Oral rehydration solutions consist of a combination of salts, water, and sugar and are used to replenish fluids and electrolytes that have been lost due to diarrhea and vomiting.
The amount of oral rehydration solution (Pedialyte®, Gastrolyte®) to give to infants or children is based on their age, as follows:
Start by giving small amounts frequently (e.g., 5 mL every 5 minutes) and gradually increase the amount as tolerated.
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