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Increase your fluid intake to replace lost fluids when you have a
fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating.
The following suggested amounts of fluids to drink every hour are
based on body weight:
If you have kidney or heart problems that limit your fluid intake, do
not increase your usual amount of fluids unless your doctor specifically tells you to do so.
April 15, 2013
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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