Do not be afraid to ask questions or have information repeated. Unconsciousness, difficulty breathing, or abnormal color (very pale or blue), are obvious signs of a serious illness – call 911 if you ever observe these symptoms.
When should I be concerned about my sick child?
When to get medical advice
your child is repeatedly vomiting and is unable to hold down fluids. you think they’re dehydrated – symptoms of dehydration can include a dry mouth, crying without producing tears, urinating less or not wetting many nappies, and drowsiness. their vomit is green or contains blood.
When should you take your child to the doctor?
Call the doctor if:
- The child develops an earache.
- The child develops a fever over 102 degrees F.
- The child becomes exceptionally sleepy, cranky or fussy.
- A skin rash develops.
- Breathing becomes rapid or labored.
- The cough becomes persistent or severe.
What are the signs of unhealthy child?
Signs and symptoms of a poor diet
- being underweight, overweight or obese.
- constipation or changes in bowel habits.
- being pale or lethargic.
- tooth decay.
- poor physical growth.
Should I let my sick child sleep all day?
You’re best to let them sleep as much as they need to if your schedule allows. Also while kids are sick, they may wake up more frequently. This is usually due to discomfort from a congested head, tummy ache, etc.
Is it normal for a sick child to sleep all day?
Children who are sick are often less active. They become easily tired and need extra rest. They take extra naps and sleep longer hours for many days. As long as your child is alert when awake, extra sleeping is normal.
Signs and symptoms of viruses
- a blocked or runny nose.
- red, watery eyes.
- a sore throat.
- rashes that turn white (blanch) for a second or so after you push on them with a finger (you could also press the side of a clear drinking glass over the rash and watch to see if it blanches)
- coughing or sneezing.
What temp should I take child to hospital?
If his or her temperature is above 100.4 degrees, it is time to call us. For children ages three months to three years, call us if there is a fever of 102 degrees or higher. For all kids three years and older, a fever of 103 degrees or higher means it is time to call Pediatrics East.
How long should a child have a fever before going to the doctor?
In a child under two years of age, a fever that lasts more than one full day is cause to call the doctor. For children over two, a persistent fever for more than three days should be discussed with the doctor to see if something else is going on, like a secondary infection.
Why does my child keep getting sick?
The main reason your child is getting all those infections is that he or she is being exposed to new viruses all the time. The viruses are everywhere no matter how much you sanitize and clean. There are at least 200 different cold viruses and they’re getting tricky, mutating all the time.
What are the six killer diseases of a child?
Of great importance to public and child health are the vaccines against the so-called six killer diseases of childhood-measles, pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus, tuberculosis and poliomyelitis.
What are the first signs of RSV?
The most common symptoms of RSV include:
- Runny nose.
- Short periods without breathing (apnea)
- Trouble eating, drinking, or swallowing.
- Flaring of the nostrils or straining of the chest or stomach while breathing.
- Breathing faster than usual, or trouble breathing.