Health Tip: Warning Signs of Infant Dehydration

-- Infants and young children are no less prone to diarrhea than older people. The condition can lead to dehydration, which can be especially dangerous for the very young.

The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse mentions these warning signs of dehydration -- which is lack of enough bodily fluids -- in babies and young children:

  • Dryness of the mouth and tongue.
  • Crying without tears.
  • Not having a wet diaper for at least three hours.
  • A sunken appearance to the eyes or cheeks.
  • Running a high fever.
  • Acting unusually cranky or sleepy.

Posted: June 2012


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