Dehydration: Drinking Extra Fluids
Increase your fluid intake to replace lost fluids when you have a fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating.
The following suggested amounts of fluids to drink every hour are based on body weight:
If you have kidney or heart problems that limit your fluid intake, do not increase your usual amount of fluids unless your doctor specifically tells you to do so.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference September 13, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine