How your pediatricians in Kaufman, TX, can help when your child is ill
When you have a child, you need to find out everything you can about protecting your child’s health. Childhood illnesses are a common problem, and you need to know when to take your child to visit the pediatrician. Pediatrician Dr. C. Turner Lewis and our pediatric providers at Children’s Medical Clinics in Kaufman, TX, provide a wide range of medical services, including diagnosis and treatment of childhood illnesses.
Your child is exposed to viruses and bacteria every day. The viruses and bacteria can cause illness and make your child miserable. Some illnesses can be effectively treated at home, but sometimes, you need expert help from your pediatrician.
You should bring your child in for a visit with the pediatrician if your child has:
- A fever that has lasted longer than 2 days
- A fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit for children under 2 months
- A fever of at least 104 degrees Fahrenheit in older children
Having a fever is one of the first signs of a bacterial or viral infection. Your pediatrician can prescribe an antibiotic or antiviral medication to kill the bacteria or virus causing the infection.
Common infections which need to be treated by your pediatrician include:
- Strep throat
- Ear infections
- Eye infections, including pink eye
- Skin infections
There are other conditions that indicate your child needs a pediatric visit. Bring your child to see the pediatrician if your child is experiencing:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Nausea and vomiting
- Diarrhea and constipation
- Abdominal pain
Other common conditions which should be treated by a pediatrician include:
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies and asthma
- Rashes and other skin irritations
- Fractured or broken bones
- Injuries from an accident or sport
Your pediatrician can help your child recover from an illness. To find out more about the management and treatment of childhood illnesses and when to visit your pediatrician, call the pediatric providers of Children’s Medical Clinics in Kaufman, TX, at (972) 932-1319. Call today. Our practice also serves these counties: Dallas, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall, Wood, and Van Zandt.