Diarrhea causes dehydration, which can be identified through various signs. If the child has either of the following two danger signs, then refer him to a health center.
- Sunken eyes
- Turgid skin
There are also some minor signs—if the child has any two of the following, refer him to a health center:
- Restlessness and irritability
- Thirsty or eager to drink water
- Listless or fatigued
- Inability to drink water