How to rehydrate kids with stomach flu
Dec06

How to rehydrate kids with stomach flu

Most kids don’t need intravenous (IV) fluids to get back on their feet after a bout of vomiting or diarrhea. Here’s what you need to know to get through the stomach flu: Give frequent, small sips of fluids. Offer a drink even if your child is vomiting every 5-10 minutes — which is common during the first few hours of being sick. Their stomach will absorb enough of the fluid before they vomit again and you can prevent dehydration...

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Popsicles are legit stomach flu treatment
Dec17

Popsicles are legit stomach flu treatment

Your choice of fluid for hydration is important. Drinks that are too sugary will actually cause diarrhea, chicken broth isn’t absorbed well, and water is the worst choice. That’s why there are rehydration drinks. Water is normally absorbed from the intestine into the bloodstream by three mechanisms when you are healthy, but 2 of those methods don’t work if you have an intestinal infection. So, the only way to absorb water is through...

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