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Signs of Dehydration

  • Decreased urine output,
  • Sleepiness and
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Lightheaded,
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling of thirst.
  • In severe cases, the major signs are unconsciousness or delirium,
  • Fever and,
  • Rapid heartbeat.
  • Likewise, patients are more likely to have low blood pressure, lack of skin elasticity and sunken eyes.
Individuals suffering from severe dehydration commonly experience lack of sweating. Simultaneously, they also have super dry mucous membranes, skin and mouth.

In children, its symptoms include extreme sleepiness or fussiness. On the other hand, adults may manifest signs like confusion and irritability.

It is highly advisable to consult doctors right away in case of three straight days of moderate diarrhea. Consider it a medical emergency if patients suffer from episodes of vomiting that last for more than eight straight hours. Even without fever or vomiting, severe diarrhea is always a cause for serious concern.


No matter how severe the condition of patients, it is best to replace lost fluids right away. For faster relief, patients can take oral re-hydration solutions (ORS).

For children and infants with fever, vomiting and diarrhea, it is good to give them Pedialyte.
When babies are sick, it is advisable for mothers to continue breastfeeding. In case of severe dehydration, patients can receive intravenous hydration.

It is also good to give them sports drinks as temporary relief.

Also read How to tell if you're getting enough


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