Dehydration Treatment


 

Dehydration Treatment in Arlington, VA

Dehydration is an important health concern all year long, but especially during the hot, humid summers of the Arlington area. The condition happens when you do not replenish the fluids in your body at an acceptable rate, and it is more common during periods of high heat, high humidity, and vigorous physical activity. Left untreated, it could lead to severe illness or even death.

If you or a loved one is suffering from mild to moderate dehydration, stop by our offices at Urgent Care Center of Arlington. Our experienced medical professionals can treat the symptoms of dehydration and help you rehydrate your body faster with electrolyte solutions and more. Our offices are open seven days a week, and no appointments are necessary for treatment. We accept most major insurance providers, and we offer urgent care services for most non–life-threating conditions. Our offices are conveniently located in the Lee Harrison Shopping Center, and we serve Arlington and the surrounding communities.

Are you suffering from dehydration? Visit our offices at 2439 N. Harrison St., call 703-762-2628, or contact us online for dehydration treatment in Arlington.

What is Dehydration?

Water is essential to the human body and is used in processes like digestion, nutrient circulation, waste extraction, and more. As moisture is depleted through sweating, urination, and other methods, those fluids must be replaced by consuming water, beverages, or moisture-rich foods at the equivalent of 8 to 12 cups a day, or more during periods of high heat or physical activity. Failing to do so leads to dehydration, where the body has insufficient fluids to operate properly.

Are you concerned about dehydration? Talk to our team at Urgent Care Center of Arlington to learn how to prevent it.

Symptoms of Dehydration

Recognizing the signs of dehydration can help you prevent an emergency situation. Thirst is not always a reliable symptom, as it often occurs after dehydration is already present. To catch it early, watch for the following symptoms of dehydration:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Dry mouth and lips
  • Reduced need to urinate
  • Dark yellow to orange urine, instead of pale or clear
  • Reduced sweating
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

In infants and young children, the symptoms may be harder to identify, as they may not be able to tell you something is wrong. Seek medical attention if you notice:

  • Lack of urination or diaper changes over three hours
  • Reduced sweating or lack of tears
  • Sunken eyes and cheeks
  • Sunken soft spot on top of head
  • Irritability, crying, or reduced activity

If dehydration is spotted quickly enough, it is relatively easy to treat with fluids, rest, and a cool, shady location. For severe dehydration, however, emergency treatment may be necessary.

When you need treatment for mild to moderate dehydration, contact our team or simply visit our offices at Urgent Care Center of Arlington. We serve patients from Arlington, McLean, Falls Church, and the surrounding communities.

Signs of Severe Dehydration

If dehydration is not treated promptly, the symptoms can worsen to include:

  • Rapid heart rate
  • Fever and confusion
  • Extreme dizziness
  • Problems standing or walking
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Seizures

Visit a hospital or call emergency services if you notice any of these symptoms.

Call Today for Dehydration Treatment in Arlington, VA

Treating dehydration quickly is essential, especially for children and the elderly. For fast, effective dehydration treatment, trust our professionals at Urgent Care Center of Arlington. We are available seven days a week, with plenty of evening hours, and we offer convenient, friendly service.

Call us, contact us online, or visit our offices for dehydration treatment in the Arlington area!

Is This a Life-Threatening Emergency?

Certain conditions are not appropriate for urgent care. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Life-threatening situations
  • Serious and sudden medical conditions
  • Trauma

If you or a loved one is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or find safe transportation to an emergency room near you.


Is This a Life-Threatening Emergency?

Certain conditions are not appropriate for urgent care. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Life-threatening situations
  • Serious and sudden medical conditions
  • Trauma

If you or a loved one is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 or find safe transportation to the emergency room near you.


Make Plans for Dehydration Treatment in Arlington Today

At our walk-in clinic, we help our neighbors in Arlington stay healthy by providing a variety of urgent and primary care services.

Make sure you are protected by stopping in at Urgent Care Center of Arlington. Call us  to inquire about our dehydration treatment, or contact us online to learn more about our clinic.

What we offer

Urgent Care Services

Location
Urgent Care Center of Arlington
2439 N Harrison St
Arlington, VA 22207
Phone: 571-210-1638
Fax: 703-228-9021
Office Hours

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571-210-1638