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When should you call a doctor if your child is dehydrated?

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Call the doctor if your child:

  • Has symptoms like headache and throwing up that get worse.
  • has diarrhea.
  • Lacks energy or is sleepier than normal.
  • Seems confused or passes out.

From: How to Hydrate Your Active Child WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/18/2018

SOURCES:

The American Academy of Pediatrics.

Albert C. Hergenroeder, professor of pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; chief, the sports medicine clinic, Texas Children's Hospital.

Kidshealth.org.

National Athletic Trainers Association: "Parents’ and Coaches’ Guide to Dehydration and Other Heat Illnesses in Children."

Cleveland Clinic: “Dehydration and Your Child.”

FamilyDoctor.org: "Athletes: The Importance of Good Hydration."

 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

The American Academy of Pediatrics.

Albert C. Hergenroeder, professor of pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; chief, the sports medicine clinic, Texas Children's Hospital.

Kidshealth.org.

National Athletic Trainers Association: "Parents’ and Coaches’ Guide to Dehydration and Other Heat Illnesses in Children."

Cleveland Clinic: “Dehydration and Your Child.”

FamilyDoctor.org: "Athletes: The Importance of Good Hydration."

 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

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