Dehydration, in simple words, is shortage of water in the body.
Dizziness, nausea (vomiting sensation)
Loss of elasticity of skin and wrinkling.
Insufficient water / liquid intake or Excessive loss of liquids due to diarrhoea, sunstroke or vomitings.
|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.|