The Simple Dehydration Test Great for Small Kids!

Playing Drs. Rx: Easily Find out If You Are Dehydrated

Are you drinking enough water? You may think you are consuming a healthy amount of water throughout the day, but The Doctors reveal that more than 4 out of 10 people in America are not drinking enough fluids over the course of their day.

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ER physician expert Dr. Travis Stork says that getting enough water will help your body function at its best and he shares a simple hack that may help you determine if you or your little one is getting enough water.

He suggests pinching the skin on the top of your hand and pulling up and watching how fast (or slow) the skin retracts back. If the skin does not retract, this is called "skin tenting," which can be a sign of dehydration.

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The Doctors explain this technique can be very helpful for parents with small children, who can easily get dehydrated without anyone noticing.

Of course, this method is not foolproof, and they strongly encourage parents to have their kids examined by a medical professional if there are dehydration concerns. Some possible signs that a child is not getting enough hydration could be unexplained crying, not producing tears, and not urinating.

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