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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dehydration may effect the body's concentration of sodium and other minerals as well as the body's acid/base balance causing seizures. In addition blood sugar levels may also be affected by dehydration causing seizures. Speak to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My babies refusing the water am worry from the dehydration (10 months ) they took just 500 cc milk daily what can I do?
Confusing question: Your question is not clear. As long as your babies are making a pee diaper every 6 hours they should not have a problem with dehydration.Many infants find water distasteful and refuse it. Alternate fluid sources like apple sauce (95% water) or vegetables (60%) can interest an infant and provide fluid value. ...Read more
My infant is showing signs of dehydration. When do I call the doctor? My baby has been ill and is having fewer wet diapers than normal. I’ve tried to give her pedialyte, but she isn’t taking much of it. At what point do I need to call her pediatrician?
Call Dr. now: Signs of dehydration include fewer wet diapers, tears and saliva that is thicker than usual. Infants may become dehydrated in just a few hours. It sounds like you've done the basics-it's time to discuss the details with your doctor. It will be much easier to treat the problem early. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What foods should be given or avoided to prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea? My child has diarrhea and i’m afraid he will become dehydrated if it gets any worse. What are the best foods to give him to keep is fluid levels up and prevent further stomac
Low blood pressure for 4 months since I had my baby. Fasting blood sugar 117. What causes this ? I'm not dehydrated . Thyroid TSH normal
Pre-diabetes: Your blood sugar is in the pre-diabetes range. You should see your doctor and may wish to repeat it. If this is correct, then despite your claim, you are likely dehydrated. Try drinking enough water so that your urine is colorless and watery. Please do follow up with your doctor about work-up for possible pre-diabetes. ...Read more
What would cause a normal/healthy 11 yo child to have a seizure? Eeg was normal, he wasn't overheated or 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
Inadequate fluid: Infant dehydration occurs when fluid losses are greater than fluid intake. Fluid losses occur from bowel movements, which tend to be more liquid in infants; from skin, either by visible perspiration or invisible losses of water through skin pores, especially from heat; from vomiting or regurgitation; and then from any urine the baby passes. Fluid intake must at least match all these losses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small volume: Babies get dehydrated because simply they are so small. Fever causes evaporation, and babies are all surface area comparatively. Thus a moderate fever causes decent water loss. Couple that with vomiting and some diarrhea and a lot of fluid loss happens quickly. Babies cannot be reasoned with that they need to "just drink more", so all that water loss leads to irritability, not thirst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor urine output: If you are changing few diapers, your baby may be getting dehydrated. Other symptoms include dry mouth, few tears when crying, and extreme fatigue. These are particularly important symptoms to watch out for if your baby has been having vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. ...Read more
Color of face,thirst: If he has been outside all day and not been drinking he is behind on his fluids. Urine color will be dark yellow if he is slightly dry. He can be red faced and tired as well. It is helpful to educate him if he is 8 or over to drink often and younger to offer fluids regularly. He should be thirsty as well if he has not been drinking enough. ...Read more
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