Health Tip: Make Sure Kids Get Enough Water
(HealthDay News) -- Fever, vomiting and diarrhea can all lead to dehydration, especially when under-the-weather little ones aren't interested in eating and drinking.
The Nemours Foundation offers these tips for parents to keep sick kids well-hydrated:
If your child has a sore throat, offer acetaminophen or ibuprofen to ease pain and make eating and drinking more comfortable.
Offer popsicles and cold drinks that may feel good on a painful, burning throat.
Control a fever with physician-approved medication and a lukewarm bath.
Make sure you encourage fluids before your child complains of being thirsty.
- Want Kids to Eat Better? Get Them Cooking
November 27, 2014
- Spotting Hearing Problems in Infancy May Boost Reading Skills in Deaf Teens
November 26, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.