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Dehydration

Self-care

Drink water or sports drinks, such as Gatorade or Powerade, to replace lost fluids, and find a place to cool down.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Dizziness or confusion
  • Extreme thirst
  • Lack of urination
  • No tears when crying
  • Tired or exhausted
When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Unable to keep fluids down
  • Severe diarrhea or vomiting
  • No wet diaper for three hours in infants

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