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How can you help your dehydrated child at home?

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You may be able to help your child rehydrate at home.

  • Have him continue to drink unsweetened fluids.
  • Let him eat.
  • Encourage him to rest.
  • Keep an eye on him for other symptoms

From: How to Hydrate Your Active Child WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/18/2018

SOURCES:

The American Academy of Pediatrics.

Albert C. Hergenroeder, professor of pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; chief, the sports medicine clinic, Texas Children's Hospital.

Kidshealth.org.

National Athletic Trainers Association: "Parents’ and Coaches’ Guide to Dehydration and Other Heat Illnesses in Children."

Cleveland Clinic: “Dehydration and Your Child.”

FamilyDoctor.org: "Athletes: The Importance of Good Hydration."

 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

The American Academy of Pediatrics.

Albert C. Hergenroeder, professor of pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; chief, the sports medicine clinic, Texas Children's Hospital.

Kidshealth.org.

National Athletic Trainers Association: "Parents’ and Coaches’ Guide to Dehydration and Other Heat Illnesses in Children."

Cleveland Clinic: “Dehydration and Your Child.”

FamilyDoctor.org: "Athletes: The Importance of Good Hydration."

 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

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