Patient complaints of dry mouth and throat with severe thirst after right hemicolectomy. it's been 30 hrs since the patient had anything (fluids)
the doctor advised nil per oral until further order.
is it ok to give a sip of water (1ml) every half an hour or so?
is it ok to wet a gauze swab keep in mouth?
is there any other ways to give slight relief to patient?
how to manage the patient ?