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What should I pack inside an emergency survival kit?

What should I pack inside an emergency survival kit?

Depends: It depends upon your climate and time of year. Water, energy bars, gps, flashlight, butane lighter or matches. Knife with other utility tools, blanket or insulated wrap, durable shoes, compass, water purification tablets. ...Read more

Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more


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How do I know if I'm dehydrated?

How do I know if I'm dehydrated?

Thirsty.: In a person of your age with an intact thirst mechanism more than mild dehydration always leads to sensation of thirst. Secondarily you can see decreased saliva and dryness of mucous membranes, constipation and decreased urine output. Lastly serious dehydration decreases skin turgor and allows a pinch of skin to remain "tented.". ...Read more

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How can I tell if I am dehydrated?

How can I tell if I am dehydrated?

Fatigue: Fatigue is usually a common symptom of dehydration. Other symptoms include loss of appetite as well as constipation. Your skin can start to peel. You can decrease the amount of urine you produce daily which can then lead to even further symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're dehydrated?

How do you know if you're dehydrated?

Many signs: Signs of dehydration include a concentrated, darker colored urine, as the kidneys conserve water. Also, constipation can result as the colon (large intestine) also absorbs more water. Skin turgor can also be indicator of hydration status, as "tenting" of the skin happens when the tissues are dehydrated. More severe dehydration can cause dizziness and low blood pressure. Thirst can also occur. ...Read more

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How to know if I'm still dehydrated?

Some ways to tell: Is to look at your skin and urine. You skin will tent when pinching it instead of returning to a flat surface. Your urine would be dark if dehydrated. Drink plenty of water! ...Read more

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How do you no when you are dehydrated?

How do you no when you are dehydrated?

Many symptoms: Someone who is dehydrated may be thirsty, have decreased urine output, may feel, light headed when changing position from lying to standing, sunken eyes, decreased skin turgor. The last two more for babies. ...Read more

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How do you know you're dehydrated? What are the signs?

How do you know you're dehydrated? What are the signs?

Dehdration: Dehydration is associated with "doughy" skin dry muous membranes and tachycardia. As dehydration progresses people get weakness on standing, and ultimately no urine output. If this lasts for
12 hours it gets checked. ...Read more

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How to tell if I'm dehydrated? And what to do to fix it?

How to tell if I'm dehydrated? And what to do to fix it?

Thirsty? Dark urine?: If you are thirsty, you are already about 5% volume depleted. If your urine color is dark yellow toward brown shades, you are very concentrated, consistent with dehydration. Drink water at about 1 qt/hr max, with occasional electrolyte containing drink if dry from exertion. If thirst resolves / urine lightens, then you have improved your situation. If not, see dr for advice & assistance. ...Read more

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I feel dehydrated for the first time, what should I do?

I feel dehydrated for the first time, what should I do?

Drink more water: If you feel dehydrated, drink more fluids, especially water or perhaps juices. However, I would avoid coffee or caffeinated drinks, which may make you have to urinate more and dehydrate you further. ...Read more

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Scared of getting dehydrated from surprep any advice would be great?

Scared of getting dehydrated from surprep any advice would be great?

Don't worry: The surprep instructions include taking 32 ounces of water after drinking the 16 ounces of prep. This will keep you hydrated. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the health consequences of being dehydrated?

Can you please describe the health consequences of being dehydrated?

Dehydration: Increased thirst,
dry mouth and swollen tongue,
weakness, dizziness, seizures
palpitations (feeling that the heart is jumping or pounding)
confusion, sluggishness fainting,
fainting, inability to sweat,
decreased urine output.
Severe dehyration can affect the kidneys and other organs and cause death. ...Read more

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Does alcohol make you dehydrated?

Does alcohol make you dehydrated?

Yes, a lot.: It blocks release of a brain hormone that regulates water loss. ...Read more

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What causes babies to be dehydrated?

What causes babies to be dehydrated?

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. ...Read more

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Can smoking pot keep you dehydrated?

Can smoking pot keep you dehydrated?

Causes a dry mouth: The physical effects of marijuana can cause your heart to race, eye problems, and dry mouth. This can give you the feeling of dehydration. Remember, this is an illicit drug that can do other things to your body as well. Like induce anxiety, panic reactions, and paranoia. It also can precipitate psychotic symptoms. It can also cause lung problems in heavy smokers. It does not help w/ pain either. ...Read more

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How much pedialyte for dehydrated adults?

How much pedialyte for dehydrated adults?

Pedialyte in adults: If you having acute vomiting and diarrhea, you drink as much Pedialyte as you can stand to drink. There is no limit on how much - this is a case where more is better if it is not making you vomit more and you can stand the bad flavor of it. It's also an expensive way to treat your GI illness - water and low sugar sports drinks are equally effective as adults and a bit more palatable ...Read more

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Wouldn't albumin be high if your dehydrated?

