When should I see someone face to face?

Dr W Muller www.drwmuller.com 

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              24/04/2020                        ------------                       Mar 2021

Parents, children and young people  are often scared to come to see a doctor especially now during the pandemic with COVID-19.

However many doctors and I am very concerned that we see some children too late. Often parents think symptoms are cause by the new Coronavirus and are mild and children should stay at home, sometimes parents call for help and are given the advice to stay home.

The important rule remains that if you as a parent are worried you must call for help and equally do not be scared to see someone directly.

I added a traffic light chart below from the Royal College of Paediatricians on what conditions or symptoms should make parents and doctors worried to seek help immediately, urgently or less urgently: