You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your child's condition by being prepared to answer
the following questions:
Has your child been feeding and sucking normally?
Have you recently changed formulas or added a new food? Does your child have
any known food allergies, or is there a family history of food allergies? Has
your child been vomiting? If yes, how often, how long has it been going on, and
what color is the vomit?
How often does your child have a bowel
movement? Are the stools hard or soft? Has there been any blood in the
Has your child received any recent
Has your child had any recent illnesses or
Did the crying develop suddenly, especially in a child
who normally does not cry a lot?
Does your child cry like this
every day at a certain time?
How long has your child been crying,
what does the cry sound like (painful or high-pitched), and has it changed or
What do you think is causing your child's
Does your child have any symptoms indicating a
problem, such as an ear infection? Does your child have a
Does your child have any signs of a medical problem, such as
a bulge in the groin, or does your young boy have swelling in his
How is your child's crying affecting you and your family?
Are you feeling out of control, and are you afraid that you may hurt your
What comforting techniques have you tried to soothe your
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 05, 2014
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