What To Do When You Are Dehydrated?

If you are a healthy adult, you can usually treat mild to moderate dehydration at home by:

  • Stopping all of your activity and resting
  • Get out of direct sunlight and lie down in the shade or air conditioning
  • Prop up your feet
  • Remove any extra clothing

comforting hands in hospitalBe sure to rest and take it easy for 24 hours and continue to drink a lot of fluids, even though you will begin to feel better within a few hours. Call your doctor if your symptoms get worse or you have the following signs and symptoms of severe dehydration:

  • Develops diarrhea
  • Has black or bloody stool
  • Cannot keep fluids down
  • Is irritable or disoriented
  • Sleepier or less active than usual

Avoid dehydration by investing in a water delivery service for your home or office to ensure fresh water is always at hand.