When to Take a Child to the Emergency Room
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When should I take a chld to the emergency room?
When should you take a child to the emergency room?
- If a child has an unusually high fever, take him or her to the emergency room. High fevers are dangerous.
- If a child has been stung by a bee, wasp, or other insect and is experiencing severe swelling or shortness of breathe, call 911.
- Accidents happen frequently with children, but if a fall is causing extreme swelling, or if the child is having difficulty moving the effected limb, a trip to the emergency room is in order.
- If a child has consumed poison in any form call the poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 first. They will instruct you with immediate actions to take, and then call 911.
- If a wound is bleeding severely, call 911. If there is a deep cut that needs attention, take the child to the emergency room. If it is just a cut, but not too deep, and stops bleeding after a few minutes, apply a good bandage and some anti-bacterial ointment
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