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What does follow up for dehydration involve?

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  • For mild dehydration, have your child rest for 24 hours and keep drinking fluids, even if symptoms get better. Fluid replacement may take up to a day and a half. Continue on your child's regular diet as well.
  • For severe dehydration, the child may need IV fluids in the hospital. If you feel that your child is not improving or is getting worse, see your doctor right away.

SOURCES:

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

Kaiser Permanente: "Dehydration: Home Treatment."

Dehydration Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

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

Kaiser Permanente: "Dehydration: Home Treatment."

Dehydration Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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