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is headache a common sign for dehydration?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
DEHYDRATION: Headache, body weakess, dry mouth, passing out sensation or syncope are symptoms of dehydration.
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Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Not perspiring despite heat or excessive activity, not urinating even though drinking liquids may also suggest dehydration.
Mar 21, 2012

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How do I know if my baby is dehydrated?

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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
Poor urine output: There are several ways you can tell if your baby is dehydrated. The most important one is if you notice that your baby's diapers are drier than normal or that he or she has fewer wet diapers. Other signs include dry lips, flat fontanelle if your baby is less than six months old, crying without tears, and decreased activity level.
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Why do baby's get dehydrated?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not enough water in,: Too much out, or both. Can happen with diarrhea, vomiting, diabetes, overheating, overexertion, fever, or just plain not drinking enough.
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What causes babies to be dehydrated?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Vomiting, Diarrhea: Although there are other causes of dehydration, such as poor eating or overheating, most cases in the USA result from vomiting and/or diarrhea. Dehydration results when the baby is losing more fluid than she is taking in. Treatment consists of oral rehydration solutions (i.e. Pedialyte) and sometimes IV fluids. If you feel your baby may be dehydrated, call your pediatrician.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I keep seeing jagged flashes of lightning bolts that shimmer around an object followed by an intense headache. Are these hallucinations?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: These are not hallucinations and you need to be seen by a doctor. Seeing lightning bolts can mean there is eye problem like a torn retina or neurologic problem like a migraine. If you are pregnant, visual changes associated with a headache can indicate a serious complication called pre eclampsia. If you have these symptoms it is very important you see a doctor for further evaluation.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I relieve a headache without meds?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
Depends on cause: Without a proper diagnosis, there's no way to know the cause or proper treatment.For simple, non-recurrent ha's, might try ice to head or neck, sleep, massage, meditation. A good hands-on osteopathic exam, whether pain is short-term or chronic, might find a mechanical cause - often from neck pain/dysf, rib problems, even sacral problems which can be treated with manipulation. Just some suggestions.

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