Call your child’s doctor or seek eek in-person care for any conditions requiring urgent treatment. You should bring your child to the nearest emergency medical facility for fever greater than 100.3 in a child less than 1 month old or in any age child with immune system or serious underlying medical conditions; for a rash that is rapidly spreading, severe, involves widespread areas of bright red skin that peels off in sheets, is associated with excessive crying or irritability; if the child is not taking fluids by mouth or does not urinate in over 10 hours or has less than 4 wet diapers in 24 hours; or for a child less than 1 month old who has areas of blisters, pimples or pus, or is not acting like his or her normal self. In any age group, rash associated with vomiting, diarrhea, facial swelling, throat tightness, or difficulty breathing, could be a more serious allergic and potentially life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Please go immediately to an emergency facility if needed.Alpha should not be used for concerns requiring immediate attention.
As always, you should seek emergency medical care for a child who has difficulty breathing; turns pale, blue, or is not responding to you; or for other emergent concerns.