When should I seek immediate help for dehydration in children?

Seek care immediately or call 911 if your child has any of these symptoms of dehydration in children:

  • Will not drink or breastfeed at all.
  • Has a very dry mouth or cries without tears.
  • Has blood in his vomit or stool.
  • Has a sudden muscle spasm or seems jittery.
  • Has cold hands or feet or his face looks pale (without color).
  • Seems confused and is not answering you, or you cannot wake him up.
  • Has a seizure.

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