What are the treatment options for mild volume depletion in pediatric dehydration?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Alex Koyfman, MD; Chief Editor: Muhammad Waseem, MBBS, MS, FAAP, FACEP, FAHA  more...
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Patients with minimal to mild volume depletion should be encouraged to continue an age-appropriate diet and adequate intake of oral fluids. Oral rehydration solution (ORS) should be used. Children should be given sips of ORS (5 mL or 1 teaspoon) every 2 minutes. [11] As an estimate for the amount of fluid to replace, the goal should be to drink 10 mL/kg body weight for each watery stool and estimate volume of emesis for each episode of vomiting. [5, 11]


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