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Is pale with patchy coloured skin that feels cold when you touch it.
Has a stiff body or keeps making jerking movements that don’t stop when you hold them.
Gets a rash that does not go away when you press on it. Press the bottom of a glass on the rash to see if it disappears.
Is under 3 months of age with a temperature of 38°C / 100.4°F or above If they’ve had their routine injections in the last 2 days - then give paracetamol or ibuprofen (for babies) but if the temperature does not come down within 30 minutes get help
You need urgent help.
Go to the nearest Hospital A&E Department or phone 999.
Has difficulty breathing, including breathing fast all of the time; widening their nostrils; or pulling in their tummy muscles when breathing
Is becoming overly sleepy or upset and you are unable to settle them with toys, TV, food or cuddling – especially if they stay this way when their temperature is coming down.
Is 3 to 6 months of age with a temperature of 39°C / 102.2°F or above. (If they’ve had their routine injections in the last 2 days - then give paracetamol or ibuprofen but if the temperature does not come down within 30 minutes get help)
is 3 months of age or older and has a fever of 38°C / 100.4° or above for more than 5 days.
Is getting worse or if you are worried.
You need to contact a doctor or nurse today.
Please ring your GP surgery or call NHS 111 - dial 111 If symptoms continue for 4 hours or more and you have not been able to speak to either a member of staff from your GP practice or to NHS 111 staff, check your child has not developed anything in the red list.
Has none of these
It is normal for a baby to take small pauses in their breathing for a few seconds, or to breath quickly for a short time. By 6 weeks of age they should have a more regular breathing pattern.
Has none of these
They probably don’t need urgent or immediate help. You can find more information about what to look out for and where to seek help if your child is poorly via the Healthier Together app – download it today by going to the App Store or Google play.
Keep caring for your child at home. If you are still worried about your child, contact your Health Visitor or call NHS 111 – dial 111.