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When should you call a doctor about symptoms of dehydration?

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Call your doctor if the dehydrated person experiences any of the following:

  • Increased or constant vomiting for more than a day
  • Fever over 101°F
  • Diarrhea for more than 2 days
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased urine production
  • Confusion
  • Weakness

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: “Dehydration.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dehydration.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Dehydration and Heat Stroke.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on May 02, 2017

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