Crying,Age 3 and Younger - Check Your Symptoms
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, click on the "Yes" in front of the question for information about how soon to see a health professional.
health risks that may increase the seriousness of your
Remember, crying is a symptom, not
a disease, and often the significance of crying can only be determined when
other symptoms are evaluated. If your young child has any of the following
symptoms, evaluate those first.
Head injury: Go to the topic
Head Injury, Age 3 and Younger. Fever: Go to
Fever, Age 3 and Younger. Respiratory
symptoms: Go to the topic
Respiratory Problems, Age 11 and Younger. Vomiting: Go to the topic
Vomiting, Age 3 and Younger. Eye injury:
Go to the topic
Eye Injuries. A cut: Go to the topic
Cuts. Arm or leg injury: Go to the topic
Arm Injuries or
Leg Injuries. Pulling at an ear: Go to the topic
Possible Ear Infection, Age 3 and Younger. An object in the ear, eye, or nose: Go to the
Object in the Ear,
Object in the Eye, or
Object in the Nose. Colic: Go to the topic
Colic. Diarrhea: Go to the topic
Diarrhea, Age 11 and Younger. Constipation: Go to the topic
Constipation, Age 11 and Younger. Diaper
rash: Go to the topic
Diaper Rash. Warm, red area that develops
around an injury to the skin: Go to the topic
Rash, Age 11 and Younger. Insect bites or
stings: Go to the topic
Insect Bites and Stings and Spider Bites. A tooth that is out of place, very loose, chipped, or
missing: Go to the topic
Mouth and Dental Injuries. Teething: Go to
Teething. Symptoms after a recent
immunization: Go to the topic
Has your child cried continuously for 30 minutes?
Is your child not acting normally?
Are you concerned that your child's crying may have been caused by abuse?
Are you concerned that your child's crying is causing you to feel like you may lose control and hurt your child?
If a visit to a health professional is not needed immediately, see the Home Treatment section for self-care information.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 16, 2011
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