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Severe dehydration means:
Severe dehydration is a medical emergency and requires
emergency treatment. Call 911 or other emergency services immediately.
Moderate dehydration means:
Mild dehydration means:
Mild to moderate dehydration is treated at home by
drinking more fluids. Treatment for moderate to severe dehydration may include
IV fluids and a stay in the hospital.
Dehydration is very
dangerous for babies, small children, and older adults. It is most dangerous
for newborns. Watch closely for early symptoms anytime there is an illness that
causes a high fever, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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