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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: CQQA: When to Call the Doctor

Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

When to Call the Doctor

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: April 2002
Last Revision Date: April 2002


Common Questions, Quick Answers

When should I call the doctor? What can I treat at home?
Some minor illnesses, conditions, and injuries can be treated at home. If symptoms are severe or if they worsen or persist, call the doctor.

Vomiting
Diarrhea
Dehydration
Fever
Rash
Colds
Minor cuts, scrapes, and injuries
Minor burns
Nosebleeds

What symptoms need medical attention?
Changes in your child's behavior, changes in his activity level, or other symptoms that worry you are reasons to call the doctor.

What if I'm not sure?

How can I prepare for sick days?

What can my child do on sick days?

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