It's not the super-high temp or the bloody head bonk that trips us up. The less obvious situations are the ones that leave us wondering: To call the doc or not? Kathryn Emery, M.D., an ER physician at the Children's Hospital at the University of Colorado, Denver--and a mom--reveals when she'd pick up the phone.
1. A fever that doesn't come down an hour after giving your child a pain reliever, such as ibuprofen. Ditto a high temp that responds to medicine but hangs on for several days--or goes away and comes back a day or so later.