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What is the best fluid for a sickle cell patient to drink to prevent pain crisis or during a pain crisis?
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Water
Water is probably the most important fluid to be giving during and after a sickle crisis, as dehydration may cause a sickle crisit to develop.
It may be given by mouth or iv, but must be given slowly so as to not over load the heart and lungs.

In brief: Water
Water is probably the most important fluid to be giving during and after a sickle crisis, as dehydration may cause a sickle crisit to develop.
It may be given by mouth or iv, but must be given slowly so as to not over load the heart and lungs.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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Dr. Kelty Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fluids & sickle cell
Plain water is perfectly adequate.
Juices and sports drinks are great too. The most important thing is to avoid caffeine and alcohol, since these both make you urinate out more fluid than you take in so you get dehydrated.

In brief: Fluids & sickle cell
Plain water is perfectly adequate.
Juices and sports drinks are great too. The most important thing is to avoid caffeine and alcohol, since these both make you urinate out more fluid than you take in so you get dehydrated.
Dr. Kelty Baker
Dr. Kelty Baker
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