Wellness - General Health | 2-16 yrs

Dehydration In Children: Home Remedies

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Dehydration is a condition where the loss of body fluids (mostly water) is above the amount that is taken in. During this condition, more amount of water moves out of our cells and bodies causing increased thirst, dry mouth, swollen tongue, weakness, dizziness, palpitations, confusion, sluggishness, fainting and decreased urine output.

According to an article on dehydration published in mayoclinic.org, ‘Anyone may become dehydrated, but the condition is especially dangerous for young children and older adults. The most common cause of dehydration in young children is severe diarrhea and vomiting. Older adults naturally have a lower volume of water in their bodies, and may have conditions or take medications that increase the risk of dehydration.’

Dehydration can sometimes exceed a certain limit, when the child constantly vomits for more than two days, or has a high fever of 101°F, or has diarrhoea for more than 2 days. Excessive dehydration causes extreme headaches, seizures, tremendous weight loss, difficulty in breathing, chest or abdominal pains and even fainting.

Keep a track of the fluids taken in by your child to help him avoid dehydration. There are several home remedies to prevent and cure dehydration. To know more on this, flip through the ClipBook “Dehydration in children: home remedies”. 

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