Does your child require a sick visit appointment?
Having a sick child can be a stressful experience. Your child may be having a hard time sleeping, feeling uncomfortable, dealing with pain, and concerned about missing school. You may be wondering if it is time to call the doctor. If you have a sick child at home, please call our office and talk to one of our nurses for advice and recommendations for making your child more comfortable.
Sometimes, you may find it difficult to decide when to bring your child in for a sick visit or when to just treat your child’s symptoms at home.
Typical symptoms that may require an in office sick visit appointment:
- Fever in a child under three months old
- Severe headache or a stiff neck
- Changes in breathing patterns, especially any trouble breathing
- Changes in skin color, such as looking very pale, reddish, or bluish
- Child refuses to drink fluids or stops urinating
- Severe or persistent vomiting
- High fever or persistent fever that lasts more than three days in a row
- Child is unusually quiet and inactive
- Signs of extreme irritability or pain
- Pain or pressure in the chest or stomach
- Widespread rash
- Flu-like symptoms improve but then get worse