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We have all been there. Up in the middle of the night with a sick child and feeling exhausted and scared.
That is why so many parents love the “Is Your Child Sick?” feature on our website. It is a great place for parents to find out more about nearly 100 pediatric symptoms. Sometimes a little information and advice is all you need to calm your fears and let you know what to do next.
The purpose of “Is Your Child Sick?” is to help you determine how sick your child is and if you need to call the doctor. Secondly, it is to help you treat your child at home when it is safe to do so. Of course, your pediatrician’s advice and your good judgment should always take precedence over any information on these topics. And if you believe your child is having a medical emergency, call 911 right away.
“Is Your Child Sick?” carefully defines each symptom, as well as suggesting other related topics. It also includes a table that outlines whether or not you need to call the doctor or if home treatment is possible. If your child has none of the “Call Your Doctor” symptoms, you can follow the “Home Care Advice” listed in the final section. But watch your child carefully for any worsening or new symptoms.
Our “Health Topics” section is also a great resource. It is a wealth of information on hundreds of medical conditions, health tips, and parenting advice. You can also find medical dosage charts, an immunization schedule, and surveys and questionnaires on everything from child development to weight management.