When you should Call a Physician In Case Your Premature Baby Is Sick

 

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If your baby won’t wake up to eat, does not want to eat, or is feeding far less than normal, call your doctor right away. Redness, streaking, and inflammation around any opening of the body is a serious medical condition requiring immediate care. It is sometimes difficult to know exactly when to call the doctor if your baby seems sick or even when to seek emergency care. Babies cannot tell us when something hurts. However, we can give you an idea on when to call the doctor or when to seek emergency care if you have a sick baby.

Signs that may require a call to your doctor. Changes in appetite. If your baby is 3 to 6 months old and has a temperature up to 102 F (38.9 C) and seems sick or has a temperature higher than 102 F (38.9 C), contact the doctor. If your baby is 6 to 24 months old and has a temperature higher than 102 F (38.9 C) that lasts longer than one day but shows no other signs or symptoms, contact the doctor.

Always call the doctor if your child is: 3 months or younger and has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, since her immune system hasn’t had as much experience fighting infections yet (if you can’t reach your doctor after office hours, head to the ER) 3 to 6 months and has a temperature of 101 degrees or more. Newborns under three months are a special case. If a newborn has a fever at or above 100.4℉ (38℃), call the doctor or seek medical attention immediately.

For children between three months and three years of age, call the doctor if there is a sustained (more than two days) fever over 102.2℉ (39℃). Your baby should be seen by a doctor if: Your premature baby is under two months of age and has an axillary temperature greater than 99 degrees Fahrenheit or a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit rectally. Doctor: Premature babies especially, but all babies that are sick, tend to be bothered a lot by external stimuli. What they really want is for it to be quiet and warm and dark. Narrator: While babies do need some exposure to light for healthy development, for the.

To measure your premature baby’s development, use his or her corrected age — your baby’s age in weeks minus the number of weeks he or she was premature. For example, if your baby was born eight weeks early, at age 6 months your baby’s corrected age is 4 months. You’ll always remember your baby’s time in the hospital.

How Your Premature Baby Looks. The earlier your baby arrives, the smaller she will be, the larger her head will seem in relation to the rest of her body, and the less fat she will have. With so little fat, her skin will seem thinner and more transparent, allowing you actually to see the blood vessels beneath it.

Call your NICU or pediatrician immediately if your preemie develops these symptoms. Come up with feeding strategies. Your baby will most likely be able to drink from a bottle or breastfeed by the.

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When to call If your baby is younger than 2 to 3 months of age, call the care provider early in the illness.

“Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year” by Mayo Clinic
from Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Mayo Clinic
RosettaBooks, 2012

If your child is sick and you want him or her seen, call ahead for an appointment so you won’t have to wait.

“Pediatric Telephone Advice” by Barton D. Schmitt
from Pediatric Telephone Advice
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First of all, using the “When to Call the Doctor” list in this chapter, determine the relative urgency of the situation, whether you must speak to the doctor immediately, whether your call can wait until regular office (or scheduled call-in) hours, or whether you needn’t call at all.

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WHEN TO CALL FOR MEDICAL HELP If you’re worried about your baby’s health, write down his temperature and any symptoms that worry you, then call his caregiver.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
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Hachette Books, 2018

When to Call the Physician • Faster, harder breathing than normal when child is at rest.

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from Maternal-Child Nursing E-Book
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When to Call the Doctor.

“Your Baby's First Year Week by Week” by Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler
from Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week
by Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler
Hachette Books, 2010

to call a doctor right away if you have signs of a cold or flu.

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If an appointment was not scheduled for the infant’s follow-up visit before leaving the hospital, the parents should be encouraged to call the office or clinic soon after their arrival home.

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from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book
by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Others ask you to call their office first and, depending on the nature of the illness or injury, will see your baby in the office or meet you at the ER.

“What to Expect the First Year” by Heidi Murkoff
from What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff
Workman Publishing Company, 2014

You usually do not have to call a doctor right away if you have signs of a cold or flu.

“An Invitation to Health” by Dianne Hales
from An Invitation to Health
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Cengage Learning, 2014

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  • I never had any symptoms I just go into preterm labor at 33 weeks this my 5th child and had 3 preterm labor and one full term in the past. I never received any medicine to stop me from going into labor

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