What are the signs of dehydration in children?
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Dehydration can occur quickly in young children and should be monitored closely.
The main signs of dehydration in children are:
- Lethargy (less than normal activity)
- Decreased frequency of urination or dry diapers
- Absence of tears when the child cries
- Sunken eyes
- Sunken fontanel (the soft spot on the top of the head in babies)
- Dry or sticky mucous membranes