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How do you know if a child is dehydrated from vomiting?

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Your child may be dehydrated if you see:

  • Dry mouth,
  • Crying without tears
  • Dry diapers
  • Urine that's very dark
  • A sunken soft spot on the top of the head.

From: Vomiting (Children) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Spitting Up in Babies."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

The Nemours Foundation: "Vomiting."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 15, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Spitting Up in Babies."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

The Nemours Foundation: "Vomiting."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 15, 2017

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