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?