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From: Steve Austin
Date: 2006-01-29 11:52:18 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: Metrinidazole & bloody diarrhea, Pedialyte

Both have glucose, and other 'electrolytes", potassium , etc.
It is the osmaolality that makes them different, gatorade is too
high an osmolality for small children to use to orally rehydrate when
dehydrated. This is like concentration, the ratio of the stuff
in it and how concentrated it is. It is likely gatorade has too much
sugar in it to use when rehydrating a small child.

That is why pedialyte is for children, usually under 3.


On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 23:08:28 -0500 Ann Haager <> writes:
> I'm not 100% sure on this, but I don't think pedialyte has sugar in
> it.
> That's why it's supposed to be so much better than "sports drinks".
> That's what I've always been told anyway.
> Ann

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