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Dehydration in Children (cont.)

Symptoms of Dehydration in Children

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Be concerned if your child has an excessive loss of fluid by vomiting or diarrhea, or if the child refuses to eat or drink.

Signs of dehydration include:

  • Sunken eyes
  • Decreased frequency of urination or dry diapers
  • Sunken soft spot on the front of the head in babies (called the fontanel)
  • No tears when the child cries
  • Dry or sticky mucous membranes (the lining of the mouth or tongue)
  • Lethargy (less than normal activity)
  • Irritability (more crying, fussiness with inconsolability)

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