When to call the doctor

HOW TO CALL DOCTORS (September 2018).

If you have just become a parent, then get used to the path to the practice of your home. or pediatrician. Maybe you will spend some time there in the next few years.

One reason for this is your baby's immature immune system. This means your baby is more vulnerable than adults to such minor illnesses as coughing and stomach rumbling. In infants, illnesses can also get worse faster - it's all the more important to bring the child to the doctor when he's sick. """" With a baby, you're always good at playing it safe, ""says the BabyCenter expert and pediatrician Dr. Hans-Ulrich Neumann: ""Even if something is wrong with your baby, you should have it examined better."" The good news is that as soon as babies get sick, they soon recover.

When to Get Help

Some health problems should be checked immediately by a doctor, while others may be waiting for a day.

Go to the doctor with your baby as soon as possible if:

  • he had multiple diarrhea and bad drinks within a short period of time. There is a foreign body in his nose, ear, mouth, or vagina - try to pull out the object only when you are sure you can grasp it and not slip it deeper again after the manipulation.
  • It has a burn larger than a euro coin, especially if the skin is blistering (this also applies to sunburn!).
  • It's feverish. Always talk to the doctor if the fever is high, lasts more than two days, or your baby has other frightening symptoms, such as constant crying, bad drinking, restlessness, drowsiness, or rash.
  • It has been vomiting for 6 hours, or has other symptoms like fever or rash.
  • It keeps crying - as a parent, you know your baby's habits better than anyone else. If it cries longer or differently than usual, then go to the doctor. It has bloody streaks in its vomit or nappy. ""If you see that, you should go to the doctor right away. Often it's not serious, but it should be investigated,"" Dr. Neumann. It has an inexplicable rash, especially if it is accompanied by fever.
  • It coughs, and inhaling sounds like a seal - that could be epiglottitis. ""Epiglottitis (epiglottis) has become rare thanks to Hib vaccinations, but you should have that checked out by the doctor,"" Dr. Neumann.
  • The fontanelle has sunken, along with other symptoms such as dry lips, less than six nipples a day or dark yellow urine.These are all signs of dehydration.
  • One or more signs of meningitis. These include: swollen fontanelle (the soft spot in the middle of baby's head), unusual absence and distraction, stiff neck, photosensitivity, sensitivity to touch (such as severe body aches) and high fever. Often difficult diagnosis because of the variety of symptoms!
  • Make an appointment with your doctor if your baby has any of the following symptoms for more than 24 hours:
  • It is unusually irritated, grumpy and moody for no apparent reason.
  • It has pink, watery or sticky eyes. This could be an eye infection that can be very contagious and therefore should be treated quickly. It has discharge from the ears, the eyes, the navel, the vagina or the penis.

It's unpretentious and skips more than two meals or meals.

  • That's an emergency!
  • If your baby is so sick that you think it needs an ambulance (eg if you have trouble breathing), do not hesitate to dial the 112. The emergency service will ask what kind of emergency it is and then connect you to the ambulance. From there, an ambulance is sent on its way, while the paramedic stays on the phone and helps you to stabilize the child with first aid until the ambulance arrives.
  • Call the ambulance if your baby:
  • is unconscious or semi-conscious.

has difficulty breathing or breathing fast and shallow, especially when its skin and lips become bluish. That means your baby does not get enough oxygen.

If it has a seizure for the first time or the spasm continues for more than a minute. Your baby's eyes will turn upwards, it will not respond to you and his limbs will twitch. Cramps are often caused by fever, but not always.

Feeling unwell after it has swallowed something toxic or bad, such as an adult medication. (Remember to take the bottle or packaging to the hospital).

  • If your baby has an illness or injury that is severe but not life-threatening, take it directly to the emergency room. Go to the emergency room if:
  • There is a cut that does not stop bleeding or the cut is so deep that it needs to be sewn. ""To stop bleeding, put a clean cloth or garment on the Attempt to keep the affected area as elevated as possible, ""advises Dr. Neumann.
  • It has fallen heavily and you fear a broken bone or a strain.
  • It got a heavy blow to the head. It probably swallowed something poisonous, but seems to be well.
  • The emergency addresses
  • Keep a list of emergency numbers and all important contact details on the refrigerator, next to the front door or the telephone.So you have fast access in case of emergency and can act without delay.
  • We'll make it easy for you
  • Print out the handy and handy PDF version of numbers and details for emergencies.
  • What to do if the family doctor is not available?

In all major German cities, there is a well-organized pediatric emergency service and emergency clinics in which pediatricians are on duty and on weekends and holidays at various children's hospitals between 10:00 and 18:00.

In Land States and rural areas there is an organized emergency service, which is carried out by all established physicians. In urgent cases, contact the nearest pediatric clinic.

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