When it’s too late to reach for the water bottle.

DispatchHealth provides in-home treatment for dehydration that’s taken a turn for the worse.

Phil Mitchell MD, MS
Medically reviewed by Phil Mitchell MD, MSJuly 24th, 2019
DispatchHealth providers in the filed

When dehydrations symptoms strike, we’re here to help

Symptoms of dehydration, such as vomiting and diarrhea, can come on suddenly. In these situations, one of the quickest ways back to good health is through the use of intravenous fluids (IV) which will quickly replenish your body’s fluids and electrolyte balance. When it’s difficult to get behind the wheel to head to the urgent care clinic due to rough dehydration symptoms, DispatchHealth can help. We’ll come to your home, diagnose the problem quickly, and where appropriate to your condition, administer an IV, getting you back on the road to good health again in no time (and without having to leave the house). Most patients pay the same as they would at a traditional urgent care clinic or a fraction of what they’d pay at the emergency room, making DispatchHealth an even easier choice for non-life-threatening conditions. Download our app, give us a call, or request care on the website to get treatment.

If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

When does dehydration become dangerous?

Some cases of dehydration are minor, and these can be resolved by drinking ample amounts of water. Severe cases of dehydration, however, often require more complex treatment.

If you experience any of the following symptoms of dehydration, it’s a good idea to seek medical treatment immediately:

  • Inability to hold down fluids
  • Excess vomiting and diarrhea
  • Low blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Fever
  • Fast, weak pulse
  • Spasms in the legs or arms

If dehydration symptoms have reached this point, IV fluids are the fastest way to relieve symptoms and rehydrate the body. That’s why it’s so important to seek medical attention instead of merely reaching for water or other fluids.

If left untreated

Dehydration can be deadly if left untreated. Extended periods of dehydration can lead to seizures, urinary and kidney problems, and hypovolemic shock (low blood volume). Your body relies on water to function at every level, so if you can’t drink fluids on your own or have other symptoms of severe dehydration, it might be time to seek medical intervention. Get in touch with DispatchHealth to treat dehydration before it escalates into something worse.

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