Severe Dehydration in Children

by Cathy Parkes August 18, 2021 Updated: February 16, 2024

A child who is crying without producing tears should be evaluated for severe dehydration.  In this case a child may also have deeply sunken eyes, little to no urine output, have lost > 10% of their body weight, and could have capillary refill > 4 seconds.

A child who is crying without producing tears should be evaluated for severe dehydration.

In this case a child may also have deeply sunken eyes, little to no urine output, have lost > 10% of their body weight, and could have capillary refill > 4 seconds.


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