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Gastroenteritis Medical Treatment
Upon seeking medical attention, if the patient cannot take fluids by mouth because of vomiting, the health care practitioner may insert an IV to replace fluids back into the body (rehydration).
In infants, depending upon the level of dehydration, intravenous fluids may be delayed in order to attempt oral rehydration therapy. Frequent feedings, as small as a 1/6 ounce (5 cc) at a time, may be used to restore hydration.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/15/2013
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