A to Z: Dehydrationenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about dehydration, a condition that occurs when someone loses more fluids than he or she takes in.dehydration, low body fluid, low fluid intake, dry diapers, diarrhea, vomiting, excessive sweating, diabetes, dry mouth, thirst, sunken eyes, dehydrated, fluids, thirsty, dehydrate, hydrate, stay hydrated, summer safety, a to z08/09/201303/25/201909/02/2019c78591e4-8c43-407f-b867-cc26e62738e8https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-dehydration.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dehydration.html/">Dehydration</a> occurs when someone loses more fluids than he or she takes in. When this happens, the body can't function properly.</p> <h2>More to Know</h2> <p>People most susceptible to dehydration are infants, children, older adults, and people with illnesses. However, anyone can be affected by dehydration.</p> <p>Common causes of dehydration include inadequate fluid intake, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diarrhea.html/">diarrhea</a>, fever, vomiting, excessive sweating due to hot temperatures or intense physical activity, and uncontrolled <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/diabetes-center.html/">diabetes</a>.</p> <p>Signs and symptoms include a dry or sticky mouth; thirst; few or no tears when crying; eyes that look sunken into the head; dry, cool, or wrinkly skin; lethargy; and dizziness. Someone with dehydration will produce very small amounts of dark yellow or amber-colored urine.</p> <p>Mild to moderate dehydration usually can be self-treated at home by drinking more liquids. Severe dehydration, however, is a medical emergency and must be treated with IV (intravenous)&nbsp;fluids in the hospital.</p> <p>If you see signs of severe dehydration &mdash; such as extreme thirst, lack of sweating, rapid heartbeat, low blood pressure, delirium, or unconsciousness &mdash; go to the emergency room immediately.</p> <p><img title="illustration" src="https://kidshealth.org/ES/images/illustrations/P-hydrationA-415x233-esIL.png" alt="illustration" name="4938-HYDRATION_A_ENIL.PNG" /></p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Staying hydrated can help prevent dehydration, especially when someone is sick, physically active, or exposed to high temperatures.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
DehydrationDehydration is when the amount of water in the body has dropped too low. Read about what causes dehydration, what it does to your body, and how to prevent it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/dehydration.html/4dbb09f6-59a5-4398-a00e-944efd28f3d3
DiarrheaMost kids battle diarrhea from time to time, so it's important to know what to do to relieve and even prevent it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diarrhea.html/38efbf41-ac94-4d02-be5d-365f9b03cc12
First Aid: DehydrationKids can become dehydrated when their bodies lose very large amounts of fluids. It's important to replenish fluid losses as quickly as possible.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dehydration-sheet.html/b957eb2a-c760-487a-b19e-1c63bb20f2d3
Heat IllnessActive kids can be at risk for heat illness, which can result in heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heatstroke. Learn how to prevent and treat heat illness.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/heat.html/448ac293-2af3-44f0-a500-a6115f623170
How to Be Safe When You're in the SunIt's fun to be outside on a hot, sunny day. But too much sun and heat can make you feel terrible. Find out how to stay safe in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/summer-safety.html/c6fb5445-9394-4823-a223-433af0a7c0d5
VomitingMost vomiting is caused by gastroenteritis, and usually isn't serious. These home-care tips can help prevent dehydration.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vomit.html/20a54ee4-1e9e-4822-9631-614f8e08d622
What's a Fever?What are fevers? Why do kids get them? Get the facts on temperatures and fevers in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/fever.html/22e55702-eea3-4144-b11b-c0aec2e4f6e3
Why Drinking Water Is the Way to GoAll living things need water to survive. Find out more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/water.html/123840bc-5b6c-441c-9e71-ed8b07d5a8a3
Word! DehydrationDon't sweat this long word!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-dehydration.html/fb2c788f-27fa-4883-a609-e6707a89af70