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Treatment for a 2 year old suffering from dehydration - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Is 2 years old a appropriate for a iv if a child is dehydrated
Doctor :   yes
User :   he is so small the nurses pocked him for 10 mintues and never got a vien should they have did this
Doctor :   if there is severe dehydration it is suggested to get IV fluids
User :   Even if he had drank around 1/4 cup of liquids within the last 5 hours?
Doctor :   In dehydration the veins will be collapsed hence it is difficult to get the veins easily
Doctor :   but there may be more fluid loss
Doctor :   hence may be he is suggested foe iv fluids
Doctor :   does he has vomiting?
User :   So this is perfectly normal for him to not be able to find a vien
Doctor :   yes
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