Top Warning Signs and Symptoms

Consult Primary Care Physician Now if you see any/some of the following:

  • Patients less than 3 months of age- report 100.5 or higher temperature immediately
  • Patients 3 months and older, - report fever 100.5 or higher if persists beyond 3 days
  • Redness or bloodshot eyes (without pus or drainage)
  • Mouth changes- swollen, bumpy red tongue (“Strawberry tongue”)  Redness of mouth, lips and/or throat
  • Red, dry cracked or bleeding lips
  • Widespread Rash
  • Red palms of hands and/or soles of feet
  • Peeling skin (hands and/or feet)
  • Swollen hands and/or feet
  • Neck swelling- swollen lymph nodes/glands (usually one sign of neck) 
  • Severe Abdominal pain, Diarrhea or Vomiting
  • Joint pain
  • Fast heartrate, chest pain or pressure
  • Fast breathing, short of breath, trouble speaking, grunting or wheezing
  • Slow or Shallow breathing or retractions (tugging of skin seen, between each rib with each breath)
  • Pale, gray or blue skin, lips
  • Headache with fever, or neck stiffness (can’t touch chin to chest)
  • Irritability, confusion, lethargy
  • Limp like a rag doll, little or no eye contact and/or little or no movement
  • Not responding normally, doesn’t recognize caregiver, doesn’t follow commands
  • Feels faint or weak
  • Not drinking or drinks very little, trouble swallowing
  • Not urinating normally, change in frequency, amount or darker colored (less than 5-6 wet diapers per day) Has not urinated in over 8 hours
  • Seizure like activity
  • Worsening-Looking or acting sicker: ANY NEW, worrisome, changing or worsening symptoms, improved, now acting sick again, or resolved fever returned


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