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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, in general, you should call your pediatrician if your: 1  Infant under three months of age has a rectal temperature at or above 100.4 degrees F Fever persists for more than 24 hours in a child younger than 2 years old. Fever persists for more than 3 days in a. If your baby is 3 months or younger, though, you should call your pediatrician at the first sign of illness, since colds can quickly turn into something more serious, like bronchiolitis, croup, or. If your child is 12 weeks old or younger, you want to call your pediatrician if his or her temperature is above 100.4 degrees F. If your child is older, you may want to call if he or she has a fever between 102–104 degrees and is acting weak, sick, or the temperature is lasting for a few days. If you’re still concerned or are prompted to do so by your doula or others, call your pediatrician.

As we said before, they’ve seen and heard it all. They know that first time parents, in particular, will worry about the slightest thing and, frankly, they’re probably expecting your call!In general, you should call your pediatrician or seek medical attention for a fever when: A newborn or infant under two to three months old has a temp at or above 100.4 F (38.1 C)—seek immediate attention from your doctor or go to the emergency room. An infant that is three to six months old has a temp at or.

Using humor and real-world conversations, we have launched the #CallYourPediatrician campaign, which aims to reach parents with timely reminders that going to the pediatrician, even during COVID-19,is important and safe. Click on each campaign to find everything you need to share on your own platforms and. Now that you’re nearing the end, it’s time to put the same amount of careful attention toward choosing a pediatrician for baby. (We suggest settling on baby’s doctor by your seventh or eighth month to avoid waddling in and out of endless doctors’ offices during those last few weeks.). Start looking for pediatricians while you’re still pregnant—preferably between 28 and 34 weeks along. “It’s important to have a pediatrician you’ve already met and respect, because you have enough. The exception is when your child is under 3 months old.

In this case, even if the fever is low, take your child to the doctor immediately. Vomiting/Diarrhea — Like a fever, these symptoms are inevitable. If they don’t last, then they’re nothing to worry about. If your child has been exposed to COVID-19, or you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, call your pediatrician immediately. Sometimes it’s hard to tell how sick your child is.

Luckily, a trip to the hospital is usually not needed for a simple cold or cough, mild diarrhea, constipation, temper tantrums, or sleep.

List of related literature:

When to call the doctor: Initially, as soon as you suspect your baby may have an earache.

“What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition]” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition]
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

If you take your baby home early (less than twenty-four hours after delivery), your pediatrician should see the baby again at two to three days of age for followup.

“Caring for Your Baby and Young Child” by Steven P. Shelov
from Caring for Your Baby and Young Child
by Steven P. Shelov
Oxford University Press, 1997

A follow-up appointment should be scheduled within the first week (preferably three or four days) after birth to check on breastfeeding and on the mother’s and baby’s health and wellbeing.

“The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth” by Penny Simkin
from The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth
by Penny Simkin
Harvard Common Press, 2001
from three months to about three years, most serious infections will cause a fever, but call right away if your baby looks truly sick, even if the temperature is normal.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, 9th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, M.D.
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, 9th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, M.D.
Skyhorse, 2012

If your baby is not only crying inconsolably but has symptoms of illness or looks different in her general appearance, behavior, or color, take her temperature and call your doctor or nurse practitioner.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
Gallery Books, 2004

During the second year, you can expect to pop into the pediatrician’s office for just two or three well­baby visits; otherwise, you’ll only be seeing the doctor when Baby is sick or hurt.

“Your Baby's First Year For Dummies” by James Gaylord, Michelle Hagen
from Your Baby’s First Year For Dummies
by James Gaylord, Michelle Hagen
Wiley, 2011

Infants do not develop symptoms until 4 to 11 weeks, when they show signs of congestion and obstruction, little nasal discharge, minimal fever, tachypnea, and a prominent staccato-type cough.

“Fanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant” by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh
from Fanaroff and Martin’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant
by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

For most healthy children, the only point of contact with the hospital paediatrician is likely to be during the routine neonatal examination, which should take place within the first 24 hours after birth in hospital.

