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Posts for tag: Illness

By Little Oaks Pediatrics
July 09, 2021
Category: Pediatrics
Tags: Injury   Illness  

How your pediatricians in Raleigh, NC, can help when your child is ill or injured

Immediate care is there when you need it, and this is especially important if your child is ill or injured. The expertise and skills of your immediate care physician are invaluable. You will have peace of mind knowing you are seeing a doctor you can trust.

Dr. Maria Guerra and Dr. Jay Ozturk of Little Oaks Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC, offer comprehensive pediatric medical services, including treatment for illnesses and injuries.

Viruses like colds or the flu are a common problem with children. These easily transmissible conditions are readily passed around in daycare and schools, and your child is vulnerable. A runny nose, nasal congestion, coughing, sneezing, or nausea, and body aches are common signs and symptoms your child may have caught a virus. Your immediate care physician can provide the relief your child needs in the form of medications and other treatments.

Bacterial infections like ear infections, strep throat, or urinary tract infections can all be treated by your immediate care doctor. A high fever, pain, difficulty swallowing, and other symptoms may indicate an infection. Antibiotic medications are often the first line of treatment for infections.

Injuries are another problem that can be treated by your immediate care physician. If your child plays a sport, strained tendons, ligaments, and joints are common. Your child may experience a fractured or broken bone from activity too. Your immediate care physician can provide casts, walking boots, slings, splints, crutches, and other devices to support the injured area so your child can heal.

Asthma and allergies are also frequently treated by your immediate care physician. Allergy testing, injections, and sublingual immunotherapy are excellent treatments for allergies. If your child has asthma, short-term rescue inhalers, and long-term medication therapy are very effective to control asthma symptoms.

Your immediate care physician can help your child enjoy great health. To learn more about how immediate care can help if your child is ill or injured, call Dr. Maria Guerra and Dr. Jay Ozturk of Little Oaks Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC, at (919) 720-4876. Call now!