When should I call the doctor about my child’s mononucleosis?

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Call your child’s doctor if he:

  • Gets worse
  • Has swollen and bleeding gums
  • Has constant bad breath odor
  • Has sudden or severe stomach pain, or his stomach pain lasts longer than three days
  • Has trouble breathing
  • Shows signs of dehydration (drying out)
  • No urine in six to eight hours in an infant younger than 1 year old
  • No urine in more than eight hours in a child older than 1 year old
  • No tears when crying
  • Sunken eyes
  • Dry lips and mouth
  • Cannot drink fluids

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

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