Generally, the term dehydration is better known by the Indonesian people as the term lack of fluids. Dehydration can occur when the fluid in your body is drained in excess. This discharge can take various forms, such as urine, sweat and diarrhea. It’s just that, unfortunately, many people underestimate this dehydration symptoms.
In fact, when a child dehydrated, the child not only lacks fluids, but he also lacks electrolytes that are needed by the body. The first symptom that usually appears for people with dehydration is dry and cracked mouth. In addition, children who are dehydrated will immediately experience anxiety and drowsiness easily.
So what are the dangers of dehydration and what causes trigger dehydration? consider the following.
1. Dehydration Due to Excessive Activity
In general, childhood is the most active period. For that, don’t be surprised if the baby sweats. The most important thing is for mothers to be able to balance the active activities that their children do by giving them enough fluids or drinking. Even when the heart does not feel thirsty, mothers must still give him enough to drink. Because this is one way to keep the baby from becoming dehydrated.
It’s just that when your child refuses to be given a drink because he is not too thirsty, then the mother must be smart to work around this, such as providing the baby with fruits that contain lots of fluids such as oranges, apples or star fruit. You can give fruit to replace children’s fluid needs, even though the amount of this content is not equivalent to when your little one drinks water, it’s just that this can be used as an alternative, when the baby is difficult to drink.
2. Dehydration Due to Vomiting
Children usually vomit due to allergies or experience health problems, such as gas and colds. When vomiting, intake in the form of food and drinks that have been consumed by the baby will be released again. As a result of frequent vomiting, all nutritional and fluid intake that comes from the food and drinks consumed will actually be wasted.
3. Dehydration Due to Diarrhea
Diarrhea is the number one cause of disease that triggers diarrhea. Generally, this diarrhea disease will more often attack children who often snack carelessly. Because with random snacks, children will have a more susceptible risk of experiencing digestive problems.
Those are some of the dangers and risks resulting from diarrhea. When the symptoms of dehydration begin to appear by the baby, it is better to immediately find a solution and overcome it so that a more severe risk will not occur for children.