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Are there tell-tale signs in regards to diarrhea and dehydration that parents and caregivers can look out for to know when they should seek medical attention?

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Dehydration is a very serious entity in children. Normal fluid status is one of the most important factors in good health and survival. Signs of dehydration include decreased urine output, dry mouth, increased heart rate, lethargy and eventual coma. The way of preventing it is to get as much fluids on board as soon as possible. Even small slow sips are helpful. If a parent is concerned about dehydration they should bring the child in for evaluation as soon as possible. This is unrelated to CdLS.

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