A 31-year-old member asked:
How long does it take for a 10 year old child to get dehydrated?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Varies: It can take a couple of hours depending on the severity of his symptoms. And what his intake of fluids has been. Does he have vomiting, diarrhea? How many times and for how long? How many times has he urinated? Fever is another variable. Also children who play sports in high temperatures and humidity with out adequate prior hydration can become dehydrated quickly.
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