Consider Diluted Apple Juice an Option for Mild Dehydration in Kids

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

We usually discourage using juice, sports drinks, water, broths, or soda for dehydration because of concerns they may not replace lost electrolytes...and 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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