Despite having a strong immune system, your child is bound to get sick every now and then. When they do, you can trust the expert pediatricians at Bright Futures Pediatrics in Las Vegas, Nevada, with your child’s care. They offer sick visits and a wide array of treatments to help your child feel better as quickly as possible. Call to schedule an appointment at the Southwest or Centennial Hills office or book an appointment online today.

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What are sick visits?

Sick visits at Bright Futures Pediatrics include medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, diseases, and injuries. The next time your child feels ill or experiences new or unusual symptoms, the pediatric specialists can provide an evaluation to pinpoint your child’s problem and get them the care and relief they need.

When should I schedule a sick visit for my child?

Consider scheduling a same-day sick visit for your child if they experience any of the following symptoms:

  • A high fever
  • A long-lasting fever
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Nasal congestion or cough
  • Hives or a rash
  • A sore throat or white spots on the throat
  • An earache
  • Vomiting or diarrhea

If your child has a minor injury, such as a burn, cut, or sprain, they can come in for a sick visit.

If you’re unsure if your child requires a medical evaluation, call the friendly staff at Bright Futures Pediatrics. They can answer questions you may have about your child’s health.

What happens during a sick visit?

When your child arrives at Bright Futures Pediatrics for a sick visit, they’re greeted by compassionate, welcoming staff. A nurse checks your child’s weight, blood pressure, pulse, and temperature.

The provider asks questions about your child’s symptoms and medical history. Be prepared to tell the pediatrician as much detail as possible about your child’s symptoms, how long ago they started, and what you’ve done at home to care for your child so far.

The doctor examines your child to evaluate whatever part of their body is affected and completes an overall physical examination.

How does a pediatrician diagnose my child’s condition?

Based on results from a physical examination and medical history review, your Bright Futures Pediatrics pediatrician might recommend your child undergo:

  • Throat or nasal swab
  • Urine testing
  • Blood tests
  • Allergy testing
  • Asthma tests

If imaging tests, like X-rays or an ultrasound, are needed, the pediatrician can order them for you. When your child’s provider receives test results, they review treatment options with you.

What are my child’s treatment options?

Treatment depends entirely on your child’s diagnosis. For example, for a cold or flu, your child’s pediatrician might recommend they take over-the-counter medicines, get plenty of rest, and drink fluids. For certain infections, they may prescribe medications. If your child has asthma, they may prescribe an inhaler or suggest getting them tested for allergies.

When your child has a minor injury or illness, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Bright Futures Pediatrics. Schedule a same-day sick visit by phone or book one online today.