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Doctor insights on: Pedialyte Hydration Agents For Children

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Can adults drink pedialyte?

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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Is pedialyte good for adults?

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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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

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Are sport drinks a good electrolyte supplementation for my child with gastroenteritis?

Are sport drinks a good electrolyte supplementation for my child with gastroenteritis?

No: These generally have an excess amount of sugar that can actually worsen the process. I have occasionally used gateraid diluted half & half with water in older kids (>6m).I use pedialyte in most. ...Read more

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Alternative to Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for Toddler stool softener? I'm concerned about EG and DEG metabolized in kids.

Alternative to Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for Toddler stool softener? I'm concerned about EG and DEG metabolized in kids.

Odd worry: Nothing in mirilax is absorbed into the kids system.It works as a osmotic hydrater and prevents the gut wall from extracting too much fluid from the stool, leaving it moist.It stays in the gut until eliminated. It was used as a prescription med for more than a decade before its safety profile allowed release to general use. ...Read more

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Can child age of 20 months drink full cream milk for adults and probiotics like yakult?

Can child age of 20 months drink full cream milk for adults and probiotics like yakult?

Whole milk: Yes at age 1 year the child can drink regular whole milk & all kinds of dairy products made of whole milk. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would you recommend an oral rehydration solution such as Pedialyte over bottled water for a 27 y/o male with an ileal pouch (post Ulcerative Colitis)?

Would you recommend an oral rehydration solution such as Pedialyte over bottled water for a 27 y/o male with an ileal pouch (post Ulcerative Colitis)?

Yes: Or you could make your own. 1/2 teaspoon salt, 6 teaspoons sugar to 1 liter of tap water. Much less expensive than Pedialyte. Millions of children per year are treated successfully with Oral Rehydration Solution for diarrhea. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Are lactose free formulas suggested for newborns with gastroenteritis?

Are lactose free formulas suggested for newborns with gastroenteritis?

Only temporarily: Since babies produce lactase enzyme, but they can lose a lot of their enzyme during diarrhea, lactose-free formula may be needed for a couple weeks after each illness with diarrhea. When recovered, a baby can be gradually returned to regular formula, while parents watch the baby for excess gassiness, bloating, or loose poops. ...Read more

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Is fruit pectin safe to drink with powerade or other drinks to help filter for drug test?

Is fruit pectin safe to drink with powerade or other drinks to help filter for drug test?

Safe & Ineffective: No matter what the makers of these concoctions claim, there is no evidence that any compound, including those containing niacin, works to help people evade drug testing. Large amounts of fluid will dilute the urine, but this will be detected by most forms of drug testing and will be considered either a "failed" test or an adulterated one, which may even be worse. Stop using. That is what works. ...Read more

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Dr.Farrell orders acute bronchiolitis due to RSV vaporizer at night saline&bulb suction encourage fluids smaller frequent feeds tylenol&albuterol as needed can I give my 3month old pedialyte&how much?

You may.: You may give pedialyte. However remember pedialyte does not provide enough calories. Pedialyte is not a medicine. It just helps to keep the hydration. If your 3 month old is taking feeds, it is better to continue breast-feeding. You can also express your breast milk and feed with a spoon in small amounts. I hope he/she gets better soon. ...Read more

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Is sucrose dextrose in gatorade good for children?

Is sucrose dextrose in gatorade good for children?

No: It is high caloric, low-to-no nutritional value empty calories. It is no better than a candy bar or soda-pop. If your child runs a half-marathon or more daily, it may be indicated to replenish depleted stores of electrolytes and sugars, but otherwise it is not good for children. It was designed with high-power college athletes in mind, not little kids playing around in the back yard. ...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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What works for treating viral gastroenteritis in children?

What works for treating viral gastroenteritis in children?

Hydration: The primary treatment in viral gastroenteritis is a close attention to hydration.A source of fluids through oral rehydration fluids, and some solids like applesause, steamed rice, unseasoned pasta and bananas, all help.With proper hydration, most kids will self heal over a few days. ...Read more

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How effective are IV fluids for treating dysentery?

How effective are IV fluids for treating dysentery?

Life saving: Fluid repletion is critical in dysentery since most of the patients who do not survive go eventually in renal failure. Only few types benefit from antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is sodium fluoride good for babies or people?

Is sodium fluoride good for babies or people?

Fluoride helps teeth: Fluoride in excessive amounts is not healthy, but in proper levels will build stronger teeth for kids of any age. While distilled water has none, most natural waters ; city water supplies have the proper amount. ...Read more

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Can children take the drug noctec (chloral hydrate)?

Can children take the drug noctec (chloral hydrate)?

Yes: it has been used for decades for sedation and sleep. However it has many side effects and is no longer used in many places ...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

Dr. Wendy Askew
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Hydration (Definition)

Hydration simply means increasing fluid intake whether its by you drinking more fluid ...Read more