Dehydration is Very Common Problem among every Age Group Especially among Children ….
- This simple problem can cause Havoc if not diagnosed timely…
- Dehydration is common among :
- Children with Diarrhoea
- Excessive Sweating
- Sun Burn
- Gym workouts
- When you Drink very less amonut of water
Symptoms of mild or moderate dehydration :
You can usually treat mild to moderate dehydration at home, with the remedies suggested in this article. Common signs of mild to moderate dehydration include:
- Dark yellow or amber urine
- Infrequent urination
- Reduced sweat
- Increased thirst
- Dry mouth, nose, and eyes
- Skin that feels dry and tight, may be shriveled/unusually wrinkled
- Dizziness, feeling faint
- Weakness, shakiness
Symptoms of severe dehydration :
- Little or no urination
- Very dark urine
- Dizziness or light-headedness that significantly impairs your ability to stand or move
- Weakness or shakiness
- Low blood pressure
- Fast heart rate
- Lethargy or confusion
- Shock (e.g., pale/clammy skin, chest pain, diarrhea)
Look for symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration in children :
- Reduced tears
- Rapid, shallow, or disturbed breathing
Symptoms of severe dehydration in infants and children :
- Sunken eyes or fontanelle. The fontanelle is the “soft spot” on very young infants’ heads. If it looks sunken, the baby is likely dehydrated.
- Skin turgor. Skin turgor is essentially how your skin “snaps back” after being moved. For example, children who are dehydrated will have reduced skin turgor. If you pull up a small fold of skin on the back of their hand or on their stomach and it doesn’t return to its original state, the child is dehydrated.
- No urine output in 8 hours or more
- Extreme lethargy or loss of consciousness
Check your urine :
When you are adequately hydrated, your urine should be a pale, transparent yellow. Having too much or too little water in your system will change the color of your urine.
- If your urine is very clear or has almost no color, you may be over-hydrated. Overhydration can cause dangerously low levels of sodium, a natural electrolyte your body needs to function.
- If your urine is dark yellow or amber, you are probably a little dehydrated and should drink water.
- If your urine is orange or brown, you are severely dehydrated and need medical attention immediately.