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Health Tip: When a Child Is Sick

HealthDay News
by -- Diana Kohnle
Updated: Dec 26th 2016

(HealthDay News) -- The common cold and a mild flu don't usually require a trip to the doctor. But parents should look for warning signs that your child needs a checkup.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says a doctor visit is a good idea if your child has:

  • A fever that's above 103 degrees Fahrenheit or persists for more than three days.
  • Cold or flu symptoms that persist beyond 10 days, or flu symptoms that initially improve but then worsen.
  • Wheezing, trouble breathing or skin that appears blue.
  • Discharge from the ear or complaints of ear pain, or pain in the abdomen or vomiting.
  • Seizures, irritable behavior or difficulty waking.
  • Diabetes, heart disease or another chronic condition that gets worse.