Wouldn't albumin be high if your dehydrated?

ALBUMIN: Yes, blood gets concentrated and some readings/ levels in blood would be falsely elevated. ...Read more

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Could I be dehydrated if my urine is not dark?

Could I be dehydrated if my urine is not dark?

Yes. Mild (2%) maybe: Evidenced by any of these:
Thirst
Loss of Appetite
Fatigue or Weakness
Chills
Dry Skin
Skin Flushing
Dark Colored Urine
Dry Mouth
Head Rushes
If not corrected, symptoms multiply and worsen. It can be very damaging to let it go on. Drink at least (6-8) 8oz glasses of water a day. If this has been a problem for some time or you run a temp, see a doctor. Take care! Be well. ...Read more

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How do I treat chronic, dehydrated vocal cords?

How do I treat chronic, dehydrated vocal cords?

Vocal cords: You must see an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist as soon as you can get an appointment. Should work out OK! ...Read more

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How do I be less dehydrated during school hours?

How do I be less dehydrated during school hours?

See below: 1. Drink water throughout the day
2. If you have diabetes, keep it tightly controlled
3. Avoid soda, sugary items, caffeine, and alcohol.
4. Eat healthy - mostly fruits/veggies/beans/nuts
5. Keep blood pressure controlled
6. Lose weight if overweight/obese
7. Stop smoking. ...Read more

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How can I tell if an elderly person is dehydrated?

How can I tell if an elderly person is dehydrated?

Turgor: You can check the volume status of elderly individual with skin turgor. The best site to check skin turgor on an elderly person is the skin on the clavicle or "collar bone". Checking skin turgor is done by slightly pinching and raising the skin and observing how quickly the skin returns. The slower it returns, the more dehydrated the patient is. And even better way, check urine output and color. ...Read more

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How do you know when a 9 month baby is dehydrated?

How do you know when a 9 month baby is dehydrated?

Several ways: Dehydration can be determined best when you have a recent weight to compare to, but the signs on the baby are decreased tears or no tears, decreased saliva to the point of stickiness of the saliva (thick, tacky), decreased skin turgor, sunken eyes and soft spot and lastly decreased urination. ...Read more

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Dehydrated skin leeding to deeper marionette lines?

Dehydrated skin leeding to deeper marionette lines?

Dry skin: Make sure to drink plenty of fluids, get enough sleep, do not smoke and always wear sunscreen in order to maintain healthy skin. You should also use an appropriate moisturizer in the morning and at night. You can always look into cosmetic dermatology for different treatments. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is dehydrated at the beach?

How can I tell if my child is dehydrated at the beach?

See below:: Signs of dehydration may include the following:
sunken eyes
decreased frequency of urination or dry diapers
sunken soft spot on the front of the head in babies (called the fontanel)
no tears when the child cries
dry or sticky mucous membranes (the lining of the mouth or tongue)
lethargy (less than normal activity)
irritability (more crying, fussiness with inconsolability)
acute weight loss. ...Read more

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What is a dehydrated kidney and what can I do about it?

What is a dehydrated kidney and what can I do about it?

A vague term: The exact term is dehydrated body. The term means a body that is low on water. The term is used loosely. To be accurate, the sodium level should increase. Regardless, what you have probably heard suggests that the body needs more water intake to avoid slowing down kidney work. ...Read more

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Why is measuring weight relevant in a dehydrated patient?

Why is measuring weight relevant in a dehydrated patient?

Weight loss is a: Too much weight loss is health concern. Why are you dehydrated? 60 plus ounces of water/day is the recommendation. ...Read more

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What must I do if my child gets dehydrated at disneyworld?

What must I do if my child gets dehydrated at disneyworld?

First Aid Station: Immediately. They have staff who can immediately determine whether your child needs emergency rehydration and either administer or take your child for immediate medical care. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if I can get dehydrated because of a sunburn?

Wanted to know if I can get dehydrated because of a sunburn?

Yes: When the skin is damaged it can lead to fluid losses which in turn can cause dehydration. You need a barrier on the burn that will prevent fluid loss like petroleum. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is still dehydrated after surgery?

How can I tell if my child is still dehydrated after surgery?

See below:: Signs of dehydration may include:
sunken eyes
decreased frequency of urination or dry diapers
sunken soft spot on the front of the head in babies (called the fontanel)
no tears when the child cries
dry or sticky mucous membranes (the lining of the mouth or tongue)
lethargy (less than normal activity)
irritability (more crying, fussiness with inconsolability)
acute weight loss. ...Read more