Sick Child 

for those not-so-happy days

If your child’s condition is life-threatening, please call 911, or the nearest hospital emergency room is the best place for him or her to receive care.
If your child’s condition is not life-threatening or you have ongoing concerns about your child’s physical, emotional, or social development, please call our office to make an appointment. During the appointment, you and your child’s doctor can discuss your concerns and determine the best way to proceed, including referrals to other specialists if needed.

 When to call

 At home care

 Our services

When to call 

What requires a trip to the pediatrician’s office? 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
  • Looks very ill, is unusually drowsy, or is very fussy.
  • Abdominal pain (pain on the right side could indicate appendicitis)
  • A serious injury, fallor accident.
  • Trouble swallowing (could indicate an allergic reaction)
  • Headaches with a fever or vomiting.
  • Widespread or painful rash.
  • Your child still feels sick, once his fever is brought down.
  • Your child seems to be getting worse
  • The fever persists for more than 24 hours in a child younger than two years.
  • The fever persists for more than 3 days in a child 2 years old or older.

At Home Care 

If your child is ill, the best thing to do is to keep them comfortables. Sick children get very tired and need plenty of rest. Unless they are very sick or have to follow doctor’s orders to stay in bed, most young children will not want to. They might feel better on the sofa with a blanket, either way, keep the room well ventilated.
It is essential to monitor your child’s symptoms, including sore throat, earache, cough, rash, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Fluid intake is vital for sick children. In particular, if your infant is missing feedings and producing fewer wet diapers.
Try to give your child time for quiet games, stories, company, and comfort.
In general, you should follow your doctor’s advice on how to keep your child comfortable while he/she is sick.

Other services 

As a primary care doctor’s office, our services include physical exams, vision and hearing screening, and health risk assessments and diagnose and treat acute and chronic disorders. Educating as needed regarding treatment, symptom management, and home care. In case your child needs further expert care, we will give referrals to pediatric specialists when needed and coordinates other services for your children, such MRIs and X-rays. For  doctor’s note, if your child is absent from school or work due to being sick, please ask the front desk, and we happily assist you.

If you are having an emergency, please call 911.

Need an Appointment now?

Call one of our offices to request an appointment

 Spring branch|Beltway 8:

(713) 468-9000
(832) 770-9022

Fax Beltway 8:

(832) 672-7328

Fax Spring Branch:

(713) 468-9002

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