“The Complementary Therapist's Guide to Conventional Medicine E-Book: A Textbook and Study Course” by Clare Stephenson
from The Complementary Therapist’s Guide to Conventional Medicine E-Book: A Textbook and Study Course
by Clare Stephenson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

If you develop pain or a fever before this scheduled visit—or if your baby looks yellow (see page 389), has trouble feeding, or seems sleepy or listless—request an appointment for as soon as possible.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, et. al.
Meadowbrook, 2016

When to call the pediatrician: Fever.

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

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  • I love people… my parents are very supportive and have warned me of the potential risks and yet positives of entering medicine… my problem is not being allergic to hard work but instead not knowing how to slow down and take a rest…. The main thing for me is that I have so many interests outside of medicine medicine is interesting to me and perhaps if I invested more time into researching it I could slowly learn to appreciate it more…. thank you for this video
    from the UK

  • Tbh, I entered medical school because it’s my parents’ dream. I want to see them happy, but my feelings is kinda messed up… one time I think I kinda like this route, other time I think this major is not for me. Anatomy is fine but pathology is really hard for me to memorize. It’s one of reasons why I wanted to quit it sometimes… I felt like the word ‘Doctor’ is a huge responsibility and I felt I don’t deserve that position since I’m quite forgetful. However, I’m in year 4 now… there’s no going back I guess

  • Hello? Is there somebody who is currently on first year as a med student? I can’t stop thinking how to survive in this school really, I can’t stop crying

  • I wanna be a doctor, partly because my family wants me to become the first doctor in the family. I’m taking BSN right now, and this is essentially my Pre-Med. Am I taking the right path here? I’m rather confused right now.

  • Just like every other people on the comment section’s parents, my parents are also forcing me to become a doctor. I am actually pretty good in math and I loved programming and was very good at it when I was in highschool. I have also imagined myself as a software engineer and I honestly just can’t imagine myself wearing a white lab gown stethoscope and all the med stuff. I don’t do well in group projects.. heck even in group lab performances I suck.. but alone, I’m excellent (at least I think I am lol). I’m a third year now majoring in medical laboratory science. I have told my parents that I won’t be going to med school but they won’t listen (toxic? i know) i have been telling them ever since I was young but still enrolled me to a pre med school.. I never really wanted to do anything at that time actually I wasn’t really sure about life as an adult at all.. but now I wanted to pursue programming and I am contemplating whether I should enroll myself to computer science or continue medicine.. I’ve always wanted to work alone and with little to no human interactions I thought I could do programming as a sideline while being a medical technologist.. think that could work?

  • I’m definitely quite appreciative for this channel to make this video. However now I have lost so much confidence, whether I should go into medicine or not.

  • I DONT KNOW WHATI WANT TO DO ANYMORE THIS VIDEO WAS GOOD BUT ITS MAKING BE DOUBT MYSELF AND I ALREADY DONT HAVE FAITH IN MYSELF TO BEGIN WITH!!! FHBUXMSPS

  • I am terrible at maths and physics but i still want to be doctor. Can i still become doctor if i am bad at mathematics or physics?����

  • So apparently a single parent is not qualified as a Doctor to be. Do to is basically impossible to work to provide for you and your child and have enough time to study and sleep.

  • 3:41 “Be warned not all patients are kind of appreciative of your work” being appreciative makes us forget all the effort and hard work we paid and a lil bit of satisfaction boost? i say. Sometimes unappreciative seniors make working 100x unhappier.

  • I’ve no intention of becoming a doctor and actually I’m studying accounting, but I opened this video to see if that’s me or not lool

  • Parents here want us to become a doctor because it’s the highest marks university in our country but literally one of the lowest incomes job. Online shop these days make money more than doctors. And people treat us as disgusting and try to avoid these days because of covid��.

  • I don’t have the greatest work ethic but I think that can be changed to be honest my problem is that I can’t see the future with me as a doctor. ((I CAN SEE IT BUT WHAT I MEAN IS THAT I CANT see how its done)) for example if I was to become a teacher I can see myself in front of a board teaching if I was a doctor i can see myself in front of a patient I just can’t see the setting or the patients face or the hospital I would work at everything seems so blurred ���� please someone help me with this

  • I don’t know what the fuck I’m gonna do with my life cause from day 1 my parents and everyone else made me consider myself as a doctor and nlw i have no other image of myself yet not sure that being a doctor is even what i want