Are You Dehydrated?

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Symptoms in Older Kids and Adults

You might be thirsty, and your mouth might feel dry or sticky. You won’t pee very often... under four times a day. When you do go, there may not be much pee, and it’ll be dark or have a strong smell. You may feel dizzy or light-headed, and you may pass out. As it gets worse, your thirst cranks up. Your breathing and heart rate may be faster than normal. You can overheat, and you might feel confused or cranky.

When to Call Your Doctor

When you see symptoms of severe dehydration, call your doctor right away. It can hit kids quickly, so it’s best to check in sooner rather than later. Signs include:

  • Diarrhea for more than 24 hours
  • Feeling dizzy, confused, or faint
  • Can’t keep fluids down
  • No energy
  • Fast heartbeat or breathing
  • Black or bloody poop


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Updated: August 16, 2017