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Doctor insights on: Pedialyte Warnings And Recalls

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How does pedialyte work?

How does pedialyte work?

Simple fluid : Pedilyte is essentially the same thing as the IV fluid your doc would give to keep your kid hydrated. You just get it in through the stomach in small frequent amounts, rather than through a tube in a vein. Since it requires no digestive work, it allows your gut to rest and heal while it is being used. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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 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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Does pedialyte increase appetite?

Does pedialyte increase appetite?

No: Pedialyte is extremely low in calories. Because of the lack of calories, it leaves babies hungry. They will need to be fed more often. The pedialyte should not be used more than 24-48 hours without another food source. ...Read more

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Can you mix pedialyte with formula?

Can you mix pedialyte with formula?

Yes but why?: We usually use pedialyte for vomiting and diarrhea to maintain electrolyte balance. Formula with water is balanced and has appropriate nutrients so it really isn't necessary to mix pedialyte and formula. I might suggest using a teaspoon or two of formal in a bottle of pedialyte for a child who won't drink anything but milk..This gives the taste of milk with more pedialyte. ...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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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 child consume too much pedialyte?

Can a child consume too much pedialyte?

Not really.: If the child has healthy kidneys, it will get rid of extra water and electrolytes that it doesn't need. ...Read more

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Can pedialyte be bad if you aren't sick?

No.: As with everything in life, moderation is good. Pedialyte is sort of like expensive, bad tasting gatorade. ...Read more