Dehydration in Children (cont.)
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What are the 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:
When should I call the doctor if my child is dehydrated?
Infants and small children can become dehydrated quickly.
Contact your doctor if your child has any of the following:
Go to a hospital's Emergency Department in these situations:
How is dehydration in children diagnosed?
The doctor will perform a thorough history and physical exam in an effort to determine the severity and cause of the dehydration.
Specific laboratory tests may be ordered.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/21/2016
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