Find out if your child’s symptoms or conditions warrant an emergency trip to our office.
The health of your child is more important to you than anything. Of course, you aren’t always sure if your child’s sickness or injury warrants a sudden and unexpected trip to see our Oak Lawn, IL, pediatrician, Dr. Ayman Rawda, or if you should just wait it out. You want to take all the safety precautions possible but you don’t want to make an unnecessary trip to the office.
When should your child come into our Oak Lawn immediate care office for treatment? While those little bruises and cuts may not necessarily mean that you should come in for medical care there are certain conditions and symptoms that should be addressed right away. Certain symptoms that should be checked out immediately include:
- A severe sore throat
- Stomach pain or other problems
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Ear pain
Of course, it’s also important that you bring your child in right away if they have a high fever (or if any child under 2 months old develops a fever), if there is a widespread rash, if there is a lot of blood in their stool, if they have a wound or cut that is large enough that it might need stitches, or if they’ve been diagnosed with any pre-existing medical conditions that could become serious.
Other health conditions that may warrant urgent pediatric care include:
- Asthma and allergies
- Respiratory infections
- Bacterial or viral infections
- Strep throat
- Urinary tract infection
- Pneumonia and bronchitis
- Sports-related injuries (e.g. sprains; concussions)
Since problems can occur anytime during the day or night it’s important that those around your child, from their teachers to even their babysitter, understand your child’s background and health. Be sure to let them know what health problems they may have and what actions they should take should your child display any symptoms or issues during the day.
Pediatrics on Demand in Oak Lawn, IL, is here for your child whenever they require care. We know that accidents and illnesses happen when you least expect it. Shouldn’t your child get the very best medical care when this happens? We think so, too!