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Dehydration: Drinking Extra Fluids (Older Children and Adults)

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Topic Overview

Increase your fluid intake to replace lost fluids when you have a fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating.

The following suggested amounts of fluids to drink every hour are based on body weight:

Fluid amounts to drink

Your weight

Fluid

Pounds

Kilograms

Ounces

Milliliters

30.0

15.0

2.0

60

60.0

30.0

4.0

120

90.0

40.0

6.0

180

120.0

55.0

8.0

240

150.0

70.0

10.0

300

If you have kidney or heart problems that limit your fluid intake, do not increase your usual amount of fluids unless your doctor specifically tells you to do so.


Credits for Dehydration: Drinking Extra Fluids (Older Children and Adults)

Current as of: February 26, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine


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