Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should. Dehydration can be mild, moderate, or severe based on how much of the body’s fluid is lost or not replenished.
Causes of Dehydration
Dehydration can be caused by losing too much fluid, not drinking enough water or fluids, or both.
Your body may lose fluids from:
- Excessive sweating
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Loss of appetite due to illness
- Sore throat or mouth sores
Dehydration in sick children is often a combination of refusing to eat or drink anything and losing fluid from vomiting, diarrhea, or fever.
Infants and children are more likely to become dehydrated than adults because they weigh less and their bodies turn over water and electrolytes quicker.
Symptoms of Dehydration
- Dry or sticky mouth
- Low or no urine output; urine looks dark yellow
- No tears
- Sunken eyes
- Sunken fontanel (the soft spot on the top of the head) in an infant.
When to Call your Pediatrician or Return to Night Lite Pediatrics:
- Blood in the stool or vomit
- Diarrhea or vomiting (in infants less than 2 months old)
- Dry mouth or dry eyes
- Fast-beating heart
- Listlessness and inactiveness
- Little or no urine output for 8 hours
- No tears
- Sunken eyes
- Sunken soft spot on the top of your infant’s head
Hours of Operation
We are open 7 days a week, including holidays. Our weekday hours are from 4 pm-midnight, and our weekend hours are from noon-midnight. Our clinics found outside of Orlando are open from 3pm-11pm on weekdays and 11am-11pm on weekends.
Getting access to the best IV Therapy services near you is quick and easy now. Book same day access to all our locations by first making an online reservation.
Directions to Night Lite Pediatrics Orlando, Florida
If you are trying to find local and convenient IV therapy in Orlando, simply follow our mapped locations and find which practice is closest to you.
If you are concerned about your child’s risk for severe dehydration, call the clinic located nearest to you.
Insurance & Self-Pay Information
At Night Lite Pediatrics we accept all major health insurance policies and provide various self-pay options.
Please remember to bring in your health insurance card in order to speed up your registration process and prevent any unnecessary charges.
How much does IV Therapy for kids cost in Orlando, Florida?
The average cost for IV therapy in Orlando is around $150-$200.
Most commonly, IV therapy in children is inserted into a vein found in the hands, arms, and legs. In babies, veins in the scalp could be used.
The most common pediatric IV fluids are TPN, pain relief, and antibiotics.
Yes. IV therapy can lead to infiltration, infection, and irritation. You should alarm the nurse as soon as possible if you notice any redness and pain in the area.
If a child is not well enough to eat or drink, or is struggling to keep food down, then IV therapy is required to maintain fluid balance. Additionally, if they were to suffer from a bad infection, the antibiotic can be given intravenously.
The initial pinch of the needle going in may hurt a little, but there should be little to no pain when the needle is removed and when the IV is processing.
IV therapy in a hospital setting typically lasts for 72 to 96 hours. However, some cases can warrant for IV treatment that lasts from 1 to 24 hours.
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