2 doctors weighed in:

Why is oral rehydration therapy important for severe burns?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dehydration

The skin is an important organ for keeping us hydrated.
You will loose a significant amount of fluid from skin burns so hydration is important to maintain good blood pressure and kidney function.

In brief: Dehydration

The skin is an important organ for keeping us hydrated.
You will loose a significant amount of fluid from skin burns so hydration is important to maintain good blood pressure and kidney function.
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Thank
Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Oral rehydration

Replacing electrolytes is important in burns as the damaged skin can lose electrolytes including water.

In brief: Oral rehydration

Replacing electrolytes is important in burns as the damaged skin can lose electrolytes including water.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified,
7M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors