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Dehydration Treatment Questions and Answers

If you are suffering from mild to moderate signs or symptoms of dehydration, Walk-In or Call AFC Urgent Care Tyrone St. Petersburg today. We are located at 2241 66th St N St Petersburg FL 33710.

Dehydration Treatment Near Me in Tyrone St. Petersburg, FL

What is dehydration?

Dehydrations occurs quickly and is caused when an individual loses more fluids than they are able to intake, or the body does not have enough water or other fluids in it to carry out any of its normal functions. If the fluids cannot be replaced within a timely manner, the individual will become severely dehydrated quickly.

Anyone from young children to seniors can become dehydrated, however the condition can be severely dangerous for 2 specific groups of people, young children and older adults.

One of the most common instances of dehydration caused in young children is severe diarrhea and vomiting. Older adults will naturally have a lower volume of water in their bodies, especially if they have any pre-existing conditions or take medications, which increases the risk of dehydration in them. Any minor illness, such as infections that affect the lungs or bladder, can often result in dehydration in older adults.

Dehydration may also occur in any age group if they are not intaking enough water in warmer weather conditions or if you are participating in strenuous activities or exercise.

How does dehydration develop?

Dehydration develops when the body starts to lose more fluids than an individual is able to drink. A few common causes of dehydration include:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you begin to lose too many fluids from the body, the first areas of the body to be affected are the organs, cells and tissues which will start to fail to function, which will then lead to dangerous complications if not treated immediately. Dehydration if not corrected, can then cause the body to go into shock.

Dehydration signs and symptoms can be mild to severe, individuals can usually treat mild dehydration at home, usually though, many will have to receive immediate medical urgent care attention or emergency medical attention for dehydration treatment.

What are signs of severe dehydration?

There are many signs and symptoms of dehydration, however they are not always a reliable indicator of the early onset of dehydration. Many adults and in particular older adults, will not feel thirsty until they are already dehydrated. This is why it is so important to continuously increase your water intake during the warmer weather conditions or when you are ill, as well as continuously drinking water throughout the day.

Some signs can also differ by age, however most of the common signs and symptoms for each age range are:

Infant or young child

  • Dry mouth and tongue
  • No tears when crying
  • No wet diapers for three hours
  • Sunken eyes and cheeks
  • Sunken soft spot-on top of the skull
  • Listlessness or irritability

Adult

  • Extreme thirst
  • Less frequent need to urinate
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Tired
  • Dizzy
  • Confused

When should you go to the urgent care for dehydration?

While dehydration occurs when the body is not able to keep sufficient amounts of fluids to function correctly, as the individual is either losing fluids too quickly or not intaking enough throughout the day, your body can easily start to feel signs and symptoms. Dehydration can easily occur during hotter weather conditions, and the body is producing more sweat than usual to stay cool, or if you are feeling ill and having symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea you must intake more fluids.

While mild dehydration can easily be treated at home with items found like drinking water or sports drinks. Moderate cases of dehydration require a visit to an urgent care like AFC Urgent Care Tyrone St. Petersburg.

Signs of mild to moderate dehydration in adults should be taken seriously and seen immediately by a medical professional at AFC Urgent Care Tyrone St. Petersburg:

  • Feeling thirsty
  • Dry and sticky mouth
  • Dry skin
  • Infrequent urination
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Headaches
  • Muscle cramping

If you are noticing symptoms of severe dehydration in babies, children or adults, it is necessary you go to the nearest emergency room for medical attention immediately. These severe signs and symptoms of dehydration include:

  • No urination or extremely dark yellow pee
  • Dry skin
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid beating heart or breathing
  • Sunken eyes
  • Feeling lethargic
  • Tired confused or irritable
  • Fainting

If you or someone you know is showing signs or symptoms of dehydration visit an urgent care like AFC Urgent Care Tyrone St. Petersburg. We are available for walk-in treatment from Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Saturday to Sunday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. We are located at 2241 66th St N St Petersburg FL 33710. We serve patients from Tyrone St. Petersburg FL, Safety Harbor FL, Clearwater FL, Dunedin FL, Pinellas Park FL, Seminole FL, and Largo, FL.


2241 66th St N,
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

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