When to Seek Emergency Pediatric Care
Taking your child to the pediatrician for a good children's visit should be routine, but sometimes unexpected things happen, and your child may need emergency pediatric services. The Children’s Clinic La Jolla in La Jolla, CA, offers an array of services off-hours for parents seeking emergency assistance.
When should I take my child to the emergency pediatrician?
Children often get sick as their immune systems adjust to the world in which they live. However, if your youth experiences high fever, severe vomiting, excessive fatigue, pain, or any combination of these symptoms, it would be best to take your little one to the emergency pediatrician.
Falls, accidents, and other trauma could be enough to warrant emergency medical attention. Excessive bleeding, broken bones, severe discoloration, and swelling are all signs that your youngster could benefit from seeing a doctor as soon as possible. Sprains and other injuries are great reasons to see the doctor.
Poisoning and allergies
Swallowing foreign objects or liquids requires immediate medical attention. Many children have asthma and other allergic conditions. Taking your child to the emergency pediatrician is prudent when you do not have an Epi-pen handy, or the emergency puffer is not working. Children also tend to react more severely to things like poison oak and may need emergency services.
If you find that your child is experiencing a seizure, get them to an emergency doctor as soon as possible. Even if the symptoms have stopped, getting him or her examined is prudent so that you know what to do next time the same symptoms arise.
When in doubt, call us. There may be some circumstances you may be unsure of and maybe need emergency help. For empathetic, professional emergency pediatric care for your child, come to The Children’s Clinic La Jolla in La Jolla, CA. Contact us at (858) 459-KIDS (5437).