Babies: 3 - 6 Months

What to Look for in Sick Baby

LO has had a dry cough and a bit of mucus the last few days; he's also been sleeping a lot more than usual and has some eye gunk going on.  He doesn't have a fever, is still eating well, and is having plenty of wet diapers.  I know it's probably just a basic cold (I just got over one last week), but what do I need to look for in terms of when to call his doctor, especially in regards to his cough?

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Re: What to Look for in Sick Baby

  • The things you already listed: fever, lack of appetite, and less wet diapers. If you observe any of those things, that's when you should call.
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  • image mabenner1:
    The things you already listed: fever, lack of appetite, and less wet diapers. If you observe any of those things, that's when you should call.

     

    i agree 

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  • Maybe you want to call the Dr.'s office about the cough if it's persistent. Our pedi always likes to check the oxygen levels when there's a cough that won't go away.
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    image okami.mami:
    Maybe you want to call the Dr.'s office about the cough if it's persistent. Our pedi always likes to check the oxygen levels when there's a cough that won't go away.
    A cough can last up to 2 weeks just from a common virus. That's when I would go.
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    The things you already listed: fever, lack of appetite, and less wet diapers. If you observe any of those things, that's when you should call.


    This is what I heard as well when I called with similar symptoms.
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    image mabenner1:
    The things you already listed: fever, lack of appetite, and less wet diapers. If you observe any of those things, that's when you should call.

     

    i agree 

    Agree, plus rapid breathing or use of accessory muscles (retractions).

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