Dehydration Treatment at Garnet Health
When you need urgent care for dehydration or another non-life-threatening condition, turn to Garnet Health Doctors. We provide immediate care, without an appointment, when you come to our Urgent Care centers in Middletown and Monticello. We’re open seven days per week with extended hours — 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Garnet Health Doctors’ Urgent Care locations stand apart from many other urgent care providers in the area thanks to our accreditation from the Urgent Care Association (UCA), which we achieved by delivering first-rate care and always putting our patients’ needs first.
Urgent Care Curbside Check-in
We offer curbside check-in for your safety and convenience. When you arrive, simply call us, and a nurse will phone you when an exam room becomes available.
The nurse will call you when an exam room becomes available and to let you know when it’s time to enter.
Dehydration Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
If you think you may be dehydrated, keep an eye out for the following symptoms:
- Dry lips, mouth and eyes
- Urinating four times per day or less
- Urinating small amounts
- Dark yellow, strong-smelling urine
If an infant is dehydrated, you may notice that he or she isn’t producing tears when crying, or that certain areas on his or her head appear to be sunken.
Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluids than you consume. You’re more likely to become dehydrated if you’ve been:
- Spending time in the sun or in high temperatures
- Drinking alcohol
- Experiencing diarrhea or a fever
- Taking diuretics
Infants, children and elderly individuals have a greater chance of becoming dehydrated, as do diabetics and those with kidney disease.
While mild cases of dehydration typically can be addressed by drinking more water, and doing so on a consistent basis, more severe dehydration requires professional treatment. Doctors may prescribe an over-the-counter rehydration solution that contains a specific ratio of water and salts. That mixture will seek to replenish fluids and electrolytes. In some cases, doctors may need to administer fluids and salts intravenously to ensure they’re absorbed as quickly as possible.
Garnet Health Doctors provides urgent care treatment for dehydration in Middletown and Monticello.