Blog Posts in 2017

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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What to Expect if Your Child Needs to Be Admitted to the Hospital

When you bring your child to Pediatrics After Hours, we may sometimes determine that he or she needs to be treated in a hospital. If this happens, we will facilitate the process and help make the ...
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What Are the Signs of a Strep Infection?

Strep throat is an extremely common infection in children, especially in the late fall and early spring. It can be easily and quickly diagnosed in a pediatric urgent care center through a simple ...
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What Are the Symptoms of Swine Flu in Infants?

Swine flu, as with any strain of influenza, can be dangerous for infants, so it's important for parents to know the signs so that they can get their baby to an emergency pediatrics provider as ...
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Keeping Kids Comfortable when They Have Cold Symptoms

Cold symptoms are tough to manage at any age, but for kids, they can really be miserable. If you think your child has a cold, start by taking him or her to an after hours pediatrician to get an ...
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Why Going to a Pediatric Urgent Care Matters

When your child is sick, you want to get her the care she needs as soon as possible so she can feel better and get back to her regular routine. Visiting a pediatric urgent care center is the best way ...
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Understanding Anaphylaxis

Parents with children who have allergies already know how dangerous it can be for children to come into contact with their allergens. Exposure to these allergens might require a trip to a pediatric ...
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Kids and Fevers 101

No parent wants to see their child suffering, which is why fevers can be a scary experience. Knowing what causes fevers and when your child should visit an urgent care center can help you stay calm ...
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What Are Some Common Reasons for Sore Throats in Kids?

Is your child dealing with a sore throat? This symptom can be caused by a variety of conditions and elements, so it is important to know when you can care for your child at home and when it is time to ...
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