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Check Your Symptoms
In the early stages, you may be able to correct mild to moderate dehydration with home treatment measures. It is important to control fluid losses and replace lost fluids.
Adults and children age 12 and older
If you become mildly to moderately dehydrated while working outside or exercising:
Rest and take it easy for 24 hours, and continue to drink a lot of fluids. Although you will probably start feeling better within just a few hours, it may take as long as a day and a half to completely replace the fluid that you lost.
Children ages 1 through 11
Newborns and babies younger than 1 year of age
Don't wait until dehydration develops to replace lost fluids. Offer fluids to your baby often.
Symptoms to watch for during home treatment
Call your doctor if any of the following occur during home treatment:
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