Reasons to call after hours:
- Any trauma that has occurred.
- If a baby is less than 3 months of age and develops a rectal temperature greater than 100.40F
- Behavioral changes such as refusing to take a bottle for more than 3 feeding sessions, listlessness, or uncontrollable crying.
- Vomits repeatedly over 1/2 of the feeding.
- Has frequent watery stools (greater than 4-5 a day), especially with blood or mucus.
- Has pus, redness, odor around the cord.
- Has a severe rash.
- Any difficult or labored breathing, especially coughing, rapid breathing, excess coughing or appears to stop
- Any seizure, continuous jerking or loss of
- Parents feel angry, out of control with concern of child abuse.
These problems usually can wait until regular office hours:
- Slight nasal congestion without fever or without frequent coughing.
- Rashes present for several days not getting worse.
- Prescription refills for routine medicines.
- Chronic cough not getting worse.