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  • Does your child have mild to moderate dehydration?

  • Do you have mild to moderate dehydration?

  • Do you think that a medicine may be causing your dehydration?

  • Does your child have moderate dehydration?

  • Does your child have mild dehydration, and he or she is unable to drink enough to replace lost fluids?

  • Has your child had mild dehydration for 12 hours or longer, but he or she is able to drink enough to replace lost fluids?

If you have answered "No" to the above questions, go back to Check Your Symptoms and continue to answer the questions to evaluate your symptoms.

  • Do you have mild to moderate dehydration, and you are not able to drink enough to replace lost fluids?

  • Have you had mild dehydration for 12 hours or longer, but you are able to drink enough to replace lost fluids?

If you have answered "No" to the above questions, go back to Check Your Symptoms and continue to answer the questions to evaluate your symptoms.

  • Do you think that your dehydration is caused by a medicine?

    Note: Call the doctor who prescribed the medicine to find out if you should stop taking the medicine or take a different one. An appointment may not be necessary.If you are taking a nonprescription medicine, stop taking the medicine. Call your doctor if you feel you need to continue taking the medicine.

If you have answered "No" to the above questions, go back to Check Your Symptoms and continue to answer the questions to evaluate your symptoms.

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You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional today

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

You may wait to see if the symptoms improve over the next 24 hours (or specified time period)

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional today

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

You may wait to see if the symptoms improve over the next 24 hours (or specified time period)

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional today

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

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