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Symptom Checker

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Crying in Infants

A baby's cry can be an important clue that something serious is bothering him, such as sickness or an unrecognized injury.

Does your crying baby have any of these symptoms?

  • Vomiting

  • Limp or very weak appearing

  • Fever (a rectal temperature of 100.4 degrees F or higher)

  • Holding, hitting, or scratching his head

  • Not wanting to eat or drink

  • Dry diaper for more than six hours

  • No recent bowel movement

  • Not moving one or more parts of his body normally

  • Crying more or louder when he moves an arm or leg

  • A finger or toe that is red or swollen

Yes, my baby has one or more of these symptoms.

No, my baby does not have any of these symptoms.

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