Dehydration In Baby
If your baby is experiencing dehydration, that means he lost a lot of liquids so that it requires a lot of fluid supply. Dehydration can occur due to fever, heat, vomiting or diarrhea. Baby has a risk for experiencing dehydration.
Related to this problem, you should contact your doctor if:
- Your baby do not dispose of urine for six hours.
- The color of your baby’s urine is tawny.
- Your baby looks weak and doesn’t cheerful when compared as usual.
- Your baby’s mouth and lips are dry and closed.
- Your baby has no tears when crying.
These are the things that need to be done if baby experiencing dehydration:
- If a fever is its cause. Give your baby breast milk or formula milk a lot. When he had difficulty in swallow, immediately contact a doctor to overcome this problem.
- If heat is its cause. Immediately place the baby in the windy room or room with coolant, then give them your breast milk or formula milk a lot.
- If diarrhea is its cause. Special care is needed for this situation. Your baby will experience severe dehydration due to diarrhea. For that, contact your doctor immediately. Your baby may need an electrolyte solution, such as Pedialyte®, etc.
- If vomiting is its cause. If your baby is constantly vomiting and could not swallow or drink anything in the period of two or three hours, contact your doctor immediately.
Dehydration in baby is one of many serious situations that need to overcome immediately and properly, consult it to your doctor if it is happened to your baby. Do not underestimate this kind of situation.
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