Dehydration Treatment Specialist

Dehydration Treatment Specialist in Ellington, Unionville, East Haven and Cromwell CT

You don’t know you are dehydrated until you are, and dehydration can be severe and cause very damaging effects. Visit Priority Urgent Care today for treatment for your dehydration signs and symptoms. For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Ellington, Unionville, East Haven and Cromwell CT!

Dehydration Treatment Specialist Near Me in Ellington CT, Unionville CT, East Haven CT and Cromwell CT
Dehydration Treatment Specialist Near Me in Ellington CT, Unionville CT, East Haven CT and Cromwell CT

Table of Contents:

What is dehydration? 
How does dehydration develop?
What are the signs of severe dehydration?
When should you go to the urgent care for dehydration?

What is dehydration? 


Dehydration happens when you begin to lose or use more fluids from your body than you are able to consume. and the body does not have enough water or other fluids in it to continue carrying out normal body functions. If you cannot get the appropriate number of fluids in your system fast enough, your body will go into dehydration mode. Dehydration can happen quickly and you will not know you are dehydrated until you are.

We have seen many patients that have become dehydrated, especially children and seniors, and can especially be dangerous for them specifically. Some of the most common causes of dehydration in children and infants as well as seniors include severe diarrhea and vomiting. Seniors naturally have a lower volume of water in their bodies already and may have other pre-existing conditions or take medications that may increase the risk of dehydration.

Dehydration is a minor illness, if you were to get an infection that can affect your lungs or bladder, it will result in dehydration for many seniors.

Dehydration also occurs in patients especially if they are not intaking enough clear fluids like water to help your body run efficiently, and can become worse with warmer weather or if the individual is participating in any exercise or activities that may cause you to sweat.

How does dehydration develop?


Dehydration can develop when the body starts to lose more fluids than you can intake. Some of the most common causes of dehydration include:

• Excessively sweating
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea

If your body is unable to maintain the fluids it needs to adequately function, the body then will start to go into shock from the dehydration. The shock from dehydration can start to lead other parts of the body to become affected including your organs, cells, and tissues which begin to fail to function properly, this can also lead to even more dangerous complications if your dehydration is not medically treated immediately.

Dehydration can be mild to even severe symptoms, individuals who do experience mild dehydration symptoms can normally treat their dehydration at home. However, if an individual is feeling signs or symptoms of dehydration ranging from moderate to severe and will need immediate medical attention by either an urgent care or emergencies like a hospital or emergency room.

What are the signs of severe dehydration?


Some of the signs and symptoms of dehydration that you can experience are not always a reliable indicator of early-onset dehydration. Many can experience dehydration and in particular, seniors who do not feel thirsty or feel the need to drink water until they are already dehydrated. It can be very important to increase your water intake continuously throughout the day especially during the warmer season months, and if you are feeling ill.

A few common signs and symptoms that many individuals can experience with severe dehydration include:

Infant or young child

• Dry mouth and tongue
• No tears when crying
• No wet diapers for three hours
• Sunken eyes and cheeks
• Sunken soft spot on top of the skull
• Listlessness or irritability

Adult

• Extreme thirst
• Less frequent need to urinate
• Dark-colored urine
• Tired
• Dizzy
• Confused

When should you go to the urgent care for dehydration?


You should visit urgent care for dehydration when your body is unable to sufficiently keep a high number of fluids in the body to function correctly. Dehydration quickly occurs and the body will easily go into shock and you will begin to feel signs and symptoms of dehydration. You can easily go into shock and will start to feel the signs and symptoms of dehydration.

Several common signs and symptoms to look out for when it comes to dehydration symptoms include:

• Feeling thirsty
• Dry and sticky mouth
• Dry skin
• Infrequent urination
• Dark yellow urine
• Headaches
• Muscle cramping

If you are suffering from symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration, visit Priority Urgent Care today for dehydration treatment. We offer walk-in availability to the general public so we can help you when you need it most. We accept walk-in patients also. We serve patients from Ellington CT, Unionville CT, East Haven CT, Cromwell CT, East Windsor CT, Somers CT, Burlington CT, Canton CT, Branford CT, New Haven CT, Middletown CT and Rocky Hill CT. 

Locations - Priority Urgent Care Near Me in Connecticut

Ellington, CT

Unionville, CT

East Haven, CT

Cromwell, CT

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