Apple Juice for Dehydration

October 27, 2017 by: Pediatrics for Parents staff Article Tags: ,

The Question: Is half-strength apple juice as good as electrolyte solutions for rehydrating children with dehydration due to gastroenteritis? The Study: In this study from Canada, 647 children aged six to sixty months old were seen in pediatric emergencies for gastroenteritis causing dehydration. All received standard treatment for their symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, etc.). At discharge,…

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