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Question: !3 year old female possible dehydration

 jojoandprince - Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:48 am

When she woke up she had a stomach ache and was in the bathroom for a long time. She later played basketball outside and was feeling dizzy and light headed but kept playing. Later she felt like she was going to faint or throw up so she took a quick water break. An hour later the symptoms got worse including blurred vision and the previous symptoms. She then stopped and went inside but still felt light headed. Could this be dehydration or even heat stroke?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:20 pm

User avatar Hello,
Yes, it is possible - heat stroke or exhaustion can do this. It is important that she stay well-hydrated while exercising in heat. Monitor her during play and see a doctor if this continues in spite of these efforts.

Best wishes.

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