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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Sasson
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Fatigue: Fatigue is usually a common symptom of dehydration. Other symptoms include loss of appetite as well as constipation. Your skin can start to peel. Y ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
23 years experience Pediatrics
Decreased Urination: If your baby is feeding normally, happy and urinating at least 6 times in a 24 hour period, they are probably well hydrated. When infants have decrea ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Many signs: If a child is getting dehydrated, one can notice absence of tears if crying, a darkening of the urine (tea colored), decreased urination and output, a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Opeoluwa Eleyinafe
7 years experience Internal Medicine
A little difficult: It's actually hard to tell if someone is dehydrated unless it is extreme. This is because the body has certain mechanisms to combat dehydration (such ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Thirsty? Dark urine?: If you are thirsty, you are already about 5% volume depleted. If your urine color is dark yellow toward brown shades, you are very concentrated, consi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Dehydration: The severity of symptoms are different in children, adult and old people. Can be mild, moderate and severe. Thirst, dry mouth or buccal mucosa, dry ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Albert
9 years experience General Practice
Turgor: You can check the volume status of elderly individual with skin turgor. The best site to check skin turgor on an elderly person is the skin on the cla ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: Signs of dehydration may include the following: sunken eyes decreased frequency of urination or dry diapers sunken soft spot on the front of the hea ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Color of face,thirst: If he has been outside all day and not been drinking he is behind on his fluids. Urine color will be dark yellow if he is slightly dry. He can be red ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Caffeine is what is in most of them, and others contain fair amounts of sugar as well. Both of these have diuretic properties and you lose more fluid ... Read More
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