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2. Dehydration

The body needs to be adequately hydrated to function properly. People with cryptosporidium infection lose plenty of water. Water is lost through diarrhea and vomiting. This results in dehydration. Young children and pregnant women suffer a lot from dehydration. This condition can be life-threatening. You will need to consult your doctor when you have dehydration. The doctor will provide you fluid replacement therapy. Diarrhea and vomiting need to be stopped to prevent dehydration. You will need to increase fluid intake to fight dehydration effects. You may be hospitalized if dehydration persists. Intravenous fluids will be administered in such cases.

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