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When one is stricken with influenza, and all the symptoms that, accompany it, how long does it take to become dehydrated, with out liquid intake?

It can happen in as little as three hours (first hand experience with one of my progeny.)

Nathan A. Unterman

That would really depend on the individual-things like height, weight, age, skin surface, efficiency of the kidneys, etc. etc. There is no way to really put an actual number on it. When one is becoming dehydrated obviously the best way to fight it is to rehydrate. But if vomiting is a problem, this exacerbates the situation. Sometimes one must take fluids in a teaspoon at a time every few minutes. If it is really serious, hospitalization may be required for IV fluid administration.

Van Hoeck

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