Consider Diluted Apple Juice an Option for Mild Dehydration in Kids

Parents may ask about using apple juice for dehydration in kids.

Many clinicians discourage using juice, sports drinks, water, broths, or soda for dehydration...thinking that they may not replace lost electrolytes...or the sugar in some products can worsen diarrhea.

On the other hand, commercial electrolyte solutions (Pedialyte, etc) can cost about $6/liter...may not be convenient...and can taste bad.

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