When an urgent need to call the doctor?

When an urgent need to call the doctor?

There are a number of signs that should alert parents. It should immediately seek medical attention.

  • Unusual drowsiness or lethargy.
  • Unusually rapid breathing — shortness of breath (for children over 60 breaths per minute, for older children, more than 40 per minute).
  • Shortness breath (Heavy breathing or exhaling).
  • Humming or whistling breath.
  • Pulse of the child above 160 beats / min.
  • Temperature the body does not decrease after taking fever-reducing medications.
  • Against the backdrop of increased body temperature appear involuntary twitching of muscles — cramping.
  • The child faints.
  • The child has repeated vomiting, appeared unusual smell (e.g. acetone).
  • Temperatures above 390In children up to 6 months.
  • Difficult to tilt the head forward; severe headache pain.
  • Bluish or swelling of the tongue, face.
  • Turning blue around the lips.
  • Pain in the stomach, do not stop more 3 hours.
  • Diarrhea is more than a day.
  • Lack of urine more 6:00 (3 babies) if you have diarrhea or vomiting.
  • Pain and swelling in the groin and into the scrotum.
  • Baby does not even gently pressing on the abdomen.
  • The disease does not develop as expected.

Remember that on the speed of your actions may depend on the child's life. Be sure to call your doctor immediately and also in cases where you feel that you are losing control of the situation and do not understand what's going on with the child.

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