First Aid: Dehydrationenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-FA-Dehydration-enHD-1.jpgKids can become dehydrated when their bodies lose very large amounts of fluids. It's important to replenish fluid losses as quickly as possible.dehydration, heat, hot weather, thirst, dehydrated, thirsty, dehydrate, hot weather, summer, safety, instruction sheets, fluids, water, electrolytes, vomiting, fluid loss08/01/200707/16/201809/02/2019Kate M. Cronan, MD07/02/2018b957eb2a-c760-487a-b19e-1c63bb20f2d3https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dehydration-sheet.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/first-aid-guides.html/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-firstaid-enBT.jpg" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dehydration.html/">Dehydration</a> can happen if kids aren't drinking enough liquids. They also can get dehydrated if they lose fluids through vomiting, diarrhea, or both.</p> <h3>Signs and Symptoms</h3> <h4>Mild to moderate:</h4> <ul> <li>a dry tongue</li> <li>few or no tears when crying</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-tachycardia.html/">rapid heart rate</a></li> <li>fussiness in an infant</li> <li>no wet diapers for 6 hours in an infant</li> <li>no urination (peeing) for 8 hours in children</li> </ul> <h4>Severe:</h4> <ul> <li>very dry mouth (looks "sticky" inside)</li> <li>dry or wrinkly skin (especially on the belly and upper arms and legs)</li> <li>inactivity or decreased alertness and excessive sleepiness</li> <li>sunken eyes</li> <li>sunken soft spot on top of an infant's head</li> <li>no peeing for 8 or more hours in an infant</li> <li>no peeing for 10 or more hours in a child</li> <li>deep, rapid breathing</li> <li>fast or weakened pulse</li> </ul> <h3>What to Do</h3> <p>Mild dehydration often can be treated at home. If your child has diarrhea but no vomiting, continue feeding a normal diet. If your child is vomiting, stop milk products and solid foods, and:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Give infants an oral electrolyte solution (a solution that restores lost fluids and minerals), about 1 tablespoon every 15&ndash;20 minutes.</li> <li>Give children over 1 year old sips of clear fluids such as an oral electrolyte solution, ice chips, clear broth, or ice pops. Give 1 to 2 tablespoons every 15&ndash;20 minutes.</li> </ul> <h3>Get Emergency Medical Care if Your Child:</h3> <ul> <li>shows <strong>any</strong> sign of severe dehydration</li> <li>can't keep clear liquids down</li> <li>isn't peeing</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hand-washing.html/">Washing hands</a> well and often can help prevent many of the illnesses that can lead to dehydration.</li> <li>Encourage taking in frequent, small amounts of liquids during illnesses to prevent dehydration.</li> <li>If vomiting happens, use only clear fluids to rehydrate.</li> </ul>
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: Heat IllnessIn hot weather, a child's internal temperature can rise and cause heat exhaustion, which can progress to heatstroke if not treated quickly.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/heat-exhaustion-heatstroke-sheet.html/189b747c-b9ae-4c05-a5c8-d69de8fd777b
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
Summer SafetyKeep the fun in summer by keeping your child safe in the sun, the water, and the great outdoors.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/summer-center.html/f78cbb46-4d28-4017-8ffa-f012f6ba0e4c
Sun SafetyBy teaching kids how to enjoy fun in the sun safely, parents can reduce their risk for developing skin cancer.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sun-safety.html/bc26aff9-60cc-47da-a3b8-154ec64ac649
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 Sweat?Everybody sweats. Find out why perspiration happens in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/sweat.html/f9d6ce4c-cfe4-4b5e-98e2-b14a232fe612
Word! DehydrationDon't sweat this long word!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-dehydration.html/fb2c788f-27fa-4883-a609-e6707a89af70
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