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When should I seek medical care for dehydration?

Infants and small children can become dehydrated quickly. It is important to contact your child’s doctor if you notice any of the following:
  • Dry mouth
  • Crying without tears
  • No urine output in 4-6 hours
  • Sunken eyes
  • Blood in the stool
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting for more than 24 hours, or vomiting that is consistently green in colour
  • Fever higher than 39 Celsius (103°F)
  • Moving about less than normal
  • Urinating more frequently than normal
Call 999 or go to a hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department in these situations:
  • If your child is lethargic (difficult to awaken)
  • If your child is complaining of severe abdominal pain
  • If your child's mouth looks dry
Find out more about what dehydration is

More questions

Once you have established your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control
If your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control.
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While a fever can be treated, it's important to keep in mind that fevers are usually the symptom of an illness and not the illness itself.
A body’s temperature is controlled by a part of the brain called the hypothalamus.
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