A 38-year-old member asked:
Help please! could dehydration in babies cause seizures?
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Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Yes: Dehydration may effect the body's concentration of sodium and other minerals as well as the body's acid/base balance causing seizures. In addition blood sugar levels may also be affected by dehydration causing seizures. Speak to your doctor about your concerns.
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Severe hypotonic dehydration may induce convulsion. Mismanagement of hypertonic dehydration can elicit seizure as well.
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Last updated Dec 8, 2020
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