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Dehydration in Children (cont.)

Dehydration in Children Prevention

  • It is almost impossible to prevent your child from getting the viral infections that cause most cases of dehydration. The key is to recognize the danger signs early and to begin proper fluid replacement quickly.
  • If your child has vomiting or diarrhea more than four to five times in 24 consecutive hours, start fluid replacement with Pedialyte or a similar fluid to prevent dehydration. Consider keeping replacement fluid in your home for such a situation.
  • Call your doctor any time you have concerns about your child's ability to get enough fluid.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/17/2013

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