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When should you call 911 about dehydration in your child?

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CALL 911 IF YOUR CHILD:

  • Is less than 1 month old
  • Has extreme lethargy
  • Has skin that doesn't bounce back when pinched
  • Is breathing fast
  • Is confused

From: Treating Dehydration in Children WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 9/12/2017

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

KidsHealth.org: "Dehydration."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

KidsHealth.org: "Dehydration."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

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