Dehydration is Linked to the Flu

With the onset of the swine flu, comes the threat of becoming dehydrated.  One of the main symptoms of having the flu is running a fever, and if your body is expelling water because of the extreme temperatures you need to continue hydrating yourself.


Children are most certainly more susceptible of becoming dehydrated because of their smaller bodies and their lack of places to store water. The elderly as well as people with chronic illnesses are just as susceptible.  Some signs of dehydration include: excessive thirst, dry mouth, less-frequent urination, slight dizziness, and a headache.  In children some other signs include: less activity, fewer tears, appearance of a soft spot on the top of a baby's head, and a less frequent wet diaper.

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