IV Therapy for Dehydration

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Mobile IV Therapy For Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when your body is losing more fluid than you are taking in. The body eliminates water through two main functions: sweating and urine production. To rehydrate, you have to drink water and other beverages. The problem is, this route is an inefficient way to achieve optimal hydration. A better solution is IV fluids. Drip hydration for dehydration treatment can have you feeling revitalized in about an hour or less.

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Recommended IV Package:

Our recommended IV for the dehydration is the Myers' Cocktail. This package will is ideal for even severe dehydration, as it features a saline solution along with six essential vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin B Complex.

The vitamin B12 and complex of B vitamins 1-6 in the Myers' Cocktail serve to boost your energy to fight fatigue and other symptoms associated with dehydration.

We offer this IV package for a total cost $175, which includes all taxes and travel fees to any of our service areas throughout Arizona.

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Symptoms of Dehydration That Can Be Treated With an IV

Dehydration is an extremely common symptom of the cold as well as the flu, but it has its own symptoms that can be extremely uncomfortable. The following are possible results of dehydration from cold, flu and other sources: 

  • Nausea: Dehydration can actually make you nauseous, and if the nausea leads to vomiting, you'll suffer from worsening dehydration.
  • Dry mouth and skin: Your skin may appear dull and dry, and it may become more susceptible to damage when you're dehydrated. Dry mouth is also an indicator that you need to rehydrate.
  • Dark urine: The more dehydrated you are, the darker your urine will be. In some cases, you may have difficulty urinating at all. Please note that the vitamins present in the Meyers' Cocktail can result in the urine temporarily becoming bright yellow.
  • Fainting/light headed: Severe dehydration may even lead to a feeling of dizziness with postion changes.  This is caused by your body trying to raise your blood pressure to your brain, if your dehydrated, your blood pressure falls and your heart beats faster to compensate.  If you feel dizzy when you go from sitting to standing, it's likely you are what is called orthostatic, this is when your heart rate changes by more than 20 beats a minute, and your systolic blood pressure falls under 100, in some cases this can lead to a loss of consciousness and a syncopal (fainting) episode. 
  • Fatigue: Chronic dehydration can make you feel tired, listless and sleepy.

Dehydration IV treatment helps reduce and oftentimes eliminate many of these unpleasant and potentially dangerous symptoms.  Depending on what symptoms you have, you may want to see a doctor. Symptoms such as fainting are signs of severe dehydration.  Our team will assess your symptoms prior to administering any IV.

What is Intravenous Rehydration?

Intravenous rehydration is used to treat moderate to severe cases of dehydration. When prescribed by hospitals, it’s more commonly used to treat children and infants, as they are more likely to become dangerously dehydrated than adults.  This is done in cases when oral rehydration is insufficient, which can happen if dehydration is advanced or in cases of illness, like diarrhea, vomiting, or high fever. Intravenous rehydration is designed to sidestep the normal digestive process to get fluids into your system as quickly as possilbe

Fluids delivered through an IV line allow doctors to pump fluid directly into your bloodstream, which means that the fluid and electrolytes are available for your body to use right away. This will help stabilize you in the meantime and, over the duration of the treatment, restore you to normal hydration. Nurses will usually look for veins in your arm since these are easy to access and usually wide enough to hit easily, but if you have narrow veins (often due to genetics) or collapsed veins (usually resulting from chronic use of intravenous injections) they may need to look for veins in other areas.

Rehydrate With Arizona IV Medics

Arizona IV Medics takes the work out of staying hydrated. We bring our equipment right to you and deliver full hydration in less time with IV fluids that go straight to the bloodstream for quick results. We typically service a 30-mile radius around Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, Lake Havasu, and Flagstaff. Since we have nurses and paramedics that live in each of these areas, we can typically be at your door in 1 hour or less.

If you're ready to feel better, simply give Arizona IV Medics a call at 623-521-5034 or book an appointment online!

Last Reviewed by Matt Heistan on June 15, 2020