Skin turgor

Doughy skin; Poor skin turgor; Good skin turgor; Decreased skin turgor

Skin turgor is the skin's elasticity. It is the ability of skin to change shape and then return to normal.

Skin turgor

A decrease in skin turgor is indicated when the skin (on the back of the hand for an adult or on the abdomen for a child) is pulled up for a few seconds and does not return to its original state. A decrease in skin turgor is a late sign of dehydration.



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