It's that time of year. As the cold weather sets in and everyone spends more time indoors, it is easier to catch those pesky viruses that we spread to one another. It can be an e scary time for parents with very young babies., especially when they start to run a fever. Below you will find some great information from the Mayo Clinic about when a fever indicates the need for medical attention.
When a healthy baby gets sick, don't panic. Understand when to call the doctor and when to seek emergency care for your baby.
By Mayo Clinic Staff
When you have a baby occasional infections and fevers are inevitable. But even parents who have experience with sick babies can have trouble distinguishing normal fussiness and mild illnesses from serious problems. Here's when to contact the doctor — and when to seek emergency care — for a sick baby.
When to contact your baby's doctorAn occasional illness is usually nothing to worry about in an otherwise healthy baby — but sometimes it's best to contact the doctor. Look for these signs and symptoms:
When to seek emergency careSeek emergency care for:
Be ready to answer questionsBe prepared to help the medical staff understand what's happening with your baby. Expect questions about:
Being prepared will save you and your baby's doctor time during a phone call, office visit or emergency situation.e