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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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Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

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


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Help please! could dehydration in babies cause seizures?

Help please! could dehydration in babies cause seizures?

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 more

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My babies refusing the water am worry from the dehydration (10 months ) they took just 500 cc milk daily what can I do?

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

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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?

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 more

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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

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

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What would cause a normal/healthy 11 yo child to have a seizure? Eeg was normal, he wasn't overheated or dehydrated.

What would cause a normal/healthy 11 yo child to have a seizure? Eeg was normal, he wasn't overheated or dehydrated.

Seizure: Seizure of unknown origin may be due to hypoglycemia or electrolyte derailment. Barring those causes, your child should have a workup to find a cause. You might also want to include a cardiac and vascular workup as well. ...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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What couses dehydration on infants? My baby keeps getting dehydrated

What couses dehydration on infants? My baby keeps getting dehydrated

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 more

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Why do baby's get dehydrated?

Why do baby's get dehydrated?

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 more

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How do I know if my baby is dehydrated?

How do I know if my baby is dehydrated?

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 more

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How can I tell if my baby is dehydrated?

How can I tell if my baby is dehydrated?

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 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 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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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

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How long does it take for a 10 year old child to get dehydrated?

How long does it take for a 10 year old child to get dehydrated?

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

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My palms are dehydrated so much for along time.What should I do and what causes it?

My palms are dehydrated so much for along time.What should I do and what causes it?

?question: Not sure if you mean your palms are dry or have a dermatitis? If you feel you need fluids, than assure you stay well hydrated. If the condition is more dryness of your palms, then see your dr. For a skin evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is getting dehydrated if he's been playing outside all day?

How can I tell if my child is getting dehydrated if he's been playing outside all day?

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