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Call 911 if your child:

  • has a life-threatening emergency and you cannot wait up to 30 minutes for us to return your phone call
  • is not breathing, turning blue, or has severe breathing difficulty
  • loses consciousness or cannot be awakened
  • is having a seizure (convulsions)
  • has severe unstoppable bleeding
  • has multiple or serious injuries
  • has severe allergic reaction (swollen lips, swollen tongue, difficulty breathing)

Go to the nearest emergency department if your child has:

  • severe testicular pain
  • severe abdominal pain
  • bloody or bright green vomiting

Call Poison Control (800-222-1222, EMERGENCY TTY/TDD: (888) 244-5313):

  • if you believe your child may have eaten a poison or other toxic substance
  • please have the bottle/jar of the poison available when you call
  • if you have ipecac in your house, do NOT use it unless advised to do so by us or poison control

Please call our office immediately if your child has:

  • possible dehydration
  • stiff neck
  • possible broken bones
  • unusual sleepiness or unresponsiveness
  • fever over 104 (over 100.4 in infants less than 3 months of age)
  • any severe pain

Unless advised by your doctor, you should not take your child to the emergency room for the following reasons:

  • fever
  • ear pain/infection
  • flu
  • colds
  • minor sprains
  • nausea
  • mild stomach pain
  • mild headaches
  • sore throat
  • painful or frequent urination

Please call our office if you are unsure what to do!