When we become parents, the well-being of our children becomes one of our top priorities. When they are afflicted with an extreme illness, our concern increases because seeing our children suffer brings a feeling of helplessness unlike any other.
Because of this, the first sign of something abnormal makes us jump to see an expert or find a way to cure the illness before it escalates beyond our control. However, even with the all-seeing eye of a parent, we can sometimes overlook the dangerous symptoms of disease.
Here are some of those dangerous 12 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.
Remember that the level shown on the thermometer is not the only important thing to consider when diagnosing a problem. If the fever is still low, but the child is very unwell, contact your pediatrician.
#2. Long-term fever: If, after four hours of using antipyretic drugs, the fever has still not lowered, or if an untreated fever (high or low) has lasted for more than five days, seek medical help as soon as possible.
#3. Fever associated with headache: Be very wary of complaints of neck pain, a stiff neck or headaches associated with fever, as these symptoms can often be associated with meningitis.
#4. Red spots on the skin: Allergic reaction to a number of diseases such symptom needs to be examined so appropriate treatment can be initiated. If you notice any spots, consult a pediatrician.
#5. Irregular man-hood: Ideally you should be having monthly checks of his little body to detect spots that may be irregular with jagged edges or growing. If you find something like this, seek medical advice.