Our members do not hesitate to call us if there is a need. Doesn't matter how trivial it is, as soon as the first symptom occurs, they ask for our help. They know that with Helicopteros Sanitarios they are in the safest, most reliable hands. However, sometimes it can be difficult to know if you should call our home GP service in Costa del Sol for an emergency. In this article we give a few examples.
9 times you shouldn't hesitate to call our home GP service in Costa del sol for an emergency
In general, you should call our home GP service in Costa del Sol for an emergency if any new symptoms appear. You should also call our doctor if you have any adverse effects from your prescription that could include:
- Any abnormal body movements, or problems with coordination
- An increase in the number of seizures, or ongoing seizures
- Loss of seizure control
- Allergic reactions, including difficulty breathing, itching, hives, and swelling of your face or throat
- Eye problems, including: blurred or double vision; spots before your eyes; or uncontrolled back-and-forth and/or rolling eye movements
- Excessive drowsiness
- Restlessness, excitement, or confusion
- Nausea or vomiting
- Hair loss
- Slurred speech or stuttering
- Delusions or hallucinations
- Behavioral, mood, or mental changes such as depression, agitation, or loss of appetite
If you have any of the following symptoms, you should call our home GP service in Costa del Sol for an emergency, as they normally become more severe and last longer over a period of several months:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep disturbance
- Muscle tension
Look out for these warning signs that could mean that you are losing control of your asthma:
- Your reliever doesn’t open up your tight chest within a few minutes.
- You use reliever medication more than twice a week (unless it’s for exercise).
- You’re using more puffs of your reliever than usual.
- You’re more breathless than usual.
- You’re waking up at night as a result of asthma symptoms (this is an important feature of worsening asthma).
- You experience a tight chest some mornings.
- You’re coughing persistently and/or you notice a change in the colour of the mucus.
- Your peak-flow readings show a downward trend (i.e. they worsen over a couple of days).
Call our home GP service in Costa del Sol for an emergency if you have any of these symptoms along with chest pain:
- Fever, chills, or coughing up yellow-green mucus
- Problems swallowing
- Severe chest pain that does not go away
- A sudden feeling of pressure, squeezing, tightness, or crushing under your breastbone
- Pain that spreads to your jaw, left arm, or back
- Shortness of breath, especially after a long period of inactivity
- Nausea, dizziness, rapid heart rate or rapid breathing, confusion, ashen color, or excessive sweating
- Very low blood pressure or very low heart rate
Call our home GP service in Costa del Sol for an emergency if you have any of these symptoms:
- Persistent nausea and vomiting
- Pain accompanied by the inability to have a bowel movement (especially if you are vomiting)
- Abdominal pain while vomiting blood
- Profuse or continual bleeding from the bowels
- Gastric pain accompanied by shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Pain that is severe and sudden
- Severe tenderness when you touch your abdomen
- Skin that appears yellow
- Swelling of the abdomen
- Pain during pregnancy (or if you suspect you are pregnant)
Call our home GP service in Costa del Sol for an emergency if your cold gets worse after the third day or you have:
- An earache
- Pain around your nose and eyes (sinuses) for more than a week
- Fever above 102 degrees F. If your child is younger than 3 months and has a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or higher, call your doctor right away.
- Fever that lasts more than a day in a child under 2, or more than 3 days in age 2 or older
- Cough up mucus for more than a week
- Shortness of breath
- Symptoms that last longer than 2 weeks
- Trouble swallowing
- A bad sore throat with fever
- Pain or pressure in your chest or belly
- A stiff neck or sensitivity to bright lights
If your temperature is 39.5°C or higher or if you’ve had a fever for more than 3 days, call our home GP service in Costa del Sol for an emergency. You should also call if you have a fever or symptoms such as heavy swelling of the throat, nausea, headache, chest pain, sore neck or rash.
A baby fever
Look for these signs and symptoms:
- Changes in appetite. If your baby refuses several feedings in a row or eats poorly, contact the doctor.
- Changes in behavior. If your baby is hard to awaken or unusually sleepy, tell the doctor right away. Let the doctor know if your baby is extremely floppy, crying more than usual or very hard to console.
- Tender navel or penis. Contact the doctor if your baby's umbilical area or penis suddenly becomes red or starts to ooze or bleed.
- Fever. If your baby is younger than 3 months old, contact the doctor for any fever.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, it is recommended you see our home GP service in Costa del Sol for an emergency:
- Your rash is covering your entire body
- You have a temperature indicating an infection or allergic reaction
- You’re noticing the rash spreading quickly
- Your rash is very painful
- You’ve noticed fluid-filled blisters or open sores
- You’re seeing signs of infection such as pus, swelling, crusting, warmth or extreme pain
- Over-the-counter creams or antihistamines have failed to work
- Your rash is impairing your daily activities
- You’ve developed a rash during your pregnancy