Plane air is stuffy, stagnant and super dry — it can feel like it's sucking the moisture right out of your body. Fatigue, headaches, dry mouth, and dry skin are just some of the dehydration symptoms that can come from being in the lower humidity of a plane cabin for long periods of time. Hydrate well before heading to the airport and tuck a few Pedialyte Powder Packs into your carry on to drink during long flights or layovers and to have on standby for any celebratory drinks or surprise setbacks that happen as you adjust to the new locale.
For many expectant moms, morning sickness is a not-so-fun part of pregnancy, and in some cases it can result in substantial fluid losses. Vomiting expels sugars and electrolytes including potassium, sodium and chloride from the body. These nutrients play an important role in your body's ability to absorb and use fluids, which means rehydrating through water alone may not be enough.
Instead, look for an oral rehydration solution that contains an optimal balance of sugar and electrolytes, like Pedialyte. It's important to also talk to your doctor about ways to reduce morning sickness symptoms and what rehydration strategies are best suited for expecting moms.
Don't be fooled by the ice in your fancy glass — margaritas, cocktails and alcoholic beverages do way more to dehydrate than they do to hydrate. Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it increases the amount of urine produced and expelled by the body. The result is dehydration that can contribute to hangover symptoms like headaches and nausea. While Pedialyte is not a hangover cure (there's no magic potion that will take back last night), it can help to relieve symptoms of dehydration. Your best bet? Hydrate before you go to bed and ideally between each alcoholic drink.
Although dehydration is common, it can also be dangerous if not handled properly. Keep an eye out for symptoms in kids and in yourself, and remember to keep plenty of water and electrolyte-replenishing beverages on hand.