Urgent Care for Kids

Urgent Care for Kids, with locations just north of Dallas, TX in both Keller and Colleyville, is not intended for life-threatening emergencies, but is absolutely ideal for minor illnesses and injuries. So how do you know the difference between an urgent situation and an emergency? When you know your child needs some kind of medical attention and you can’t wait until your doctor’s office opens, should you go to the ER or to Urgent Care for Kids?

Urgent Care for Kids is specifically designed to take the place of your normal pediatrician when he or she is unavailable or their office is closed. So any problem that would normally prompt you to call your doctor can be handled by Urgent Care for Kids. The most important factor to consider is whether or not the situation is life-threatening. If you are unsure or can’t tell, treat it like an emergency and high-tail it to the ER. The safest bet is always to call 911.

Some of the most common conditions that can be treated at Urgent Care for Kids include:
• Ear infections
• Dehydration
• Diarrhea
• Sore throats
• Minor burns
• Minor asthma
• Sprains or minor pains
• Small cuts
• Fractures or broken bones that are not crooked and do not cause severe pain

As a general rule, a trip to the ER is warranted whenever the problem needs immediate attention. If whatever it is seems to be getting worse, or if you think surgery or any kind of specialty care may be required, the ER is the place to go. Some common situations that require emergency care include:
• Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
• Blue or purple lips, skin or fingernails
• Chest or stomach pain or pressure
• Seizures
• Animal, snake or human bites
• Severe bleeding or burns
• Head, spinal cord or eye injuries
• Infants under 2 months of age with a fever
• Signs of sever allergic reaction such as hives; swelling of the face, lips, eyes or tongue; fainting or trouble breathing
• Uncontrolled pain
• Head injury with any loss of consciousness, or a failure to return to normal functioning, dizziness, trouble walking, etc.

No matter what the situation, your child’s health is extremely important. It’s always good to have access to as much information as possible, and Urgent Care for Kids is an excellent resource. If you have more questions about the health of your children or would like to learn more about Urgent Care for Kids, visit urgentcarekids.com or call 817-789-4877.

This article was originally posted on Directory.Leadmaverick.com.


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