Gatorade is balanced to replace electrolytes lost through physical exercise. Pedialyte is balanced to replace electrolytes lost through vomiting and/or diarrhea. There are small but important differences, and it's now recommended children and babies not be given Gatorade for N/V/D because it can cause electrolyte imbalances. Therefore, if you're going to drink one, Pedialyte is probably the better choice.
That said, I don't know how drinking expensive, electrolyte-laced water is going to help unless you're having severe, watery D. I think maybe your nurse friend needs to stick to what she knows about
, which doesn't seem to be IBD. Her comment sounds like she probably works in general pediatrics or medical nursing, not GI.
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