Diseases

Dehyration

Definition 
Dehydration, in simple words, is shortage of water in the body.

Symptoms 
Excessive thirst. 
Dizziness, nausea (vomiting sensation) 
Extreme exhaustion. 
Loss of elasticity of skin and wrinkling. 
Weakness. 
Sometimes unconsciousness.

Causes 
Insufficient water / liquid intake or Excessive loss of liquids due to diarrhoea, sunstroke or vomitings.

Remedies

REMEDIES FOR DEHYDRATION

1. In mild cases of dehydration, the treatment is following the simple thumb rule of replacing the lost fluid.
2. Non-alcoholic drinks may be given in plenty.
3. Coconut water, barley water, sugarcane juice or glucose-water are the best.
4. In severe cases of dehydration, intravenous fluids are essential, and immediate hospitalisation is a must.
5. Shadanga Paneeyam, an oral liquid, 20 ml + 50 ml water should be given as required orally. It is cooling and rehydrative Further, dehydration being more serious in children, medical advice is very essential in such cases.