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Cystic Fibrosis - When To Call a Doctor

It is important to diagnose and treat cystic fibrosis early. Call your doctor if your child:

Call your doctor if your child who has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis gets worse in any way. Typically, this is when your child:

Watchful waiting

Watchful waiting is a wait-and-see approach. It's not a good idea for people who have cystic fibrosis. If your child has any signs of cystic fibrosis, even if they seem to be mild, call the doctor right away.

Who to see

The following doctors can diagnose and treat cystic fibrosis:

Other health professionals may also be involved in your child's care:

Cystic fibrosis care centers offer the best, most comprehensive treatment available by addressing medical, nutritional, and emotional needs. You can find one by contacting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org.

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: July 18, 2013
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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