. : Not sure what consequences you refer to. Electrolyte disorders and kidney injury can be reversible, but your doctor would need blood tests to figure this out. Other consequences such as a stroke or heart attack may not be entirely reversible. Best if the patient be seen by a physician to answer your question completely. Best of luck. ...Read more
Yes & no: The gatoraid by itself is not designed for babies & is generally too sugary & concentrated for them.I sometimes recommend its use in kids over 6m mixed half & half with water until parents can get another product. Products like pedialyte are lytren are more suited for infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dehydration: It depends on the age. Infants will have symptoms of fluid loss in the form of vomiting and diarrhea along with poor intake. They will be less active or playful, irritable or when severe sleepy or lethargic. Decreased urine output is universal across all ages (dka is an exception; see answers on dka). Other signs are sunken soft spot in infants, and decreased or absent tears, dry mucous membranes. ...Read more
Yes. Add sugar: Your baby must be well enough to suck and swallow. Sugar water is highly recommended for infant dehydration. Starch requires digestion. Simple sugar is faster. A pinch of salt or baking soda is also helpful. You may place drops of sugar water on the tongue or under the tongue. Then help your baby suck from a bottle that you have made. If this seems ineffective, take your baby to a clinic ...Read more
My mom was recently hospitalized for dehydration. She is 71. She has been home for four days now. She is still weak. Is that normal?
Recovery longer: If she has in the hospital, then the dehydration was severe, and recovery will take some time. It would not be unusual for this to take 7-10 days. Make sure you communicate with your mother daily if she is living alone. Daily visits by someone is really important for her continued recovery. ...Read more
Recently ER trip for nasty bug. Been home 2 days. How long after can I try dairy products. Had severe dirrhea and vomitting. Dehydration and fainted?
Yogurt: You can try plain yogurt now, but i would refrain from milk and juice for5-7 days. ...Read more
It depends: For mild dehydration, water is fine. For severe dehydration, often due to severe diarrhea/heat exposure it is important to include salt, sugar, water, and other electrolytes. Sports drinks often have these ingredients but typically have more sugar than is recommended, particularly in the setting of severe diarrhea. Salty chicken or vegetable soup is often a good initial solution. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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