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How much pedialyte for dehydrated adults?

How much pedialyte for dehydrated adults?

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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Pedialyte (Definition)

Pedialyte is a hydration agents for children which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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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?

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

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Can I give my 3 year old sports drinks instead of pedialyte for dehydration?

Can I give my 3 year old sports drinks instead of pedialyte for dehydration?

No substitute: No, many of the sports drinks contain caffeine and is obviously not suited for a three year old. ...Read more

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If acute kidney failure is beginning to happen because of dehydration and I drink pedialyte, can get get better on its own at home?

If acute kidney failure is beginning to happen because of dehydration and I drink pedialyte, can get get better on its own at home?

Etiology: Its cause will decide the outcome. If whatever caused it is resolving, hydration is the best you can do. On the other hand if the cause is unknown or unaddressed most likely you will need specialized medical care. Keep an eye on your urine output, color, volume, etc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Dehydration: If you use gatorade and plenty of water, I would not advise using salt tablets. It can increase the sodium levels in your body especially when your body water content is low due to dehydration. ...Read more

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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

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Is pedialyte good for adults?

Pedialyte: Adults?: Yes. I have a lot of patients who when they were sick chose this product to help they stay hydrated...There are even some products that try to play on this for adults. ...Read more

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Can adults drink pedialyte?

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

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Are the pedialyte freezer pops ok for both adults and kids?

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

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Is there pedialyte for adults?

Is there pedialyte for adults?

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

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Is there a pedialyte for adults?

Sort of.: The oral rehydration solution is the same, but adults need it less often - usually for sports dehydration or very severe colitis such as cholera. ...Read more

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Is there an adult version of pedialyte?

Yes, called gateraid: Pedialyte is quite different from the rehydration solution used by adults. It has far less glucose and a different balance of electrolytes. Gateraid was the original adult rehydration solution although there are many others now available. ...Read more

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Can pedialyte cause headaches and migraines in adults?

Can pedialyte cause headaches and migraines in adults?

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

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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

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How much pedialyte should an adult drink who's been throwing up?

How much pedialyte should an adult drink who's been throwing up?

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

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Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

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

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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?

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?

Urge: If you have urinary frequency, urgency and dysuria (pain when urinating) this can be signs of urinary tract infection, you may want to see your doctor for furhter evaluation if the simptoms persist, it is ok to drink plenty of fluid if you are dehydrated. ...Read more

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Could pedialyte be used in 8months old?

Yes: This is a common fluid supplement in infants. It is similar to the IV solution used in hospitals. It has little nutritional benefit but does help hydrate kids with vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can a grown woman drink pedialyte?

Yes, but: Yes, but why would you want to? Because it's packaged for children, it's more expensive than similar electrolyte solutions made for adults. ...Read more

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How much Pedialyte can I give a 5 month old?

How much Pedialyte can I give a 5 month old?

Small amounts: 2-3 oz per feeding, small amounts frequently. As soon as the baby is able to tolerate Pedialyte place the baby back on formula and solids. All the best. ...Read more

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What will happen if you drink pedialyte when not sick?

What will happen if you drink pedialyte when not sick?

U will be hydrated: Pedialyte is simply a balance of water and the type of electrolytes found in our body. It is roughly like drinking a dilute gatorade. It has no special qualities to heal illness beyond helping kids stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Should you give pedialyte to a 2 month old when not sick?

No: If the baby is not sick there is no reason to give a 2 mo old anythjng other than breast milk or formula. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give pedialyte to infants if they're not sick?

Is it ok to give pedialyte to infants if they're not sick?

Pedialyte: Pedialyte is not dangerous to give to a well infant but it is not meant to take the place of formula, 1-2 oz a day may help with hydration particularly in warm weather. ...Read more

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Will it hurt you if you drink a liter of pedialyte everyday?

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

Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more