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What Should I Do If My Child Cannot Keep Hydration Fluid Down
My child has cerebral palsy and a sleep disorder associated with this. He takes chloral hydrate for sleep. Can this be harmful to take over time?
Benefits > risk prob: Chloral hydrate has been used to help since the 1830s (http://bit.ly/1EkYmde). With chronic (long term) use, there is some possibility for "tolerance" to develop, i.e., that higher doses might be needed to get the same beneficial effect. If that is the medication that has been most helpful in helping your son to sleep, then benefits likely exceed risks - best to voice your concerns to his doctor ...Read more
Depends on variables: The kid that is able to cooperate with you and take well enough to pee every 6 hours can usually be followed at home. Ice chips, popsicles, sips of oral rehydration solution are all helpful.If the kid cannot keep up, wets less than every 8 hours or "looks bad" to you, likely needs an IV and inpatient care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Are you giving water? Water will cause vomiting. The best thing to give is real name brand ginger ale, just above room temp. Not too cold! start with a teaspoon then 2 and slowly progress- if your child won't take ginger ale use any white soda just be sure it is not diet. If dehydrated and not wetting, no tears, lethargic, seek medical assistance! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hole in my eardrum from tubes as a child. The past week it has been feeling very full and congested then leaking clear fluid when i lay down?
Eardrum: See an ENT specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I'm 8 weeks pregnant and at that nausea stage where keeping anything down is a problem. According to my doctor, I have to drink lots of water to hydrate so as not to get an infection (uti, I think) and milk for calcium which are two of the things I cant
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Been drinking a lot of fluids the past few days and urine is still a yellow color. Should I just keep trying to stay hydrated or is there a problem?
Urine: stay hydrated. sounds fine. don't get hung up on the color. ...Read more
While taking creatine supplement how do I keep myself hydrated, i'm urinating faster than i can consume fluid?
See answer: The amount of creatine and water that you should take depends on a lot of factors. A good rule of thumb for daily water consumption is to take your overall body weight, divide that number in half and drink approximately that many oz. Of water. While taking creatine, consume an extra 16 to 20 oz. Of water for every 5 grams of creatine consumed. Light yellow or clear urine reflect adequate hydration. ...Read more
What can I eat/drink to stay hydrated during the stomach flu? Haven't been able to keep anything down for days.
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