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Sick child

The doctors on Heal can diagnose and treat a number of ailments that commonly afflict children. During the first few years of life, children tend to get sick a lot as their bodies are still developing immunity to infections. Additionally, when children enter day care or school, they are exposed to other children, and thus other potential infections. Children often use their hands to wipe their eyes and mouths and will then touch their toys and other children, which increases their risk of contracting infections.

There are a number of preventive measures you can take to help reduce the risk of your child contracting a disease, including:

  • Teaching children about good hygiene, including regular hand washing
  • Making sure food is handled and store properly
  • Keeping your home clean, including the kitchen area, toilets, and sinks
  • Sanitizing your child’s toys, especially when they come into contact with other children
  • Ensuring your child does not have prolonged contact with adults or children who aren’t immunized
  • Making sure your child gets their annual flu shot starting at age 6 months

Even with these preventive measures, kids get sick. Heal house calls can help with a number of common childhood illnesses, including:

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Croup
  • Ear infection
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Hand, foot, & mouth disease
  • Lice
  • Pinworms
  • Sinus Infection
  • Strep throat
  • Rashes
  • Respiratory infections (including the common cold and influenza)
  • RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus)

Because symptoms of many common childhood illnesses can indicate a number of conditions, it’s important to seek medical attention if your child is feeling sick, especially if they are under five years of age. A doctor can perform a complete, thorough examination, including a full check of your child’s ears, nose, and throat, and determine an accurate diagnosis and ensure proper treatment.

After an examination, your child’s doctor will provide a comprehensive treatment plan and tips for managing pain and other symptoms. If the doctor deems it necessary, in some cases they may prescribe antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, which they can send electronically to your preferred pharmacy.

If your child is suffering from symptoms of a common childhood illness, book a house call with a licensed primary care doctor on Heal, and help your little one start to feel better, sooner.