Health Tip: Warning Signs of Infant Dehydration

(HealthDay News) -- Infants and young children are no less prone to diarrhea than older people. The condition can lead to dehydration, which can be especially dangerous for the very young.

The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse mentions these warning signs of dehydration -- which is lack of enough bodily fluids -- in babies and young children:

  • Dryness of the mouth and tongue.

  • Crying without tears.

  • Not having a wet diaper for at least three hours.

  • A sunken appearance to the eyes or cheeks.

  • Running a high fever.

  • Acting unusually cranky or sleepy.

Related Articles

Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.

Health News is provided as a service to Sharp Web site users by HealthDay. Sharp HealthCare nor its employees, agents, or contractors, review, control, or take responsibility for the content of these articles. Please read the Terms of Use for more information.