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Treatment of severe dehydration

Primarily, the dehydration treatment is focused on restoration of blood volume and rehydration of the dehydrated tissues . It is essential to determine the cause of dehydration.

If the body temperature is over 40 ° C, the doctors cool the body. In this case they can use special cooling sprays, fans, chilled sheets and bathes.

  • Fluid therapy

If the patient has no nausea and vomiting, the doctor may start with fluids administering. The patient will be offered water and liquids containing carbohydrate / electrolyte.

With significant symptoms of dehydration (increased heart rate, low blood pressure), fluid is introduced intravenously.

  • Hospitalization

With improvement, the patient can go home and continue treatment there. If the patient is dehydrated, unconscious, febrile with abnormal vital signs or symptoms of infection, he/she should stay in the hospital for further treatment.

One Comment »

  • phil jones said:

    i was diagnosed with dehydration after collapsing whilst on holiday in south east asia . i was checked out at a bangkok hospital which included ecg scan , blood tests , brain scan etc , in fact the full works .all results for heart /brain returned normal . on my return home [uk] i was checked out by my local gp who agreed with diagnosis .
    i mentioned that i still had symptoms of feeling unwell 3weeks after initial event ,ie discomfort in chest area & waves of tireness & general feeling of being unwell ! the doctor suggested that it could take a few weeks to recover from this ! i am 56 years old , male , caucasian with normally general good health .

    any thought or comments ?

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