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By Southwest Children's Clinic
October 20, 2022
Tags: sick child visit   fever  

When your child is sick, it’s comforting to know that help and advice from your pediatrician are just a phone call away. So, what happens when your child is very ill and is getting worse? Your pediatrician has a special option for you. It’s called a sick child visit.

A sick child visit can help your child feel better and recover more quickly. You need to schedule a sick child visit with the pediatrician if your child has a fever which:

  • Has lasted longer than 2 days
  • Is higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit for children under 2 months
  • Is at least 104 degrees Fahrenheit in older children

You also need to schedule a sick child visit if your child has:

  • An ear infection
  • A bacterial or viral infection
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea and constipation
  • Headaches and sinus problems
  • Allergies or asthma
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rashes and other skin irritations
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Injuries from an accident or sport

When you bring your child in for a sick child visit, your pediatrician will:

  • Record your child’s symptoms and health history
  • Perform a complete physical examination
  • Measure and record your child’s vital signs

Your pediatrician may also order laboratory testing and x-rays to help determine the cause or extent of an injury or illness.

Your pediatrician will also prescribe any necessary medications to make your child more comfortable and eliminate the illness. Medications may include:

  • Antibiotics, to eliminate bacteria causing the infection
  • Antivirals, to kill the virus causing illness
  • Anti-inflammatory medication, to reduce swelling
  • Pain medication, to make your child more comfortable
  • Specialized medications to treat asthma, allergies, and other conditions

When you bring your child in for a sick child visit with the pediatrician, you can be assured of excellent, compassionate care. A sick child visit can help your child heal and recover more quickly, and be more comfortable.

By Southwest Children's Clinic
September 17, 2018
Category: Pediatric Visits
Tags: sick child visit  

When your little one isn’t feeling well it’s important that they get the proper medical care.

Dealing with a sick child is one of the worst experiences for a parent. Unfortunately, sickness will happen at some point during their Sick Childchildhood and it’s important that you have pediatricians in West Jordan, UT, who can provide your child with immediate, thorough care to help them feel better quickly.

As you may have gleaned from the name alone, a sick child visit is an appointment you schedule with your pediatrician when your child isn’t feeling well. This is not the same as wellness visits, which are routine and required checkups to protect against illness. Of course, following the proper pediatrician schedule when it comes to routine checkups and immunizations for your little one will certainly reduce the chance for illnesses and the likelihood of an emergency or sudden doctor’s appointment.

Of course, when an illness arises you want a team of children’s doctors in West Jordan who can get you into the office right away and provide the proper diagnostic tools to figure out what’s going on so that a treatment plan can be created. Here at Southwest Children’s Clinic, we take your children’s health seriously. This is why we offer same-day visits for children dealing with a variety of conditions and injuries that may require immediate care.

So, what requires an immediate trip to the pediatrician’s office? This is a great question and one our doctors get a lot. We understand that first-time parents in particular can often err on the side of being overly cautious when it comes to taking their child to the doctor’s. Here are some symptoms and conditions that will require a same-day sick visit:

  • A high fever or a fever that lasts days or doesn’t respond to pain relievers
  • Abdominal pain (pain on the right side could indicate appendicitis)
  • A serious injury/fall/accident
  • Broken bones
  • Trouble swallowing (could indicate an allergic reaction)
  • Headaches with a fever or vomiting
  • Widespread or painful rash

These are just some of the reasons to give your pediatrician a call; however, we believe in parents’ intuition and if you are concerned about any symptoms your child is experiencing then it’s time to call Southwest Children's Clinic in West Jordan, UT, as soon as possible.