When should adults go to the hospital for dehydration?

Adults should seek medical attention for dehydration if they experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Dry mouth and skin
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Fatigue or dizziness
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Sunken eyes
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Rapid breathing
  • Fainting
  • Seizures

In such cases, severe dehydration may have already occurred and prompt medical attention is necessary to replenish fluid and electrolyte levels. Dehydration can be serious and even life-threatening, so it’s important to seek medical help if you experience any symptoms of severe dehydration.