Children aged 5-6 years are often affected by viral illnesses, which include high fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, and increasing fluid loss. Watch for Top Tips from Dr. Colin White, medschoolforparents.com Expert:
Signs of dehydration in your child
- Being thirsty
- Fast heart rate
- Less urination (can’t remember last time he/she peed). You can gage this by # of diaper changes if the child is young
Treatment of Dehydration: offer small amounts of fluid very frequently (15-20 ml, every 15-20 minutes).
Children who are lethargic, cold, and/or pale should go to see the doctor immediately.