Keeping your child's health care appointments is very important. You will also need to know when to bring your child in for care when he/she is getting sick. Your child should see his/her physician if he/she has:
- A fever greater than 100.5º F by mouth, or 99º F under the arm. If you do not know how to take your child's temperature, consult his/her physician.
- Shortness of breath or a cough.
- A change in bowel movements.
- A skin rash including diaper rash, sores on the skin or in the mouth or white patches in the mouth.
- Behavioral changes.
- Bleeds or bruises for unknown reasons.
- Severe pain.
- Ear pain or drainage from the ear.
- Been in contact with someone who has a contagious illness (especially chickenpox).
Consult your child's physician for more information.