Best Ways to Use IV Therapy for Dehydration

IV Therapy for Dehydration

In this article, you will learn Why to Use IV Therapy for Dehydration including:

Dehydration happens when your body loses more fluids than it takes in. This can be due to sweating, vomiting, or not drinking enough water are common reasons for dehydration. If you don’t take in fluids fast you will most likely feel thirsty, have dry mouth, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, headaches, and possibly organ damage if severe enough.

What is IV Therapy?

IV therapy is an extremely popular and effective treatment for dehydration especially for medical offices and hospitals. It works by bringing the liquids needed fast and directly into your bloodstream giving you immediate hydration.

Who is Recommended for IV Therapy

IV Therapy is recommended for dehydration when oral rehydration is not enough. Some situations include vomiting, diarrhea, or heatstroke.

Oral hydration methods such as drinking water work for mild to moderate cases of dehydration. And oral hydration is much slower than IV therapy, as IV therapy goes directly into your bloodstream for immediate rehydration. If you know you will be dehydrated in the future, it may be smart to schedule an infusion around that time.

Benefits of IV Therapy for Dehydration

Quick Rehydration and Electrolyte Replenishment: One of the biggest benefits of IV therapy is how fast your body gets hydrated. This is done by using an IV to replenish liquids and electrolytes directly into your veins. Your veins act like a highway to help in the fastest and most effective way possible.

IV Therapy Process

The way that the process works at our office is once you fill out a form online, we will contact you to have you come in and fill out paperwork that will also cover your medical history and be reviewed by the same doctor who will administer your IV. Then we will discuss which IV best suits you. After that, Dr. Sturm will craft and then insert the IV solution into your veins through a needle.

While you wait for your IV to finish we have games and activities to have fun until it’s finished. Depending on the IV infusion, your IV can 45 minutes to 4 hours depending on which IV you are getting. Please plan to be here for a minimum of 1 hour.

Top IVs for Dehydration

The top IV infusions for dehydration are the Old Fashion, Recovery & Performance, and the Myers Cocktail.

Old Fashion


Old Fashion IV Therapy in Saint Charles, MO

Bee's Knees Cocktail

Recovery & Performance

Bee's Knees Cocktail IV Therapy in Saint Charles, MO

Myers Cocktail

Golden Standard

Myers' Cocktail IV Therapy in Saint Charles, MO


Dehydration often results from sweating, vomiting, or not drinking enough water, leading to thirst, dry mouth, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, headaches, and in severe cases, organ damage. IV therapy is a highly effective solution for dehydration, particularly when oral rehydration methods fall short, such as during vomiting, diarrhea, or heatstroke. This therapy quickly delivers fluids and electrolytes directly into the bloodstream.

Drip 33 IV Therapy

At our clinic, you'll fill out paperwork reviewed by Dr. Sturm, who will determine the most suitable IV for you, prepare the infusion, and administer it. Popular IV options for dehydration include the Old Fashion, Recovery & Performance, and the Myers Cocktail, ensuring rapid and efficient hydration.

Find out the potential benefits of the for yourself. Schedule your next IV today or call (636) 205-4070 to learn more about the benefits of IV therapy!