When To Call Your Baby's Doctor

Couple with sick baby on the phoneChances are you’ll be able to tell when something isn’t quite right. If you think your baby needs medical attention, call his doctor. Not everything is an emergency, but there are some conditions that simply can’t wait for regular office hours.

Call your doctor immediately if your baby:

  • Has a temperature above 100.4°F.
  • Has trouble breathing or is hard to waken.
  • Has blood in his vomit or stool.
  • Has yellowish skin or eyes.
  • Is having a seizure (jerking or trembling movements in infants are fairly common and are not usually seizures, but if you are concerned, consult your pediatrician).

 

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