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Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning And Dehydration

Did you forget to refrigerate your leftovers but had them anyway? Was your little one in the bathroom all night when something she ate didn’t sit quite right? Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, can make everyone miserable and it often leads to dehydration. And when you or your little one aren’t feeling well, dehydration can make it even worse. Rehydrate with Pedialyte® to feel better fast.

What is food poisoning? How can it lead to dehydration?

Food poisoning affects 1 out of 6 people

Causes of food poisoning include viruses, parasites, and bacteria—over 250 different foodborne diseases exist! Symptoms of food poisoning can be different depending on the cause, but two of the most common symptoms are vomiting and diarrhea.

Vomiting and diarrhea caused by food poisoning can be severe over a short period of time. You or your little one may be losing electrolytes and fluids at a faster rate than can be easily replaced. And on top of all the other food poisoning symptoms, dehydration can make you or your kids feel even worse. See the Lyte and start with small sips of Pedialyte every fifteen minutes to help you or your family rehydrate and feel better fast.

Food poisoning affects 1 out of 6 people

Food poisoning remedies

You or your little one will typically improve within 48 hours after food poisoning symptoms first appear. Here are some things that can help everyone feel better in the meantime.


Rehydrate with Pedialyte

Take small sips of Pedialyte every 15 minutes


Eat Plain Foods

Start with small bites of bland foods such as crackers, rice, and bananas


Take It Slow

Don’t eat dairy or fatty foods and avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine



Give your body a chance to recover

Rehydration Tip:If you start to feel nauseous, stop eating. When you feel better, start again with small sips of Pedialyte.

Why use Pedialyte for dehydration* caused by food poisoning?

For over 50 years, the advanced science behind Pedialyte has helped people rehydrate after challenging moments of dehydration.* You may have used juice, sodas, and sports drinks in the past to help you or your family rehydrate after food poisoning, but these drinks are often too high in sugar and too low in sodium (which is an important electrolyte ). When you or your little one is dehydrated from food poisoning, sugary drinks can actually make diarrhea worse. Pedialyte has an optimal balance of sugar and electrolytes that provides fast rehydration to help everyone feel better fast.

Fluid and electrolyte replacement can be hard when you or your kids are dehydrated from food poisoning. It can be hard to keep food and liquids down. So start with small sips of Pedialyte every fifteen minutes and increase the amount as you or your little one feel better.

Try these Pedialyte products for food poisoning & dehydration*


AdvancedCare® Liters >

have PreActiv® Prebiotics to
promote a healthy digestive system.


Classic Liters >

You or your kids can drink our Classic
Liters at whatever temperature feels
best. Just make sure to refrigerate
after opening.


Powder Packs >

If you or your little ones can’t stay
home, we can still help you feel better
on the go. Powder Packs fit in a bag
or pocket. Mix with water and you’ve
got rehydration on the road!


Freezer Pops >

Being sick can leave you or your little
one needing extra TLC. Luckily, both
adults and kids can rehydrate with
Freezer Pops, while the cold may help
soothe sore throats.

* Mild to moderate dehydration.


Food poisoning is common, so be prepared! Consider Pedialyte as part of your everyday first aid kit. Our seven different types of Pedialyte Products come in a variety of flavors. Find your or your little one’s favorites online or at your local store

Pedialyte® Voluntary Product Recall


Abbott is voluntarily recalling a single lot of Pedialyte Strawberry Lemonade Powder 0.6oz Packets (6 packets per carton, 6 cartons per case), list number 64172, lot 287112S00. No other powder flavors and no other lots are impacted by this voluntary recall.

Abbott is voluntarily recalling this single lot because it may contain wheat that is not declared on the label.


In addition, we are voluntarily recalling select lots of Pedialyte Immune Support Peach Mango and Raspberry Lemonade 1 liter liquid product exclusively packaged and sold in Walmart stores. No other retailers or flavors are impacted by this voluntary recall.

Abbott is voluntarily recalling this product because of potential leakage from the 1L container. Please contact Abbott Consumer Relations at 1-800-986-84411-800-986-8441 to determine if you have product included in this voluntary recall.

Our consumers’ trust is our top priority. At Abbott, we’re committed to quality and safety at every step.

Please contact Abbott Consumer Relations at 1-800-986-84411-800-986-8441 with questions.