Blog Posts in 2017

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How Can Raw Flour Make Kids Sick?

The danger of contracting foodborne illnesses from raw eggs is why parents warn their kids not to eat unbaked cookie dough. Even raw cookie dough made vegan-style also poses a threat, as raw flour can ...
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Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments for Pediatric Roseola

Roseola, also known as sixth disease or roseola infantum, is a common infection that children usually contract by age two. It's caused by two strains of the herpes virus, and it usually ...
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Is Your Child at Risk of Whooping Cough?

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a bacterial infection that can cause mild symptoms in adults and very severe symptoms in young children. Your child should see an emergency pediatrician right away if ...
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Get the Answers to Your Questions About Heat Exhaustion in Kids

Children are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses than the average adult. They're also less likely to respond appropriately to thirst, overexertion, and hot temperatures. However, every ...
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The Mumps Resurgence: How You Can Protect Your Child

Across the country, mumps has made a comeback, and Texas has seen outbreaks occur. Many of the people who have gotten mumps have been vaccinated, as the protection the vaccine provides lessens over ...
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Keeping Your Child Safe From Foodborne Illnesses

Foodborne illnesses, also sometimes called food poisoning, occur when you eat something that is contaminated, usually with bacteria. This exposure can cause severe nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, and ...
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Help Your Child Stay Calm During an X-Ray

X-rays are an important diagnostic tool, but for kids, they can often be scary. If your child is receiving pediatric urgent care and needs an X-ray, watch this video for help explaining the process, ...
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What Parents Need to Know About the Zika Virus

The Zika virus caused international panic in 2015 and 2016, after a major outbreak and the realization that it can cause serious birth defects. Although the spread of Zika has largely been contained, ...
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Post-Operative Complications in Children

After your child has surgery, the surgeon or nurse will give you a list of potential complications to watch out for. Some of these might require a call to the hospital, while others may require a ...
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Helping Your Child Cope with a Cast

Sports injuries and everyday accidents can easily lead to broken bones. An emergency pediatrician will likely apply a cast to your child's broken limb to keep the bones in place as they heal. ...
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Recognizing Ear Infections in Children

Ear infections are common in young children, and they might not always require medical care. However, it's a good idea to take your child to an emergency pediatrician if his or her symptoms are ...
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Swimming Safety Tips to Remember [INFOGRAPHIC]

Whether it's in a swimming pool, a lake, or the ocean, swimming is a great way to get active. Though swimming is fun for adults and kids alike, it is essential to practice proper safety to help ...
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FAQs and Answers About Pediatric Pinworm Infections

The thought that your child might have a parasitic infection can be distressing, but there are effective treatments available to help your child feel well again. Pinworm infections are among the most ...
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Understanding Croup

Croup can be scary for parents and kids alike. If your child experiences an episode of croup, get him or her to a pediatric urgent care facility for treatment. To find out more about croup, watch this ...
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How to Explain X-Rays to Your Young Child

Getting medical care can be nerve-wracking for kids, especially when they have to undergo a procedure like an X-ray in an urgent care facility. At Pediatrics After Hours, we provide X-ray services for ...
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A Parent's Guide to Foreign Bodies in the Nose

Once kids gain the ability to pick objects up, which is around 9 months of age, they also gain the ability to do things like put them in their mouths, ears, and even up their noses. It's quite ...
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A Closer Look at Greenstick Fractures

Although rare in adults, greenstick fractures are common in kids, whose bones are not yet completely developed. Symptoms for some greenstick fractures are mild, but it's important to get pediatric ...
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Following Up with Your Usual Pediatrician After an Urgent Care Visit

Pediatric urgent care doesn't replace your usual pediatrician. Rather, it is a complement to the care your pediatrician provides. When you visit a clinic for emergency pediatric care, it is ...
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Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Chickenpox

Chickenpox was once a ubiquitous part of childhood, but thanks to a vaccine, it has become less common. However, children still can and do get chickenpox. If you think your child could be infected, ...
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Does Your Child Have Allergies Or Is It a Cold?

When your child is sniffling and sneezing, are allergies or a cold to blame? The best way to get an accurate diagnosis is to visit a pediatric urgent care center, but there are some clues that can ...
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Immediate Steps to Take When a Child Has a Snake Bite

Getting bitten by a snake can be terrifying for kids and parents alike. Although snakes prefer to avoid contact with humans, they will bite if provoked or inadvertently stepped on. If a snake bites ...
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Getting Fast Care for Sports Injuries

When your kids are active on the field, an injury is always a possible outcome. Fortunately, sports injuries don't have to leave your athletes sidelined for long, thanks to urgent care services ...
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The Parent's Guide to Asthma Symptoms

Living with asthma can be tough for kids and parents alike, but fortunately, a good treatment plan and regular check-ups can minimize any complications. There may still be a time, however, when you ...
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What Is Fifth Disease?

Fifth disease is a common childhood illness caused by Parvovirus B19. Although the illness may look serious because of the rash it causes, it generally causes few complications. However, it is always ...
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What to Do When Your Child Has Food Poisoning

Food poisoning can make your little one miserable, thanks to a sudden onset of severe vomiting and diarrhea. Although food poisoning can often be managed at home, in some cases, urgent care is ...
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