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Food Poisoning And Dehydration

Did you forget to refrigerate your leftovers but had them anyway? Was your little one in the bathroom all night when something she ate didn’t sit quite right? Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, can make everyone miserable and it often leads to dehydration. And when you or your little one aren’t feeling well, dehydration can make it even worse. Rehydrate with Pedialyte® to feel better fast.

What is food poisoning? How can it lead to dehydration?

Causes of food poisoning include viruses, parasites, and bacteria—over 250 different foodborne diseases exist! Symptoms of food poisoning can be different depending on the cause, but two of the most common symptoms are vomiting and diarrhea.

Vomiting and diarrhea caused by food poisoning can be severe over a short period of time. You or your little one may be losing electrolytes and fluids at a faster rate than can be easily replaced. And on top of all the other food poisoning symptoms, dehydration can make you or your kids feel even worse. See the Lyte and start with small sips of Pedialyte every fifteen minutes to help you or your family rehydrate and feel better fast.

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Food poisoning remedies

You or your little one will typically improve within 48 hours after food poisoning symptoms first appear. Here are some things that can help everyone feel better in the meantime.

Rehydrate with Pedialyte

Take small sips of Pedialyte every 15 minutes

Eat Plain Foods

Start with small bites of bland foods such as crackers, rice, and bananas

Take It Slow

Don’t eat dairy or fatty foods and avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine


Give your body a chance to recover

Rehydration Tip: If you start to feel nauseous, stop eating. When you feel better, start again with small sips of Pedialyte.

Why use Pedialyte for dehydration* caused by food poisoning?

For over 50 years, the advanced science behind Pedialyte has helped people rehydrate after challenging moments of dehydration.* You may have used juice, sodas, and sports drinks in the past to help you or your family rehydrate after food poisoning, but these drinks are often too high in sugar and too low in sodium (which is an important electrolyte ). When you or your little one is dehydrated from food poisoning, sugary drinks can actually make diarrhea worse. Pedialyte has an optimal balance of sugar and electrolytes that provides fast rehydration to help everyone feel better fast.

Fluid and electrolyte replacement can be hard when you or your kids are dehydrated from food poisoning. It can be hard to keep food and liquids down. So start with small sips of Pedialyte every fifteen minutes and increase the amount as you or your little one feel better.

Try these Pedialyte products for food poisoning & dehydration*

* Mild to moderate dehydration.

Food poisoning is common, so be prepared! Consider Pedialyte as part of your everyday first aid kit. Our seven different types of Pedialyte Products come in a variety of flavors. Find your or your little one’s favorites online or at your local store