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Dehydration – Check When Your Body is Extremely Thirsty
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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
  • Vomiting
  • 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
  • Overheating
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

 

Symptoms of severe dehydration :

You should not treat severe dehydration at home with remedies. You will probably need IV hydration to recover from severe dehydration. Seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms include any of the following

  • 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
  • Fever
  • Lethargy or confusion
  • Seizure
  • 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.
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