Sick Child Visits – Pediatric Care in Lewes, Delaware

When Should I Take My Child to the Doctor?

As a parent, it’s heartbreaking and worrisome when your little one doesn’t feel well. You know your child better than anyone else, and you may be able to tell they aren’t feeling well before they tell you they are hurting. Children get sick more often because they haven’t yet built up an immunity to many strains of viruses and bacteria. Some children can get up to ten colds a year, and it is considered perfectly normal. However, it can be tough to determine whether your child needs to see a doctor.

If your child is experiencing fevers, vomiting, ear pain, cold symptoms, sore throat it’s important to see a pediatrician as soon as possible. These symptoms are usually signs of non-urgent issues that can be handled during office hours. Be sure to tell your child’s doctor about any preexisting conditions like allergies and asthma. 

When to Seek Emergency Medical Care for Your Child

If your child shows any of the following symptoms, do not ignore them. Seek medical attention immediately. 

  • Trauma including broken bones, deep wounds, heavy bleeding, head injuries, eye injuries
  • Fever over 105
  • Bloody vomit or stool 
  • Dehydration symptoms 
  • Severe or worsening stomach pain
  • Severe or worsening skin rash
  • Difficulty breathing

Pediatricians You Can Trust

At Atracare, Dr. Maria Childers and Dr. Katherine Lewis provide quality care for children in the Lewes area every day. Dr. Childers was recently awarded Best of Delaware for 2021. She is well-known for being a warm, friendly, and kind pediatrician who really knows how to connect with children. With her several decades of experience, she is able to accurately diagnose childhood illnesses and provide you with the information you need to help your child feel better after you leave the doctor’s office. 

Sick Child Visits at Atracare Health

If your child is under the weather, you can make an appointment with one of the pediatricians at Atracare so they can get the care and medications they need to feel better. Atracare is your premier partner in pediatric healthcare, and we use modern medicine and technology to make it easy for you and your family to stay healthy. To schedule an appointment for your sick child, simply text us, book on our website, or call our office. We have Spanish-speaking staff members available to help you if needed. Atracare also offers self-pay pricing if you don’t have insurance or owe a deductible. 

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