What is dehydration?

When the body loses fluids rapidly, electrolytes and other nutrients are lost, too. This fluid loss can result in dehydration.


Slight fluid loss can be caused by a number of things, including:

  • Exercise
  • Travel
  • Occasional alcohol consumption
  • Occasional morning sickness


Mild to moderate dehydration can be caused by the following:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Heat exhaustion

When the body loses too much fluid, it can no longer function properly.


Dehydration can make someone who isn’t feeling well feel even worse.


But Pedialyte can help.


Learn about the symptoms of dehydration.


Get tips on comforting kids.