Recognizing the symptoms of dehydration

When the body loses vital minerals and nutrients, it can quickly lead to dehydration. When that happens, using Pedialyte immediately can help reduce the risk of dehydration.


If you see any of these warning signs, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, call your doctor.


Decreased frequency of urination or fewer wet diapers


No/few tears when the child cries


Dry mouth or tongue


Overly sleepy (less than normal activity) This could be a sign of severe dehydration.


Irritability (more crying, fussiness) This could be a sign of severe dehydration.


Sunken eyes This is a sign of severe dehydration. 


Irritability or confusion (in adults)


Learn what causes dehydration.


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