Community Health Worker Manual/Diarrhea/Classification

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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