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Home Remedies for Dehydration

Oral Rehydration Solutions

Use commercial oral rehydration solutions (ORS) like Pedialyte, or make a homemade solution with 6 teaspoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt dissolved in 1 liter of water. Drink as needed to replenish electrolytes.

Coconut Water

Drink natural coconut water, as it's rich in electrolytes and can be a gentler alternative to sports drinks. Limit to 1-2 cups daily, depending on tolerance.

Herbal Teas

Consume herbal teas like chamomile or peppermint tea. They can be hydrating and soothing, especially if the patient is experiencing nausea. 1-2 cups daily is recommended.

Broth-Based Soups

Sip on broth-based soups, which are hydrating and provide essential nutrients. Homemade or low-sodium broths are preferred. Consume as tolerated.

Watermelon

Eat watermelon or other high-water-content fruits like cucumber or strawberries. These can help hydrate and provide essential vitamins.

Popsicles

Homemade fruit juice popsicles or electrolyte popsicles can be soothing and hydrating, especially if the patient has mouth sores or difficulty swallowing.

Sports Drinks

Dilute sports drinks with water to replenish electrolytes without excessive sugar. Half sports drink and half water is a good mix.

Cucumber Slices

Snack on cucumber slices, which are high in water content and can be refreshing. They can also be added to water for flavor.

Flavored Water

Add slices of fruits like lemon, lime, or berries to water to enhance flavor, encouraging more fluid intake.

Watery Fruits

Consume fruits with high water content such as oranges, kiwis, and peaches. These fruits are not only hydrating but also provide vitamins and fiber.

Hydration Gels

Use hydration gels or hydration multipliers as recommended. They are designed to enhance water absorption. Follow packaging instructions.

Diluted Juices

Drink fruit juices diluted with water to avoid excessive sugar while staying hydrated. A 1:1 ratio of juice to water is recommended.

Yogurt or Kefir

Eat yogurt or drink kefir, which provide hydration and beneficial probiotics. Choose plain or low-sugar varieties.

Aloe Vera Drink

Drink aloe vera juice or aloe-infused water, which can be hydrating and soothing for the digestive system. Monitor for tolerance.

Lemonade

Make homemade lemonade with fresh lemon juice and a small amount of sugar, diluted with water. This can be refreshing and hydrating.

Green Smoothies

Prepare green smoothies with hydrating vegetables like spinach and fruits. Add water or coconut water as the liquid base.

Mint Infusion

Add fresh mint leaves to water. Mint has a cooling effect and can make water more palatable, increasing fluid intake.

Barley Water

Boil barley in water, strain, and drink the cooled liquid. Barley water can be hydrating and is gentle on the stomach.

Decaffeinated Coffee

If the patient enjoys coffee, opt for decaffeinated versions to avoid the diuretic effect of caffeine.

Electrolyte Ice Cubes

Freeze electrolyte solutions or diluted sports drinks into ice cubes. Add these to water for extra hydration and electrolyte replenishment.


Disclaimer:
The information on this site is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. Always consult a doctor before making health decisions. This content is for educational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice.

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