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how can i tell if my child is getting dehydrated?

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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, 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
Dr. Stefania Lima
8 years experience Pediatrics
Close watch: Generally, if a child has decreased urination, dry mouth or tacky tongue, fatigue, it's best to have the child evaluated asap.
Answered on Apr 15, 2015
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