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How can I tell if my child is getting dehydrated?

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Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics
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In brief: Close watch

Generally, if a child has decreased urination, dry mouth or tacky tongue, fatigue, it's best to have the child evaluated asap.

In brief: Close watch

Generally, if a child has decreased urination, dry mouth or tacky tongue, fatigue, it's best to have the child evaluated asap.
Dr. Stefania Lima
Dr. Stefania Lima
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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