Dehydration occurs when the body loses too much water. This
can occur if a child loses large amounts of fluid through diarrhea, vomiting,
or sweating. Dehydration decreases the amount of blood that circulates to the
child's organs. Severe dehydration can cause
shock, a life-threatening condition.
Dehydration in small children can develop rapidly and be very dangerous.
Watch closely for early signs of dehydration any time your child has a high
fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or is too sick to drink.
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