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Thread: Homemade Pedialyte, cheaper than store bought

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    I discovered last month just how expensive it is to buy pedialyte from the stores after I became ill. Tho I used their's for several days at a cost of $4 per liter , my neighbor was kind enough run and purchase for me, because I could barely get out of bed. After getting some hydration back into me and my brain, I remember from my younger days days this could be made cheaper at home. So I searched the internet and found most recipes were the same but given in 2 cup measurements. This is what I came up with cause I needed larger quanties on hand. Take an empty juice bottle like cranberry juice(etc) 64oz. Make a package of your favorite Kool-Aid. Cherry I keep in the house. 1cup sugar 1 tsp Iodized salt with potassium, 1 tsp baking soda. Place all in bottle and fill with cold water and mix or shake up. If you need alot double recipe in an empty 1 gallon bottle such as orange juice or water bottle. Hopefully no one will have to use this like I had too. Dehydration is very ,very serious and you should seek medical help, and can lead to death untreated! I originally did but was mis-diagnosed, and released. By the time the hospital caught what was really wrong and called me I was already in bed and home several days and you guessed very peeved-offed. Thank God I was smart enough , and co-herent enough to realize my flu-like systems(which it wasn't) was dehydrating me rapidly.

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    thanks for posting--no need to spend lots of money!

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    Your welcome , like I said hope no one will have to rely on and consume the amounts I needed to.But I am slowly recovering. The experience has changed my eating habits and I closely monitor the news for all food recalls and warnings now!!

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    Twisted, you are so right! Dehydration can be very serious!!
    And when we're sick we sometimes only think of how lousy we feel. Thanks for the nice post! :D

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    Where you sick from the egg recalls?Hope you are better

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    Hope youre feeling better!

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    Do you know if all salt with iodine has potassium in it?

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    My kids would never drink the stuff. I really couldn't blame them. It tastes like bitter tears. I had to find other ways to keep them hydrated when they were sick.

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    I was told to take Pedialyte once when very ill and it helped me get energy back wonderfully. now, i kept some on hand after that but never seemed to help me after other illnesses. I must not have needed it then.

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    It will tell you on the label if it is iodized and has potassium.

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