Fevers can cause many changes in your child's appearance. They may include sweating, a flushed face, sleepiness, poor appetite, dry and hot skin, unusual breathing and/or cold symptoms, or "feeling warm to the touch." If your child has one or more of these, take your child's temperature.
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Should parents postpone surgery that requires anesthesia for a young child?
Children do not undergo surgical procedures that require anesthesia unless the surgery is essential to their health. Therefore, postponing a necessary procedure may itself cause problems and would not be an option for the majority of children. For example, children with chronic ear infections may have delays in the development of speech related to problems with hearing. Surgery to treat this problem may improve learning whereas a delay may result in long-term difficulties in the normal development of speech.
Parents of children requiring surgery should consult an anesthesiologist or other qualified physician for advice about their child’s situation.
When should I call the doctor after my child's lower spine surgery?
After your child's lower spine surgery, you should call your doctor if your child has any of the following symptoms:
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- Temperature over 101 degrees F
- Increased drainage from the wound
- Increased swelling
- Uncontrolled pain
- Numbness of fingers and toes
- Signs of dehydration (dry mouth, less than six to eight wet diapers per day, lack of tears)
- Excessive diarrhea/constipation
- Chest pain or shortness of breath or any other emergency: Go to the emergency department or call 911!