When/how often do you take your kids to the doctors?
Three of mine have been sick (one day after the other). They vomited once or twice and then the next day (or in one case by the same night) they were fine again.
I mentioned this to a relative of mine and they said I should of taken them to the doctors..
The thing is though, apart from vomiting they were ok. No high temps or anything like that.
I know all the doctor would say is make sure they have plenty of fluids. Keep an eye on them. Which I did...
So I'm wondering should I have taken them to the doctors and would you have taken your kids?
My youngest was sick last night but he just woke up (10am) and he's jumping off the couch so he's fine.
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26-03-2016 08:57 #1Senior Member
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Taking kids to doctors
26-03-2016 09:01 #2
I take them when I think they will benefit from it.
So for just vomiting under 24 hours with no other symptoms than no I wouldn't.
26-03-2016 09:16 #3
I've only taken my kids to the doctors for vomiting when I thought they were at risk of dehydration (eg vomits after a sip of water) or the vomiting went on for more than a week.
Random 24 hour vomiting, no.
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26-03-2016 09:16 #4
I only take my daughter in when I'm concerned it's an infection and she needs antibiotics. Our if I'm genuinely concerned about her health.
I don't go at the first sign of illness - temps/sickness /cough etc.
If I can manage at home I do. I factor all symptoms. .. lethargy/not acting herself etc. Then I decide.
I wouldn't go to doctor for a vomiting bug unless it went on and had other symptoms.
And might I add she has a serious complex heart condition and syndrome.
Everyone is different though. I like to avoid doctor surgeries and hospital as much as possible - too many other germs to catch.
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26-03-2016 09:17 #5Senior Member
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No way would I take them to the dr for a couple of vomits.
26-03-2016 09:18 #6
Mild vomiting I don't take her to the doc as there generally isn't anything that can be done to help her doctor wise. Unless we need a medical certificate for childcare.
26-03-2016 09:29 #7
I seem to only take DS to the Dr if he's been sent home from daycare and we need to see a Dr before they'll let him come back!
We've been really lucky that DS hasn't had any serious illnesses. Not even gastro yet!
We did call the after hours Dr once for what we thought was an infection in his penis. But that was due to temp, redness, swelling and discharge.
26-03-2016 09:44 #8
I only go to the docs if I'm worried and feel out of my depth and want a second opinion. It doesn't happen very often (thankfully). There's absolutely no point in dragging already sick kids out to the doc when they are clearly working through it and just need rest.
26-03-2016 09:45 #9
Never for vomiting unless severe and then I go straight to hospital. My experience is doctors can't do much at all for vomiting but I've had emergency doctors help.
Only otherwise for heavy coughs and ear aches really.
26-03-2016 10:10 #10
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