What is dehydration?
Dehydration is the loss of water and salts essential for normal body function. It occurs when one uses or loses more fluid than one takes in. If he or she doesn't replace lost fluids, he or she will get dehydrated.
What are the signs and symptoms of dehydration?
What are the causes of dehydration?
- loss of appetite
- not much urine volume
- unexplained tiredness
- purple fingernails
- general discomfort
How to treat dehydration?
- not enough drinking of water
- diarrhea, vomiting
- excessive sweating
- increased urination
- children with mild or moderate dehydration
over-the-counter oral rehydration solution
- adults with mild or moderate dehydration
drinking more water or other liquids
- children or adults who are severely dehydrated
treated by emergency personnel
salts and fluids delivered through a vein
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