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Do you take your child to the doctor for a cold?

Posted by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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Question: Do you take your child to the doctor for a cold?

Options:

Yes every time

Yes if there's fever

Yes if there's green mucus

Yes if there's a bad sore throat

No fluids and rest are good

Other


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Do you take your child to the doctor for every sniffle or only for serious things?
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by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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secondboy2012
by Gold Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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I'm pretty good at treating with homeopathic remedies and rarely go or take my kids to the doctor.
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alexsmomaubrys2
by Ruby Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 11:49 PM

I only take them to the doctor if they are complaining of pain in their ears or throat. I can tell the difference between discomfort and serious pain.

I only take them to the doctor if they run a fever of 102.5 or higher for 72 hours or if I can't get it to break with medication once it reaches 103.

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armyvet06
by Gold Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 11:52 PM
My daughter is rarely sick. I will use meds if she has a low grade fever. But I will take her in if its 102 or above and if I can't seem to break it myself.
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MixedCooke
by Platinum Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 1:24 AM

only if I notice a real change in them such as lethargy or if I suspect it may be something more than just a cold. 

kitchen.ninja
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 1:26 AM
I had to in order to get a note for school.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 1, 2013 at 1:28 AM
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Mine never says his ear hurts until his infection in his ear is about to rupture. So yes if he is sneezing bad. The other 2 no.
Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Apr. 1, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Yes I do

FL2AK
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 1:31 AM
This.


Quoting alexsmomaubrys2:

I only take them to the doctor if they are complaining of pain in their ears or throat. I can tell the difference between discomfort and serious pain.

I only take them to the doctor if they run a fever of 102.5 or higher for 72 hours or if I can't get it to break with medication once it reaches 103.


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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 1, 2013 at 1:32 AM
Yes if there is fever for over 4 days
Allinorder
by Gold Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 1:32 AM
I will for any fever over three days. If the fever is gone and they have the cold I only give them over the counter meds for what is ailing them.
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