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Signs that your child is unwell

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:02pm

Sometimes there is no doubt that your child is unwell, however there may be times when you can’t tell!One minute they seem really sick and then the next they are running around the lounge playing with their toys.

Things to check for if you are unsure:

  • Running a temperature

  • Vomiting

  • Crying more than usual

  • Not eating or drinking

  • Listlessness

Sometimes just sitting back and observing them will give you a good idea on how sick they really are. Some children like a lot of fuss and will appear worse than they really are if they see you are worrying about them.

You know your child more than anyone else and you should trust your own instinct, if you are worried then you should consult your doctor. After visiting the doctor if your child isn’t getting any better or even seems to be getting worse then contact your doctor again. Sometimes we may feel like we are being over protective but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

If you can’t get to see you doctor again and feel like you need to get your child seen then you can call the NHS direct number where they will give you advice over the phone. They may suggest you taking your baby straight to the nearest hospital for an examination or you may just decide to take them directly there yourself.

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