IV Fluids & Treatment

What You Should Know About IV Fluids in Your Home for Dehydration

Dehydration can happen to any of us, at any time.


Often, you’re on the go in hot weather, downing too much caffeine and not enough water.


Maybe you’ve been lying  in bed sick with a stomach bug for a few days, and each time you drink something, it comes right out.

Or, perhaps you indulged in too many alcoholic beverages last night and didn’t hydrate before heading out to party.


These are all good reasons to try IV fluids to rehydrate.

What is IV Rehydration?

Most of us have heard of dehydration, which is the loss of fluids faster than you take them in. The reduction of water makes it hard for the body to function. Symptoms include a dry mouth and tongue, extreme thirst, dark urine, dizziness, & headache.

Rehydration is the replacement of salts, fluids, and electrolytes by mouth or intravenous catheter. With IV rehydration treatment, a small catheter is inserted into a vein and a mixture of water, salts, and electrolytes flows into the body.

Is It Safe To Use IV Fluids for Dehydration?

Receiving fluids to relieve dehydration is not only safe, but absolutely necessary. Prolonged dehydration can make it hard for a person to drink enough fluids to replace lost water. Severe dehydration can lead to the organs shutting down and ultimately, to death. IV fluids can save lives.

What Happens During Dehydration Treatment?

During rehydration treatment, an IV is inserted into the arm or hand of the recipient. The insertion of the needle may hurt a bit if the person has small, rolling veins. The IV connects to a bag of sterile solution.

The doctor decides which solution to give based on the severity of dehydration, as well as a person’s age and coexisting medical conditions. The patient’s rehydration solution bag is monitored to ensure the liquids are flowing. Treatment time and amount of IV fluids given depend on the individual.

Where Can You Go For Dehydration Treatment?

Dehydration treatment is available at the hospital, urgent care centers, and drip bars. Or, contact us at Santa Fe Mobile MD and we will come to you. An ER visit can cost you thousands of dollars and you might have bills coming for months. At Santa Fe Mobile MD, all our fees are right here at the bottom of this page.

IV Fluid Treatment Might Be Right For You

The use of IV fluids for dehydration offers many benefits. It helps people replenish the water in their bodies. It allows the body to function. And, it may help you feel better.

IV Fluid Hydration Helps Reverse the Effects of Dehydration

Dehydration can be caused by losing too much fluid, not drinking enough water/fluids, or both. The human body loses water by sweating and producing urine, so you must replace the lost fluids constantly, by drinking water and other beverages. Frequent urination, persistent diarrhea and vomiting, excessive sweating, and burns are some of the most common causes of dehydration in adults. Dehydration in sick children is often a combination of refusing to eat or drink and losing fluid from vomiting, diarrhea, or fever.

Know the symptoms of dehydration
  • Lethargy
  • Dry mouth
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

Drinking fluids is usually enough to reverse mild dehydration. In more severe cases, however, intravenous (IV) fluid hydration is necessary to rehydrate the body and avoid potentially serious health consequences.

If you have any of the symptoms of persistent or severe dehydration, call us at Santa Fe Mobile MD and Dr. Rosen or Anderson will be happy to come to your home for IV treatment today.

Severe dehydration may cause additional symptoms:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Sunken eyes
  • Reduced perspiration
  • Dry, shriveled skin
  • Increased heart rate
  • Fever

In addition to IV fluids…

We always have in our doctor bag different type of IV anti-nausea medication, non-narcotic pain medication, & steroids. With prior coordination, we can administer practically any medication that you might need that is indicated.

IV treatment cost in your home- Total costs
  • Normal saline or lactated ringer’s 1 liter $403
  • Myers’ cocktail infusion $475
  • High-dose vitamin C infusion $489
  • Immune Boost infusion (Curcumin with Glutathione) $643
  • Energy Boost (multivitamin with taurine) $488
  • Iron Sucrose infusion $400
  • IV Zofran, Phenergan, and/or Toradol included in visit fee, if medically indicated
  • Other IV infusions and medications can be arranged with special coordination- Prices will vary depending on medication cost

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