The pediatrician is booked and can’t squeeze you in, but your child needs medical attention. Or the office is closed because it’s after hours or a holiday. There’s no need to wait or go to a hospital emergency room instead. HealthMed can be your pediatrician whenever your regular one is booked up with appointments or closed. Our clinicians are experienced in diagnosing and treating both acute (sudden onset) and chronic (recurrent, ongoing) illness and injury and trained in Basic and Advanced Life Support.
We treat a wide variety of non-life-threatening illness and injuries in children 2 years old and above, including:
Allergies are an overreaction of the body’s immune system to normally harmless foreign substances (“allergens”) that are breathed in, eaten, or come into contact with the skin or eyes. Kids aren’t born with allergies, but they can inherit the tendency to develop them.
Allergy shots, or allergen-immunotherapy (injections of gradually increasing doses of an allergen), can help your child’s immune system develop a tolerance for certain allergens. Besides decreasing symptoms of existing allergies, allergy shots may prevent new ones from developing.
Vaccination (or immunization), on the other hand, is administration of a dead or weakened form of a virus or bacteria (usually by injection) to prepare the immune system to fight a future infection. The effectiveness of vaccination may be improved by repeat injections or “boosters.”
Though fever in toddlers and children can be alarming, in an otherwise healthy child, it usually means his or her immune system is working the way it should and is fighting off a viral or bacterial infection. Other causes of fever in children include certain medications, illicit drugs, illnesses related to heat exposure, allergies, and autoimmune conditions like Crohn’s disease or colitis. In children and in toddlers, fever is typically accompanied by other symptoms like dehydration that may require medical evaluation.
In most cases in toddlers and children, fever can be observed and/or treated at home. Medical screening may be advisable in the following situations:
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