Dehydration

Symptoms of Dehydration

Dehydration, Vomiting, & Diarrhea

When a person’s body is lacking enough fluid, dehydration can quickly become a life-threatening condition. Dehydration can result from vomiting, diarrhea, not drinking, sweating or urinating too much or any combination of these conditions. Severe dehydration is a serious condition that requires medical attention. Infants and small children are much more likely to become dehydrated than older children or adults, because they can lose relatively more fluid quickly.

Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration:

Dehydration can become dangerous quickly; always consult your pediatrician or physician. Get immediate medical care if you develop severe signs and symptoms such as extreme thirst, a lack of urination, shriveled skin, dizziness and confusion.

Treat children and older adults with greater caution. Call your family doctor right away if your loved one:

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