Health Tip: Warning Signs of Dehydration

-- Dehydration, if severe enough, can be life-threatening. While the obvious solution is to drink fluids, drinking even a little bit can sometimes make vomiting or nausea worse.

If you can't keep a small amount of water down, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine lists these warning signs of dehydration:

  • Dryness or a sticky feeling in the mouth.
  • Urine that is a dark yellow color.
  • Not urinating as much as usual or not at all.
  • Inability to produce tears.
  • Eyes that appear sunken.
  • When the "soft spot" at the top of a baby's head appears sunken.
  • Feeling tired or having no energy.

Posted: September 2009


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