Nothing is more important for any parent more than the well-being of their children. Every parent can do anything just not see his/her child in pain and the first step in protecting our children from experiencing any extreme illness is to pay attention to any unusual symptom they may experience. When children experience unusual symptoms, they are most often normal and not a cause for concern. However, some signs point to a larger issue so we should be aware of the dangerous symptoms that shouldn’t be overlooked. Here are 5 of those dangerous symptoms that should never be ignored.
1. High Fever: In the case of a baby up to three months old, a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit and above should be immediately checked out. For a baby that is three to six months old, a high fever is considered to be anything above 101 degrees. After that, a high fever for your child is usually about 103 degrees Fahrenheit. Also make sure to see the doctor if the level shown on the thermometer is low but your child looks unwell.
2. Fever Associated with Headache: Kids often run a fever due to illnesses like stomach viruses, 24-hour bugs, and minor infections. But if your kid complains of, neck pain, a stiff neck or headaches associated with fever it is a sign of bigger problem and can often be associated with meningitis.
3. Sudden Stomach Pain: It is very common for children to experience stomachaches especially as they work through new diets, try new foods, or have the occasional junk food overload. But if your child is complaining about pain around the navel, or on the right side of the abdomen, see a doctor, especially if these complaints are associated with other symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea. This can be a sign of appendicitis, a condition that progresses rapidly unless diagnosed quickly. The key difference between appendicitis and a stomach bug is that in appendicitis, the stomach pain worsens over time.
4. Blue Lips: This signal may be associated with difficulty breathing. You may notice that your little one is breathless or wheezing as they breathe. This could be a respiratory problem caused by an allergic reaction or even an asthma attack. In this case you should immediately take a trip to the pediatrician.
5. Excessive Bleeding: If your child has a cut and the bleeding does not stop even after several minutes of pressure, take the little one to your pediatrician so the correct sterilization and treatment may be administered.