You’ve noticed that your child is sneezing and coughing and running a fever. It can be easy to worry about your child’s health and wonder if you should take them in for a sick visit. While sickness in kids is normal and the average child gets 12 colds and 7-8 infections a year, it’s important to note that you can’t be too careful when it comes to the health of your child.
For this reason, Nauman Ahmad, MD, FAAP, and the rest of our team at Pediatrician Specialty Practices in Federal Way, Washington, offer same-day sick visits for your child. Here’s why you should always consider bringing in your child for a sick visit with us.
Reasons why sick visits are so important
While there are lots of great reasons to take your child in for a sick visit, here are five important ones:
1. Physical evaluation
At your child’s sick visit, Dr. Ahmad performs a physical evaluation and checks all of your child’s vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature, and pulse. All of these things can help Dr. Ahmad get a better understanding of your child’s illness.
2. Proper diagnosis
Even if you think you know what sickness your child is dealing with, Dr. Ahmad can perform tests like nasal and throat swabs, urine tests, blood tests, or allergy tests in order to properly diagnose the illness.
3. Effective treatment plan
If your child has a proper diagnosis, Dr. Ahmad will customize a treatment plan that will best suit your child and their health needs. Treatment can include rest and fluids, over-the-counter and prescription medications, injections, or referrals to appropriate specialists.
4. Jump start recovery
Dr. Ahmad starts the treatment plan right away to speed up the recovery process and get your child back to their normal routine as quickly as possible.
5. Better safe than sorry
You can never be too careful with your child’s health. If you don’t know if you should bring your child in or not, don’t hesitate to contact our team to see if your child would benefit from a sick visit.
If you’ve noticed that your child has a high fever, a cough, runny nose, or any other symptoms of a severe illness, don’t hesitate to contact us to have your child seen by Dr. Ahmad and our expert pediatric team.
To schedule an appointment with us, call our office located in Federal Way, Washington, at 253-785-3388 or use our online booking tool today.