Dehydration
Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Questions & Related Topics

What is Dehydration?

Dehydration – a fancy way of saying that the body is losing more water than it is taking in and is extremely common among people who are healthy and sick.  Dehydration often occurs as a result of severe diarrhea or vomiting, so it’s especially important to be mindful of how much water you are drinking when you are sick. Those who are active should be especially careful to replace any fluids they lose while exercising as excessive sweating is another common cause of dehydration. Finally, drinking alcohol can also cause dehydration (commonly known as a hangover), so if you’re ever out for a night on the town, be sure to drink plenty of water in between your alcoholic drinks.

So, how can you tell if you or your child is dehydrated? There are a number of signs that indicate dehydration. You should go see a doctor quickly if you are experiencing:

While mild to moderate dehydration can usually be resolved by drinking lots of water, severe dehydration requires immediate medical attention to avoid potentially serious complications.

If you or your child is dehydrated, and you don’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars on an emergency room visit, use Solv to book an appointment at an urgent care center near you. The Solv app can help you find an urgent care that does IV fluids and help you make a same-day appointment at a time that works with your schedule. Use Solv to book your appointment today and get quick, convenient treatment for dehydration at an urgent care clinic near you.

Dehydration May Also be Known as

  • Parchedness
  • Cotton-mouth
  • Desiccation

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