Seeking Medical Care

Natural solutions like essentials oils are a great way to support your child's health without the added chemicals in products like Vicks BabyRub but there is a balance. Understanding when to go to the doctor is vital and can be lifesaving.

At your child's regular checkups, we recommend asking your doctor the following:

  • What is considered a high fever for my child's age?
  • At what temperature should I bring my child to the clinic? When should they go to the hospital?
  • At what temperature should I administer Tylenol and/or Advil? Do you have a preference between the two?
  • What dosage of Tylenol and/or Advil should my child receive?
  • Do you have any other guidelines I should know about?

Here are some additional general guidelines that your doctor may have as to when to bring your child in:

  • If your child's mucus has changed color (possible bacterial infection).
  • Your child is having severe vomiting and/or diarrhea.
  • Your child is having moderate vomiting and diarrhea but it's been a couple of days.
  • Your child's appetite is significantly reduced.
  • Your child is wheezing (rustling sound).
  • Your child seems to be getting worse after a couple of days.
  • Your child's behavior is unusual and concerns you.
  • Call 911 if your child is having difficulty breathe, begins to swell around the face/neck, loses consciousness or has any seizures.
  • Call 911 if your child has an intense headache with a fever, is sensitive to light and/or has muscle rigidity.

*Please Note: We recommend erring on the side of caution. Certain illnesses like Meningitis require antibiotics and can be fatal if left untreated.


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