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Emergency guidance 

Emergency guidance 

When to report to the ER or seek immediate medical attention* 

  1. Significant breathing concerns including gasping for air, difficulty breathing, labored breathing, or fast breathing.
  2. Inability to tolerate fluids for many hours.
  3. Significant drowsiness.
  4. Fever at or over 100.4 in a baby less than 2 months old.
  5. Seizure activity especially in a child who has not seized before.
  6. Head injury with fainting, vomiting or unusual behavior.
  7. Lacerations needing repair, or bleeding that hasn’t stopped after applying pressure for 5 minutes.
  8. Severe allergic reaction especially if it includes trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, vomiting, near fainting, or sweating. 
  9. Significant abdominal pain especially in the right lower part of the stomach.
  10. Large amount of blood in the vomit or stool.

*this list is not comprehensive or all-inclusive. It is just meant to be a guide for certain illness processes. If you believe your child has a medical emergency please dial 911 or report to the nearest Emergency Room. 

Resource hotlines 

Poison control  1-800-222-1222

Suicide Prevention Lifeline  988

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