A 35-year-old member asked:
how can i tell if my child is getting dehydrated?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Danny Proffitt answered
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, an increase in the pulse rate, a "sinking in" or softness of the eyes, doughiness of the abdomen and tenting of the skin and decreased sweating. A lay person may not know some of these signs or symptoms. Call or see your doctor if concerned.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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