Signs of dehydration in a child
Child Health / / August 12, 2017
Dehydration occurs when insufficient flow of the body fluid or lose, the cause of which may be environmental factors and various diseases.In addition, the fluid loss often occurs when breast-feeding is carried out without compliance regime, resulting in lactating mothers indicated insufficient milk production.During illness, accompanied by vomiting, indigestion, fever, parents should carefully monitor the water balance in the body of the baby to prevent it from dehydration.
Do not forget about natural factors such as the sun and the open air temperature critical exponents.Prolonged exposure of the child in such conditions and without headgear usually entails excessive fluid loss.Fatigue, irritability, drowsiness, vomiting - all symptoms of nothing but the signs of dehydration in children.
What are the symptoms of dehydration in children?
direct evidence that the child's dehydration, is a grayish color, dry mucous membranes, decreased excretion of urine (at least 5-6 times a day in a small amount),
The drying of the lips and throat, sunken eyes, cold extremities, light-headedness and dizziness are also an indication that there is a shortage in the body fluid.
Collectively, the above signs of dehydration in a child should alarm parents and are a cause for treatment to the doctor.With a lack of fluid in the body of the baby pediatrician usually assigns preparations containing electrolytes.The child must receive them as solutions in small doses.In the most serious cases require hospitalization and intravenous injection of special solutions, replacing lost fluid.
Home treatment of dehydration in children
drinking plenty of fluids is recommended for fluid loss.Note, however, that if there is vomiting, the use of large amounts of fluid can lead to aggravation of the situation in the form of strengthening the gag reflex.So before you give your child a lot to drink, care must be taken to eliminate the causes of dehydration (if, for example, the cause of dehydration is an infection).
Good help remedy the lack of a liquid solution prepared from 0.5 hours. L.salt, 0.5 parts. l.drinking soda 0.5 h. l.potassium chloride and 4 tbsp.l.Sahara.All these ingredients should be diluted in 1 liter of boiled water and to give the child to drink throughout the day.
12 Aug, 2017
12 Aug, 2017