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How to Assess if your Child is Dehydrated?

Author: Dr. Colin White, MedSchoolForParents.com Expert
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

 

  1. Being thirsty
  2. Fast heart rate
  3. 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.
 
 
Updated: 03/08/2017

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