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Dehydration is the loss of water and body salts through diarrhea, vomit, sweat, urine and breathing. Dehydration happens when a person doesn't drink enough water and electrolytes to make up for the amount that was lost. The treatment of dehydration is called "rehydration" (replacing lost fluids).

 

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Dehydration (express) A Guide for Grassroots Audiences: This module describes the types of diarrhea, causes, risk factors, symptoms, signs in children, diagnosis and treatment.

DeshidrataciĆ³n (expreso) (Spanish)