Sometimes parents are reluctant to call their child's physician with questions or concerns. Here are some general guidelines for determining when a call is necessary:
• Shaking or chills
• Shortness of breath
• Severe nausea or vomiting
• Unusual bleeding, bruising, or cuts that won't heal
• Pain or swelling at chemotherapy injection site
• Any severe pain that cannot be explained
• Exposure to chicken pox or measles
• Severe headache or blurred vision
• Constipation lasting more than two days
• Severe diarrhea
• Severe headache
• Painful urination or bowel movements
• Whenever child appears sick and you are concerned
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