The healthy newborn is eating well and feeding effectively. It also has a proper muscle tone and weeps strongly, is alert, pay attention (at times you are awake) for the care they offered. Any loss of this vitality characteristic of the newborn is a good reason to take him to an emergency department.
The following are the reasons for urgent consultations in the newborn:
* Fever means a newborn should go immediately to the emergency room if you have body temperature greater than or equal to 38 º C. Keep in mind that fever in children under three months is a warning sign and should always be assessed by a pediatrician because at this age and infections can complicate progress with ease.
* Vomiting: If your baby vomits everything he eats (not referring to small low volume occasional regurgitation of sour milk that barely wetting the face) should be measured to study the reason for the vomiting and prevent the child from becoming dehydrated.
* Jaundice: if your child has yellow from head to ankles or soles of the feet (this can be observed if the press and release the skin that turns a yellowish color) must be evaluated by a doctor.
* If the skin or mucous membranes turn blue (cyanosis) or are very pale.
* Rejection of power: one of the most common signs that states that the newborn is not well and therefore should be evaluated by a pediatrician.
* If the infant does not wake up easily and is shown as sleepy all day and clouded.
* Hypothermia: If the baby is very cold can be a sign of seriousness in some infectious (rectal temperature below 35 º C).
* Tachypnea: if you notice that the baby breathes very quickly.
* If the stool have mucous or blood.
* If the cord does leave a bad smell or fluid or blood.
* If there is any sign of loss of vitality: weak cry, lethargy, no interaction with parents or weakness in the suction should be evaluated by a pediatrician.
No doubt that in the case of the newborn and in children in general, it is worth an extra visit to the pediatrician who regret having been too cautious.