The Importance of Sick Child Visits
By Southwest Children's Clinic
June 09, 2017
Category: Children's Health
Tags: Sick Child Visits  

Children develop a variety of illnesses, most of which are not serious. However, on occasion, children can become sick with symptoms sick child visitsthat are harmful if not treated appropriately. If your child is ill, you should schedule an appointment for a sick child visit right away. Southwest Children's Clinic in West Jordan, UT, offers state-of-the-art pediatric care to kids of all ages. Here are four reasons why sick child visits are so important.

1. Treatments for Illness
How do you know when it’s time to give up on the home remedies and get a proper medical examination? You should seek medical care if your child is experiencing high or persistent fever, any breathing problems, diarrhea, vomiting or persistent pain. The doctor will make sure your child is evaluated and treated properly.

2. Refill Medications
A very important task done at sick child visits is to refill medications. There's a reason why prescription medicines are not over the counter; a trained doctor must oversee their use. Drug errors are preventable. It's better to do this face to face than on the fly through phone refill requests.

3. Advice & Guidance
Your West Jordan pediatricians leave time at the end of a sick child visit for questions. A sick child visit is also a chance for you to talk with the pediatrician about any issues, such as safety or nutrition, so they you help your child stay healthy. A good pediatrician will spend time listening to your concerns and providing counseling for your particular needs.

4. Update Vaccinations
It’s important that your children get their vaccines on time, so they’re protected against serious illnesses. Your child may still be vaccinated if he or she has: a low-grade fever, cold, runny nose, cough, or ear infection. Your child’s pediatrician can help you determine if your child can be vaccinated if they have a mild illness.

"Now" is the perfect time to make a wise decision. Call Southwest Children's Clinic at 801-563-1975 right now to schedule an appointment for a sick child visit in West Jordan, UT. A sick child visit is among the best ways you can help protect your child's well-being and health.