Normal Exam, Infant

Your infant was seen and examined today in our facility. Our caregiver found nothing wrong on the exam. If testing was done such as lab work or x-rays, they did not indicate enough wrong to suggest that treatment should be given. Often times parents may notice changes in their children that are not readily apparent to someone else such as a caregiver. The caregiver then must decide after testing is finished if the parent's concern is a physical problem or illness that needs treatment. Today no treatable problem was found. Even if reassurance was given, you should still observe your infant for the problems that worried you enough to have the infant checked over.

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • Your baby is 3 months old or younger with a rectal temperature of 100.4° F (38° C) or higher.

  • Your baby is older than 3 months with a rectal temperature of 102° F (38.9° C) or higher.

  • Your infant has difficulty eating, develops loss of appetite, or vomits (throws up).

  • Your infant develops a rash, cough, or becomes fussy as though they are having pain.

  • The problems you observed in your infant which brought you to our facility become worse or are a cause of more concern.

  • Your infant becomes increasingly sleepy, is unable to arouse (wake up) completely, or becomes irritable.

Remember, we are always concerned about worries of the parents or the people caring for the infant. If we have told you today your infant is normal and a short while later you feel this is not right, please return to this facility or call your caregiver so the infant may be checked again.