HELP!!! need pedialyte recipe!

  1. 12 y o is sunburned and quite dehydrated!!!! need recipe for homemade pedialyte!!!!!!!!
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  3. by   2ndCareerRN
    If you do a google search for homemade pedialyte you will get tons of hits. There seems to be a couple of main recipes.

    That said, if his urine out is diminished, or his skin turgor is gone, you really need to take him to the Dr, or ER for some IV hydration. While there you may also be able to get some silvadene cream for the sunburn. It takes quite a bit of oral fluids to equal 1 or 2 liters of NS.

  4. by   sunnygirl272
    thanks...just found and made the recipe for it from webmd...
    he and his brother had been camping on the lake with their mom....a little lax with the sunscreen...was itchy last night, gave motrin...honey was gonna take them both golfin today....I got them sunscreened up... i got home from errands and they were here...he's warm and dry...*****ing about being forced to drink...i told him if he doesn't, 1)we are not going to austin powers because 2) we will be in the er....he's whining that he's full from the powerade and water that his dad got ibto him...he's whining that i made him take a cool shower....i'm hiding at the computer before i blow my stack....
  5. by   sunnygirl272
    skin turgor is ok....u/o is down...just finally peed for first time since last evening...
  6. by   2ndCareerRN
    It is good he is making urine, so he should be all right. The UN and WHO also have a recipe for oral rehydration solution that has a little more salt than the commercial offerings.

    ORS consists of four constituents, which are dissolved in one litre of
    CLEAN drinking-water:

    - Sodium chloride (salt): 3.5 grams.
    - Trisodium citrate, dihydrate or sodium hydrogen carbonate (sodium bicarbonate - baking soda): 2.9 grams.
    - Potassium chloride: 1.5 grams.
    - Glucose (sugar) 20 grams.

    Warning: don't overdo the salt!!!!!
    This can also be mixed up dry and taken camping, etc, and mixed on site.

  7. by   sunnygirl272
    this is the webmd one...

    1 quart (950 ml) water
    teaspoon (2.5 g) baking soda
    teaspoon (2.5 g) table salt
    3 to 4 tablespoons (45 to 60 g) sugar
    If available, add teaspoon (1.25 g) salt substitute (such as "Lite Salt").
  8. by   sunnygirl272
    thats a great idea about mixing the dry parts together...we are supposed to be going to darien lake with these 2...bringing 2 cases of bottled water..will also make up little packets...
  9. by   sunnygirl272
    GGGGGGGGGGGGGGRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...i just went down to check on things...he's playing xbox with his dad...hasn't drank any of the stuff i made up...."he doesn't like it."....whatever!!!!!!!!!!!!