If your child is dehydrated, it means that he or she has less fluid in the body than required. Children are more prone to dehydration as the percentage of water content in their body is higher as compared to adults. A child can get dehydrated by vomiting, diarrhea, fever, or sweating if the fluid intake is inadequate. Severity of dehydration can vary from mild to severe and life threatening.
Certain signs and symptoms that could indicate that your child is dehydrated or is becoming dehydrated are
Fortunately, most children improve with rehydration at home. But if your preschooler has persistent vomiting, diarrhea or is not improving with home treatment take him or her to the emergency room immediately.
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