IV Fluid Hydration

Intravenous (IV) Fluid Therapy at Thibodaux Regional Urgent Care

Dehydration, or the significant loss of body water, can have many causes, including vomiting, diarrhea, heat exposure, exercise, and fever. When you lose too many body fluids, severe dehydration can result. IV fluid therapy is an effective way to correct dehydration and prevent complications. At Thibodaux Regional Urgent Care, our excellent staff can provide IV rehydration while also treating the underlying problem.

When Should I Go to Urgent Care for Dehydration?

If you are experiencing symptoms of significant dehydration, you should seek medical help. Dehydration can worsen quickly, especially in children, older adults, or people losing fluid rapidly through vomiting or diarrhea. Severe dehydration can have serious consequences, including kidney damage, heat stroke, and seizures. Recognizing the symptoms of worsening dehydration in yourself or a loved one is critical.

Symptoms of Advanced Dehydration

  • Sunken eyes.
  • Dizziness.
  • Increased heart rate.
  • Fever.
  • Fatigue.
  • Confusion.
  • Lethargy.
  • Weakness.
  • Dark urine.
  • Lack of urination.

If you are experiencing concerning symptoms of dehydration, visit Thibodaux Regional Urgent Care for rapid care. Our providers will discuss your symptoms, check your vital signs, and perform any diagnostic imaging or lab tests that may be indicated. Intravenous (IV) fluid may be ordered to quickly and effectively rehydrate you and correct electrolyte imbalances.

How Does IV Fluid Help?

Drinking fluids with electrolytes, like Pedialyte or a sports hydration drink, can help alleviate minor dehydration. For more severe dehydration, going to urgent care for IV fluid therapy is the best choice. IV fluid is infused directly into your veins, quickly replenishing lost fluids. It is formulated with specific concentrations of essential electrolytes. IV fluids can restore your body’s water and electrolyte balance, protecting your tissues and vital organ functions.

Two types of IV fluid are commonly used for rehydration: normal saline and D5W. Normal saline contains water and sodium and is designed to replenish both at the proper ratio. D5W contains water and dextrose, a sugar that can be given intravenously. This fluid aids in hydration and is important in the event of low blood sugar.

At Thibodaux Regional Urgent Care, a trained and experienced medical professional will administer your IV fluid and monitor you carefully. As your body is rehydrated, you will experience relief from some of the symptoms of dehydration, including fatigue and weakness.

Thibodaux Regional Urgent Care offers IV fluid therapy for a wide spectrum of medical conditions. If you have severe dehydration symptoms, visit any of our three locations today. We are open seven days a week for your convenience.

For more information about our urgent care services, contact our helpful staff. Call 985.803.8383 for the Thibodaux clinic, 985.709.0136 for the Houma clinic, or 985.493.4944 for the Gray clinic.


Would you like to know more?
Call the location nearest you:

Thibodaux: 985.803.8383
Houma: 985.709.0136
Gray: 985.493.4944


Thibodaux Regional Urgent Care locations:

2031 Audubon Ave., Thibodaux, LA 70301

1411 St Charles St., Houma, LA 70360

4218 W Main St., Gray, LA 70359

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