Seeking Medical Care
Natural solutions like essentials oils are a great way to support your child's health without the added chemicals in products like Vicks BabyRub but there is a balance. Understanding when to go to the doctor is vital and can be lifesaving.
At your child's regular checkups, we recommend asking your doctor the following:
- What is considered a high fever for my child's age?
- At what temperature should I bring my child to the clinic? When should they go to the hospital?
- At what temperature should I administer Tylenol and/or Advil? Do you have a preference between the two?
- What dosage of Tylenol and/or Advil should my child receive?
- Do you have any other guidelines I should know about?
Here are some additional general guidelines that your doctor may have as to when to bring your child in:
- If your child's mucus has changed color (possible bacterial infection).
- Your child is having severe vomiting and/or diarrhea.
- Your child is having moderate vomiting and diarrhea but it's been a couple of days.
- Your child's appetite is significantly reduced.
- Your child is wheezing (rustling sound).
- Your child seems to be getting worse after a couple of days.
- Your child's behavior is unusual and concerns you.
- Call 911 if your child is having difficulty breathe, begins to swell around the face/neck, loses consciousness or has any seizures.
- Call 911 if your child has an intense headache with a fever, is sensitive to light and/or has muscle rigidity.
*Please Note: We recommend erring on the side of caution. Certain illnesses like Meningitis require antibiotics and can be fatal if left untreated.