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Age & Weight Guidelines for IV Hydration

Intravenous (IV) therapy is a potent and swift method for administering treatments for a multitude of health issues, ranging from common illnesses and food poisoning to severe dehydration. The direct delivery of medication or fluids into the bloodstream via IV ensures rapid and efficient absorption, making it a potentially beneficial option for parents considering this treatment for their children's ailments.

 

However, at Thrive IV Hydration, we adhere to specific criteria to safeguard the wellbeing of our younger clients who may require IV therapy:

  1. Age and Weight Requirements: The child must be at least 12 years old. An exception is made for children who weigh a minimum of 100 pounds, recognizing the diverse growth patterns of children.

  2. Consent: A willing participant is essential. The child must agree to receive the IV therapy.

  3. Parental Approval: For minors under 18 years of age, we require parental or guardian consent to proceed with the IV therapy.

 

It's important to note that children under 12 years of age or weighing less than 100 pounds are not eligible for IV drip services at Thrive IV Hydration. We understand that many children may have a fear of needles, but our compassionate staff is trained to alleviate these concerns and provide support throughout the process.

 

Our team consists of highly skilled Registered Nurses, who excel in administering IVs efficiently, often achieving success on the first attempt. Their proficiency ensures a smoother and more comfortable experience for our patients.

IV therapy can be just as advantageous for youths as it is for adults. Active children, particularly during the summer months, can quickly become dehydrated from prolonged playtimes and sports activities, such as soccer or tennis, where they may not remember to stay adequately hydrated. In these instances, IV hydration can replenish fluids at a much faster rate than oral intake, providing swift relief from dehydration. Similarly, IV drips can be an effective treatment for older children who are unwell, offering a quicker route to recovery than traditional methods.

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