Dealing with a sick child can be difficult. You want to do anything you can to make sure that they’re feeling better as soon as possible. Some sicknesses may require care from your child’s pediatrician and it’s important to understand what those cases may be. Dr. Jeff Couchman, Dr. Susan McMahon, and Dr. Nicole Abdy at Mesquite Pediatrics in Tucson, AZ, can explain some common reasons why you might bring your child in for a sick-child visit.
Why You May Need a Sick-Child Visit
There are many issues that children can deal with that will need care from their pediatrician. It’s important that you understand when it’s time to visit our pediatrician for a sick-child visit. The sooner you’re able to bring your child in, the sooner they can start feeling better.
When your child is dealing with certain symptoms, it’s important that you don’t waste any time and that you take them to their pediatrician as soon as possible. Some common symptoms that may need care from a pediatrician include:
A fever over 104 degrees Fahrenheit
A fever that lasts more than 2 days
Severe and persistent headaches
It’s important to note that if your child is dealing with a life-threatening issue, they should visit an emergency room immediately. If your child isn’t feeling well, it’s time to take them to their pediatrician for a sick-child visit. The sooner you’re able to get your child the care that they need, the easier it usually is to treat the issue.
Contact Our Pediatrician Today
Find out if it’s time to visit your pediatrician. Contact Dr. Jeff Couchman, Dr. Susan McMahon, and Dr. Nicole Abdy at Mesquite Pediatrics in Tucson, AZ, to find out when sick-child visits are needed. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment today at (520) 648-5437.
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