Vomiting & Diarrhea

Who is Most at Risk for Dehydration?

Who is most at risk of dehydration?

Infants, young children and seniors are the most vulnerable to dehydration, they can become dehydrated very quickly, and serious consequences can follow.

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However, people of all ages can also experience and suffer from dehydration due to various factors.

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Babies

Babies are at risk when of dehydration due to
vomiting and diarrhea and heavy sweating from a fever.
It is good to remember that breastfeeding protects against
infection so if your baby has vomiting and diarrhea, continue
to breastfeed and offer the breast more often. Offer oral
rehydration solution (Hydralyte) between feeds.

Older Children

Bottle fed infants and older children are at risk when
of dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea and heavy
sweating from a fever.
 When they are experiencing vomiting
and diarrhea, replace formula and usual drinks with Hydralyte.

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Adults

Adults can be at risk due to vomiting and diarrhea but also heavy sweating from prolonged heat or exercise.
When adults have stomach flu or travelers’ diarrhea, they often adults take anti-diarrhea medicine, but this is not always advised (consult your medical professional). Adults should manage dehydration as soon as they show the signs and symptoms.

Seniors

The elderly have a high risk factor for dehydration due to poor or low intake of fluids. Seniors are also at a high risk of mild to moderate dehydration during prolonged heatwaves, which often affect parts of the US each summer.

How do you know if you are dehydrated?

Understanding and recognizing the signs and symptoms of dehydration is really important in identifying mild to moderate dehydration.

Click here to view the signs and symptoms.

 

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