Pedialyte® Helps Rehydrate During Stomach Bugs

Vomiting and diarrhea caused by stomach bugs can have you or your family headed to the bathroom on repeat. When this happens, replenishing fluids and staying hydrated should be top of mind. With an optimal balance of glucose and electrolytes, Pedialyte can help you rehydrate during recovery.

Know When to Rehydrate

Signs of dehydration* may include:

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Norovirus vs Influenza: Which Flu Is Hurting You?

If you're feeling flu-like symptoms, it can be hard to tell if you're suffering from norovirus (stomach flu) or influenza (respiratory flu). You can experience fatigue, headaches, and muscle aches from either one, but vomiting and diarrhea are hallmark symptoms of a stomach flu. Pedialyte can keep you hydrated during recovery.

Food Poisoning: What Did I Eat Last Night?

Did you know food poisoning affects 1 out of 6 people every year?1 Food poisoning is usually associated with symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. You or your family can lose fluids at a rate faster than they can be replenished. Sports drinks may contain too much sugar, which can worsen diarrhea or slow down the hydration process, but Pedialyte is designed with an optimal balance of sugar and sodium and has no more than one-half the sugar of the leading sports drink.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Stomach Bugs

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Eat bland foods, take small sips of Pedialyte every 15 minutes, and call your doctor if symptoms worsen

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Eat any foods with high sugar, fat or fiber content, which can be difficult to digest while your gut is recovering

Pedialyte Also Helps Hydrate During

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Sweating out as little as 2% of your body weight can make working out feel harder

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Increased sweating can cause you to lose more electrolytes and leave you dehydrated

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From low-humidity airplane cabins to foodborne illness, travel can increase the risk of dehydration

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From blood donation to occasional morning sickness and breastfeeding, staying hydrated should be top of mind

* Mild to moderate dehydration.
† Pedialyte has no more than 25g sugars per liter; leading sports drink has ~58g sugars per liter.
‡ 60 mEq sodium electrolytes per liter vs 45 mEq in original Pedialyte.

1. Fun facts about food poisoning. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Accessed May 19, 2023.