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Pedialyte For Adults Dehydration
Pedialyte in adults: If you having acute vomiting and diarrhea, you drink as much Pedialyte as you can stand to drink. There is no limit on how much - this is a case where more is better if it is not making you vomit more and you can stand the bad flavor of it. It's also an expensive way to treat your GI illness - water and low sugar sports drinks are equally effective as adults and a bit more palatable ...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
If acute kidney failure is beginning to happen because of dehydration and I drink pedialyte, can get get better on its own at home?
I get nauseated a lot, I think I'm dehydrated. I drink water mostly. I was wondering how much pedialyte I can have daily for regular dehydration?
Why?: Pedialyte is designed to meet the hydration needs of infants. Adults can get the same benefit from other less expensive products like Gatorade when diluted with water, or just normal fluids as part of balanced nutrition. Nausea can reflect many issues, some simple & some deadly. A doctor visit for a good workup would be smarter than self diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
My infant is showing signs of dehydration. When do I call the doctor? My baby has been ill and is having fewer wet diapers than normal. I’ve tried to give her pedialyte, but she isn’t taking much of it. At what point do I need to call her pediatrician?
Call Dr. Now: Signs of dehydration include fewer wet diapers, tears and saliva that is thicker than usual. Infants may become dehydrated in just a few hours. It sounds like you've done the basics-it's time to discuss the details with your doctor. It will be much easier to treat the problem early. Good luck. ...Read more
I will be cycling a 62 miles event tomorrow. Is it safe to use salt tablets to prevent dehydratation and how much? I will have gatorade and pedialyte
My daughter is dehydrated & refuses anything but pedialyte or water at the moment. Is it okay to give her coconut water?
Coconut water: First depends on how old she is? Secondly while coconut water is okay to drink - it can cause diarrhea - so I would be very cautious. If you feel that she is dehydrated perhaps you should go and see the pediatrician or take her to the hospital for IV fluids. ...Read more
Yes: It is essentially the same as IV fluid. It is specifically designed for infants and toddlers who have need for oral re-hydration and substitutes for a trip to the hospital and iv's. Adults are more tolerant to a simplified oral hydration solution and could do well on gateraid or other similar drink. ...Read more
Yes: This is expensive popsicles for an adult but there is no risk to their use. It is basically balanced IV solution with flavoring. If you have it you can use it. ...Read more
For all ages, but: Pedialyte is a rehydration solution that is balanced to the specific needs of infants and children but can be used by all. However, the average adult with a bit of vomiting & diarrhea can get similar benefit by diluting gateraid half/half with water. The adult system has more resilience in such a setting. Things like apple sauce, jello and old fashion chicken soup can also be beneficial. ...Read more
Possible: I'm not aware of migraine headaches as a direct consequence of normal consumption of Pedialyte in adults, however, it can commonly cause G.I. symptoms including nausea and vomiting. By indirect extension and in susceptible people this could lead to severe headaches. In general, labeling an item as a migraine trigger requires tracking through time. More info? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Why would an adult need the use of Pedialyte? To replace electrolytes? Gatorade cheaper and just as valuable in most situations needing electrolytes?
I just asked a question about pedialyte helping major vomitting in adults. I'm really needing a solution. I'm hurting so bad throwing up?
Sip, sip, sip: If you have access to a cola drink, you can sometimes settle your stomach by sipping flat cola through ice chips. The sugar in the mix somehow settles the stomach in many. If unsuccessful, call your doc's service & see if they can prescribe some Phenergan (promethazine) or zofran, both of which can help nausea. Sometimes just sipping small amounts of gateraid over many hours will break the cycle of vomiting. ...Read more
Why pedialyte?: Rehydration by mouth is a simple process of taking sips almost continuously. You don't want to take in any large volume at one time or the irritated stomach may just make you barf. Take in enough that you need to pee every 6-8 hours and you will be on the mend. You can use 1/2 strength Gateraid or similar product as an adult. Pedialyte is balanced for infants which wouldn't hurt but it tastes awful. ...Read more
No: During episodes of diarrhea & vomiting, a body rapidly loses vital minerals and nutrients, which can quickly lead to dehydration. Using pedialyte at the first signs of diarrhea and vomiting can help reduce the risk of dehydration. Pedialyte is an electrolyte replacement beverage and not directly a cure for vomiting. ...Read more
I'm mildly to moderately dehydrated due to having a stomach virus! I haven't urinated but twice today and it burned pretty bad and I have a constant urge now. I'm drinking perdialite now. But I had a urinealysis which was - for infection. Is this ok?
Baby has vomited a lot, twice, now refusing bottles and Pedialyte. Still wetting diapers but scared about dehydration. She had a stomach virus 2w ago.
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Why would you?: It probably wouldn't hurt you (depends on the size of person drinking it). It replaces electrolytes, so someone with normal functioning kidneys would be able to appropriately deal with the consumed electrolytes. In my opinion, pedialyte is rather expensive and doesn't taste so good. I would try something else (gatorade?). ...Read more