Pediatric Urgent Care Services in Downtown Long Beach, CA
Pediatric urgent care can be an excellent option to get your child prompt care and swift relief from symptoms. Reddy Urgent Care offers pediatric urgent care services in Downtown Long Beach, CA. Contact us today for all your urgent care needs or simply walk in. No appointments necessary.
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During your child’s visit, your pediatrician will ask questions based on the circumstances surrounding the visit, at least in part. You can expect different questions if your child is in their office because of an injury or illness. The best practice, however, is to be prepared with your child’s relevant medical history, including family ties, allergies, and medication, especially if they are visiting an urgent care center that is not the same as their primary care provider. Second, it is important to provide details about the nature of the accident, in the case of an injury, or the accompanying symptoms, in the case of an illness. If you are able to provide detailed responses to the questions asked by the attending physician, your child will be treated more accurately. Your child’s attending physician may also ask general health questions about eating habits, sleep habits, energy, mental well-being, and bathroom habits, depending on your child’s needs.
Pediatric urgent care treats a wide range of non-emergency conditions.
Spring and summer are times when allergies are most prevalent. Allergies to food, skin, and respiratory symptoms can be effectively treated at a children’s urgent care clinic.
A common ear infection can easily be treated at an urgent care center. Infants and toddlers have a tendency to get ear infections frequently. Look out for symptoms like tugging on the ears, irritability, and fever. Bacterial ear infections are usually treated with antibiotics.
Bites from insects are common during the summer. Whether it’s a spider tick or another bug bite, your child’s health may be affected. You should take your child to urgent care if swollen red skin, fever, pus, or discoloration appears.
Itchy and sore throats are the result of a bacterial infection called strep throat. The pediatric urgent care can prescribe an antibiotic for your child to help relieve his or her symptoms.
In the event of a sprain or broken bone in your child, there is nothing to be concerned about. Broken bones can commonly be cast and x-rayed at urgent care centers. In contrast, if your child’s neck or back is broken, you should contact 911 right away.
The hand-foot-mouth disease is a viral disease that produces blisters and rashes on the hands, feet, legs, or mouth. A pediatrician should be consulted if the symptoms are serious. Ulcers and sores heal on their own within a few days, so urgent care isn’t necessary.
An allergic reaction, bacterial infection, or viral infection can cause conjunctivitis. You should take your child to an urgent care center as soon as possible since pink eye is highly contagious. In the case of allergic conjunctivitis, antihistamines are prescribed. Your child would receive antibiotic eye drops if the conjunctivitis is bacterial, while viral conjunctivitis would not be treated.
The flu does not require treatment, but if your child becomes dehydrated, you should contact an urgent care clinic. A fluid IV will be given to your child to keep him hydrated. Getting your child and yourself a flu shot is a good idea to be safe.
You can be served by our experienced and knowledgeable pediatricians if you have an adolescent, child, infant, or newborn suffering from acute, fast-track medical issues. Pediatric urgent care services are available to provide quick relief from any acute non-emergency injury or illness.
You should avoid unnecessary trips to the ER for yourself and your child for more reasons than just convenience. It is possible for your child to contract a variety of infections and germs carried by fellow ER visitors during a visit to the ER. Also, emergency room care is typically more expensive than other forms of care. Patients with less severe illnesses will have to wait longer in emergency departments because they are designed to care for the sickest patients first.
The chances are that whatever your child has is not an emergency if he or she can walk, talk, interact, and play.
Reddy Urgent Care offers pediatric urgent care services in downtown Long Beach, CA. We serve patients from Downtown Long Beach CA, Huntington Beach CA, Paramount CA, East Side CA, Bixby Knolls Long Beach CA, and Los Altos CA.