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How can you replace fluids for mild dehydration in a child age 1 to 11?

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For mild dehydration in a child age 1 to 11:

  • Give extra fluids in frequent, small sips, especially if the child is vomiting.
  • Choose clear soup, clear soda, or Pedialyte, if possible.
  • Give popsicles, ice chips, and cereal mixed with milk for added water or fluid.
  • Continue a regular diet.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

Kaiser Permanente: "Dehydration: Home Treatment."

Dehydration Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

Kaiser Permanente: "Dehydration: Home Treatment."

Dehydration Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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