Dehydration is a child condition arising due to the insufficient intake of liquid or its loss due to the disease state or environmental factors. For parents it is often very difficult to control the liquid level in the body of the child, and therefore comes dehydration. What are the symptoms of dehydration and how to prevent it?
Dehydration is usually caused by fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and a decreased ability to drink or eat associated with a viral infection. Some illnesses might also prevent them from taking fluids by mouth. If your children are unable to replace the fluid that's been lost, kids can become dehydrated. Signs of dehydration can include dry mouth, eyes that look sunken into the head, soft spot (fontanelle) on top of baby's head that looks sunken, lack of urine or wet diapers for 6 to 8 hours in an infant...The best way to prevent dehydration is to make sure kids get plenty of fluids when they're sick or physically active — they should consume more fluids than they lose (from vomiting, diarrhea, or sweating).
Dehydration happens the child often due to a viral infection accompanied by increased body temperature, lack of thirst, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. Characteristic signs of dehydration in a child are: a grayish color, dry mucous membranes of eyes, baby crying without tears, or begin to breathe often sinks large fontanels, the amount of urine is significantly reduced, significantly increasing heart rate. In addition, the child will always look sick and lethargic. In healthy children urination at night is 6 to 8 times, bowel movements a day 2-3 times. According to these rules, you can determine the state of the liquid exchange in the child's body.
The main reasons for the rapid dehydration are vomiting or diarrhea, which are usually accompanied by intestinal infections, rotavirus, exacerbation of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Children dehydration occurs rapidly - the younger the child, the faster it may be life-threatening condition. That is why when these diseases are always the first thing you need to call the doctor, at the same time starting to give water to baby. Fluid loss is also observed with an increase in body temperature, even banal colds. Dehydration is dangerous for the organism as a whole and for each organ in particular. With the loss of fluid is disturbed functioning of the main systems - the kidneys, brain and heart, which can lead to convulsions, heart rhythm disturbances, loss of consciousness and other life-threatening conditions.
Often dehydration in children begins in the background virus) or bacterial infection. In addition to bacteria and viruses can trigger dehydration infectious parasites, such as giardia, penetrating into the body of a child through the fruits and vegetables, unwashed hands, and so on. D. All of these ailments are most susceptible to the kids at very young age. Such insecurity is caused by a small organism immune deficiency in a child. Dehydration is manifested in different ways. Symptoms vary depending on the degree of dehydration. With mild dehydration kid loses about 5% of body weight - this dehydration step occurs in 90% of cases of infectious diseases, often accompanied by diarrhea. The most basic symptoms of mild dehydration are: constant thirst - the kid needs water 2 times more as usual.
If your child is dehydrated...What kind of parent are you then The best way to prevent dehydration is to make sure kids get plenty of fluids when they're sick or physically active — they should consume more fluids than they lose (from vomiting, diarrhea, or sweating).How to keep them hydrated can depend on the circumstances. For example, a child with a sore throat may become dehydrated due to difficulty drinking or eating. Easing the pain with acetaminophen or ibuprofen may help, and cold drinks or popsicles can soothe a burning throat while also supplying fluids.
Oh such a difficult question I think you should better ask it your relatives, parents or friends, who have alreadyhad children. Or it even will be better when you ask this question a doctor or a proffesionalist But on the whole I think tthat you should give water your child as often as it is possible. If he does not want to drink it, he would not.
i understand it very good for the parents it is really very hard to know especially if the parents are young and it is their first child and they just do not know what to do with the child. but i think that you shall listen to the child. he knows better what he needs. we lose water every day in the form of water vapor in the breath we exhale and in our excreted sweat, urine, and stool. along with the water, small amounts of salts are also lost. when we lose too much water, our bodies may become out of balance or dehydrated. severe dehydration can lead to death. symptoms are increased thirst, dry mouth and swollen tongue, weakness, dizziness.
that is a very serious problem, guys!! Every parent should be able to recognize and prevent it. Dehydration is a loss of body fluids that occurs as a result of its significant losses or insufficient income. The symptoms of dehydration is a refusal to drink, cold limbs, dizziness, drowsiness! How to help a child in this situation? Need to call a doctor. Before the doctor's arrival you should begin giving your kid a lot of liquid in order to normalize the fluid loss. The sooner you start to restore the water balance in the child, the faster the fluid balance is restored. Dehydration is a very dangerous condition for the child, so do not delay if you notice symptoms of dehydration, call the doctor!!!
well of course i understand why you worry about it, and it is normal. i know that dehydration can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on how much of your body weight is lost through fluids.two early signs of dehydration are thirst and dark-coloured urine. this is the body's way of trying to increase water intake and decrease water loss. dehydration can also lead to a loss of strength and stamina. it's a main cause of heat exhaustion.you should be able to reverse dehydration at this stage by drinking more fluids. of course i agree with you that it is very very dangerous and you shall definitely care about your child i this way. good luck.
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