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signs of dehydration

What are signs of dehydration in an adult? When should they go to the ER?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Dec. 19, 2010 in Health

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  • dry mouth, dry, cracked lips, sunken eyes, feeling extremely thirsty....yellowing of the lids under eyes.

    Answer by JuJubean1979 at 2:43 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • veins on your hands look like the bulging veins of a body builder, you don't feel thirsty, dizziness, headache

    Answer by momofone725 at 2:44 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • you feel extremely thirsty in the beginning of dehydration but when you become extremely dehydrated you don't feel thirsty

    Answer by momofone725 at 2:45 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Signs of dehydration according to the Mayo Clinic are a dry, sticky mouth; being tired, thirdty, not urinating for more than 8 hours, little to no tears if they cry, feeling weak, a headache, feeling lightheaded. Signs and symptoms that are severe enough for emergency medical attention are extreme thirst, irritability and confusion, having a very dry mouth, skin and mucous membranse as well as not sweating, little to no urination or urination that is dark yellow/amber, eyes that are sunken, skin that doesn't bounce back, low blood pressure, a fast heartbeat, fever.

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    Answer by Codysmom2106 at 3:35 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • You can try to slightly pinch the skin. If it stays crinkled when you release it that is a sign.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:01 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

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