How your pediatricians in Fort Wayne, IN, can help your child stay healthy
When you have a child, it’s natural to have a lot of questions, and your pediatrician has the answers. Your pediatrician can help your child feel better and recover more quickly from an illness or injury.
The pediatricians at Pediatric Associates Inc., in Fort Wayne IN, provide comprehensive medical care for children and can help your child stay healthy.
Some illnesses will go away without treatment. Others require the expertise of your pediatrician. If your child is ill and you don’t know what to do, calling your pediatrician for advice is your best choice.
There are also some definite issues which should be treated by a pediatrician. If your child has a fever, it could be an indicator of a viral or bacterial infection. You should see the pediatrician if your child has a fever that has:
- Lasted longer than 2 days
- Exceeded 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, and your child is under 2 months old
- Reached 104 degrees Fahrenheit, and your child is 2 months or older
Other signs and symptoms which should be seen by a pediatrician include:
- Red, itchy ears or eyes
- Problems swallowing
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Chronic coughing and wheezing
- Frequent nausea and vomiting
- A persistent skin rash
- Frequent diarrhea and constipation
- Chronic abdominal or chest pain
If your child has experienced an injury or accident, your child should be seen by a pediatrician if you notice:
- Severe bruising
- Severe pain with movement
- Severe inflammation and swelling
- Strained or sprained muscles, ligaments, or tendons
- Dislocated or fractured bones
There are also some instances where emergency care is needed. You should seek out emergency services if your child is experiencing:
- Severe, labored breathing
- An anaphylactic allergic reaction
- Severe chest or abdominal pain
To learn more about when to visit your pediatrician, and how your pediatrician can help your child stay healthy, call the pediatricians at Pediatric Associates Inc., in Fort Wayne IN. You can reach them in the office by calling (260) 436-3789, so call now.