6 Things You Should Discuss With Your Child’s Doctor

6 Things You Should Discuss With Your Child’s Doctor

As a parent it is hard to determine if your child is sick or not because they can’t tell you exactly what hurts.  So it is always a guessing game every time your child gets a fever.  I hate making unnecessary trips to the doctor but with a baby they can get very ill quickly.  I always call my child’s doctor and schedule an appointment to discuss the following items when my child doesn’t feel well or has any of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent fever for several days.  
  • Respiratory issues such as labored breathing, fast breathing, wheezing, coughing fits, deep cough
  • Possible ear infections often hard to tell in young babies or children since they can’t tell you what hurts. Symptoms can include: tugging at the ears, fever, sleeplessness, inconsolable crying, vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Diarrhea or Vomiting that lasts longer than 24 hours.  Watch your baby for signs of dehydration, bloody stools, yellow or green vomit, or high fever.
  • Constipation can cause your baby significant pain and abdominal swelling.
  • Rashes that won’t go away with usual treatment, open and painful sores, or your child is acting sick.

I never like it when my baby is sick and like to make them feel as comfortable as possible while they aren’t feeling good.  My baby is feeling a bit better today with rest, medicine, and some TLC.

Parents are there any other reason’s that you feel that you should discuss with your child’s doctor?


13 responses to “6 Things You Should Discuss With Your Child’s Doctor”

  1. Katrina Avatar

    I love how you share your story and then follow up with some great advice.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you Katrina, I love adding my personal story to help make my content personal and relevant for other parents.

  2. Carla J Gardiner Avatar

    This article really took me back to the time my infant daughter was really sick with a high fever. Finally I took her to the ER and they gave her a shot of Penicillin. Her symptoms did not improve so the next day I took her to the pediatrician. He found she had Herpes and they were down her mouth, throat and she was one very sick little girl. She had picked up the virus at daycare from all the kids putting toys in their mouths. She has finally outgrown the outbreaks.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Aww, it is tough to know when they are just teething or if they have something else going on. So far knock on wood, we have been able to avoid the ER but we have been to urgent care a few times.

  3. Pat Moon Avatar

    I understand exactly what you mean when you get to the doctor’s office with your sick child and they then seem normal. I can not tell you how many times that happened to me while my children were young. But for the most part, there really was something wrong so I was glad I had made the decision to take them. Even if they could not find anything wrong, it was good to know that as well.

    1. Christy Avatar

      In fact, sometimes when I take him to the doctor his fever will magically disappear and he will act normal. The doctor told me that is typical even if they are sick.

  4. Katrina Avatar

    Great post. It’s so hard with little ones when they can’t tell us how they feel.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Exactly Katrina.

  5. Carele Belanger Avatar

    very good advice. It is always important not to wait too long before seeing the doctor.

  6. Carl Mason-Liebenberg Avatar

    I often feel as though I missed out on a significant journey in life by not having kids…then, I read articles like this about kids and think I’d worry myself to death…great advice!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Parenting isn’t easy, I am glad you enjoyed this post. When it comes to caring for your kids, I found that trusting my instincts work pretty well.

  7. Lorii Abela Avatar

    Good advice. Being a mother is the toughest job especially if your kids are still toddlers. It’s important to check on your children because they get sick easily. It’s good to know these tips, thank you for sharing.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you Lorii, it is tough it seems as if they get sick every other week when they are younger.