Dr Oz: Six Little McGhees
To talk about child health symptoms parents should never ignore, Dr Oz invited the McGhee family to be on his show. Parents Mia and Rozonno have their hands full with growing sextuplets, and the parents can’t believe how fast these kids are growing.
Their names are Rozonno Jr., Josiah, Madison, Olivia, Isaac, and Elijah, and they helped Dr Oz reveal some symptoms parents have to keep an eye on. You can see more of the family on their OWN reality series, Six Little McGhees, airing Saturday nights.
Dr Oz Sick Kids Symptoms: High Fever
Don’t let a high fever catch you by surprise. A normal temperature is 98.6 degrees, but what is a high fever? At what temperature should you panic? The right answer is 104 F.
Dr Oz: Child Headache Symptoms
Kids can get headaches just like parents. In adults, it can happen at any time of day. But if your child has a nighttime headache, that is cause for concern.
When kids lie down, the blood goes to their heads. That can cause pressure if there is already something dangerous, such as a tumor, growing in the head.
Dr Oz: Lyme Disease Bullseye Rash in Kids
It is normal for kids to get rashes on their bottoms, like Diaper Rash. Children can also have rashes on places where they sweat. If you have a circular red rash with a spot in the middle, or a Bullseye Rash, that is a sign of Lyme Disease, which is caused by a tick bite.
Dr Oz: Stiff Neck Test for Meningitis
Dr Oz said that if a child has a stiff neck so serious that she cannot touch her chin to her chest, there is something wrong. This can indicate a brain infection, such as Meningitis. All these symptoms should be taken seriously!
Dr Oz Child Health Symptoms: Cuts and Scrapes
What about cuts and scrapes? Sometimes they happen with little kids on the playground. But when does it require medical care? Dad Rozono said to look for the “white meat” to know whether you need to go get stitches.
Dr Oz: Diarrhea and Vomiting in Children
Diarrhea and vomiting in kids can be hugely serious, especially around the world. Children can die of dehydration if they have these symptoms and are not properly rehydrated. They will have a dry mouth or dry eyes.
If you notice any of these symptoms, call your pediatrician for advice or dial 911 in an emergency. Don’t wait if you think something might be wrong.