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10 Treatments for Dehydration

Dehydration is a common health issue that occurs when the body loses more water than it takes in. Excessive sweating and nausea are some common causes of fluid loss. However, some people with chronic illnesses can also be at higher risks. In these cases, some important tissues, cells, and organs might not function well, as usual, thus resulting in some serious complications. Mild hydration would be treated at home, while severe situations require hospitalization. Below are some common treatment options when you are dehydrated.

Oral Rehydration Solution

The most preferred treatment for moderate or mild hydration is an oral rehydration solution. There are many products available in most pharmacies or drug stores. They contain salt and sugar electrolytes to keep your body hydrated and prevent the symptoms of low blood sugar. While it is still possible to make your own solution, it is much safer to purchase commercial products to avoid some side effects. You can take in these oral solutions with an oral syringe or spoon. Start off slowly to prevent vomiting or nausea. Ideally, you should drink it once in 3 or 4 hours. [1]