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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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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

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Is there an adult version of pedialyte?

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

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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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

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Can I give pedialyte to an infant that's less than 6 months?

Can I give pedialyte to an infant that's less than 6 months?

Yes but,: If your infant is vomiting and/or has diarrhea you can but, you should consult your child's doctor first because young infants are more at risk of dehydration. ...Read more

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How to care for the site from pedialyte being enjected sub q?

Have evaluated: Have the site evaluated within 24 hours by a physician. If the site is red/draining, have it evaluated now. ...Read more

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How much pedialyte can I give to my 2 month old she's 8 pounds?

How much pedialyte can I give to my 2 month old she's 8 pounds?

See below: Only use the pedialyte if the child is not taking breast milk or formula. These are the primary foods for a 2 month old child. Pedialyte is a rehydration fluid and if your child is vomiting or having diarrhea or both, get her seen to determine if she needs fluids. ...Read more

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Is there a way to make a safe pedialyte-type of electrolyte at home for my child?

Is there a way to make a safe pedialyte-type of electrolyte at home for my child?

Homemade 'Lytes: The who has lots of resources online about types of dehydration solutions, but here is a simple recipe adapted from rehydrate. Org:
-six (6) level teaspoons of sugar

-half (1/2) level teaspoon of salt

-one litre (~ 4.5 cups) of clean drinking or boiled and cooled water. ...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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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Can you give a baby under a year pedialyte?

Can you give a baby under a year pedialyte?

YES: It is entirely safe to use pedialyte in any age infant. We occasionally use it even in the newborn nursery. It is designed for use if a baby is vomiting from a viral gastroenteritis in place of formula to help settle down the GI tract and keep the baby hydrated. If baby has been vomiting, give just a few sips initially, and then very slowly increase amount as long as no recurrent vomiting. ...Read more

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Can I give my son unrefrigerated pedialyte?

Can I give my son unrefrigerated pedialyte?

Yes: Sometimes refrigerated to improve the taste. Unopened OK. Once it has been opened, better to keep it chilled but you can warm it to room temperature before giving it. If you are using it for vomiting, give small amounts often. If not working, have him seen. All the best. ...Read more

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Can children get sick from to much pedialyte?

Can children get sick from to much pedialyte?

Yes: It should not be the only source of diet from more than 48 hours. As long as other foods are added it can be continued a little longer. It only contains a small amount of sugar, electrolytes and water. It is not a complete food source and would lead to malnutrition if continued too long, or not used along with other foods and milk. ...Read more