What are the early signs of dehydration?

A child is dehydrated when:

  1. There is decreased skin turgor (the skin is pinched and then released, but does not return to its previous shape immediately).
  2. The fontanelle is sunken.
  3. The eyes are sunken.

The signs of dehydration are discussed in Unit 5.

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