It can be stressful if your child is not feeling well; however, even if this is the first time your child has gotten sick it’s important not to panic. After all, you have options. We know that it can be difficult to figure out whether to just monitor your child’s symptoms to see if they improve, or bring them in to see their pediatrician right away. Here’s when you may want to visit our pediatricians Dr. Jag Ambwani, Dr. Dolly Ubhrani and Dr. Nancy Zuker at Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL and serving the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Maitland areas.
When to Seek Pediatric Urgent Care
Our children’s doctors make it possible for kids of all ages to get the care they need to treat non-life threatening injuries and illnesses without having to make an unnecessary trip to the hospital. Our clinic offers urgent care services where patients can walk right into our office during business hours without an appointment and get treated.
We can treat a host of problems including,
- Asthma or allergies
- Ear infection
- Abdominal pain
- Tonsillitis or strep throat
- Sprains and other sports injuries
- Respiratory infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Symptoms associated with chronic health issues
- Burns and lacerations
- Abscesses and skin infections
Just as it’s important to know when to come into our office immediately for care it’s just as important to understand when you need to go to your nearest emergency room for more advanced and specialized treatment. An emergency room will be able to handle potentially life-threatening and serious conditions. It’s time to head to the ER or call 911 if,
- There is something blocking your child’s airways
- If your child’s fever is accompanied by difficulty breathing, seizures, confusion or vomiting
- They are wheezing or having trouble breathing
- Your child seems disoriented, lethargic or doesn’t respond to noise or visual stimulation
Longwood Pediatrics in Lake Mary, FL and serving the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Maitland areas, wants to make sure that your child gets the proper care they need when time is of the essence. Call our office today or just walk into our office and one of our pediatricians will provide your child with the care they require as soon as possible.