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Dehydration in Adults (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Call a primary care doctor if the affected individual with potentially mild to moderate dehydration experiences any of the following:

  • Increased or constant vomiting for more than a day
  • Fever over 101 F (38.3 C), but less than 103 F (39.4)
  • Diarrhea for more than 2 days
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased urine production
  • Weakness

Take the person to the hospital's emergency department if these situations occur:

  • Fever higher than 103 F (39.4)
  • Confusion
  • Lethargy
  • Headache
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest or abdominal pain
  • Fainting
  • No urine in the last 12 hours
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/7/2014

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