If you have a dry or sticky mouth and you are sleepy, and experience dryness of tears you probably are dehydrated. You may want to get rid of dehydrated symptoms just mentioned, and you may also want to get rid of the dizziness, headache, or diarrhea.
You also may want to increase your amount of urine flow. That way, you will know when you have successfully been cured of dehydration.
You may want to deal with the above symptoms right away. Otherwise, you could suffer from extreme thirst, and your body could lose the ability to produce mucous membranes.
You could also become extremely irritable and confused as a result of not being able to sleep because you have not yet gotten rid of your dehydration. In addition, neglecting to keep your body properly hydrated could lead to wrinkling of the skin.
Other problems associated with dehydration include the following: sunken eyes, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, fever, low blood pressure, and worse yet unconsciousness.
If you are experiencing some of the worsen symptoms as described above (difficulty breathing, rapid heartbeat, fainting) get help right away. You should call an emergency number before you enter into the unconscious state.
If you want to get rid of dehydration here is what you can do:
- For Adults-If you are experiencing dehydration you should consider drinking less caffeinated beverages. Reduce or eliminate intake of coffee, cola, tea, and carbonated beverages. When you do, you can lower your chance of losing water occurs if you consume too much caffeine.
Realize also that alcohol dehydrates you so reduce your intake of that as well. At the same time, you should increase the amount of water you drink. Fruit juices are okay to drink as they are nutritious, but be careful not to drink too much. Otherwise, you can become dehydrated from them, and that can lead to diarrhea.
- For children-If your child is suffering from a fever or if your little one has vomited, you should prepare a salt water solution. This treatment works well also for a child who is suffering from diarrhea caused by dehydration.
The salt water can help the body retain the water and it also can help replenish the child while providing the body with a supply of electrolytes. Glucose levels also rise when you apply a salt water solution to a child.
- For both adults and children-You are advised to drink plenty of water. You should drink up to eight glasses of this liquid a day. It also may help you to consume beverages that have electrolytes in them. However, when doing so try to choose sugar free beverages.
Treating Severe Dehydration
Of course, you are advised to see a doctor before your dehydration situation becomes too severe. You could for one save money if you notice that your child has a fever and you bring him/her into the doctor’s office before your child faints, especially if that little one has difficulty breathing.
However, you may need to go to the emergency room if your child’s condition (or your condition) worsens and it is after hours. In a situation like this, you may have to just dial 911 or other local emergency ambulance hotline.