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.
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