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Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration in Kids

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Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration in Kids

Dehydration can occur to just about anyone, including infants and toddlers. Once the body no longer has enough water—perhaps because of too much sweating, peeing, crying, or, in some cases, diarrhea and hot weather—dehydration kicks in.

Chances of dehydration are greater for kids playing under the heat of the sun with little or no water to drink. That’s why it’s really important for parents to be fully aware of the warning signs of dehydration. If those signs are ignored and the dehydrated individuals are left untreated, there’s a huge possibility that this could lead to major health complications.

So, how can you tell if your child is suffering from dehydration? Watch out for these signs and symptoms of dehydration in kids:

  • Dry or cold skin
  • Sunken eyes
  • Cracked lips
  • Little or no tears when crying
  • Sleepiness
  • Fast breathing
  • Urinating less frequently or no urination for three hours or longer
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Dry mouth
  • Irritability
  • Sticky mucus on the tongue or mouth lining
  • Less active

Keep in mind that even healthy children can get dehydrated once their bodies lose significant amounts of fluids. Always remind your kids to drink plenty of water especially after taking part in lots of activities. Make sure that they take time to rest until all the lost fluids in their body are replenished. If you’re dealing with a toddler, physicians usually advise an oral rehydration solution like Pedialyte.

There are also certain ways to prevent dehydration. A simple tip is by offering your child a cup or bottle of diluted apple juice and then a beverage to drink, preferably milk.

 

When to See the Doctor

Take your child to the doctor if any of these conditions occur:

  • You see blood in your child’s vomit or stool.
  • Your child looks more dehydrated despite taking in a huge amount of water.
  • Your child’s diarrhea or vomiting does not stop.
  • Your child refuses to drink or take an oral rehydration solution.
  • Your child is unable to urinate for more than six hours.

 

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