Sick Child Diagnosis and Treatment

Sick Child Diagnosis and Treatment

When your child is sick, you need the expertise and compassion of a pediatrician. Your pediatrician knows how to treat childhood illnesses and injuries and can help your child feel better.

When a child becomes ill, the signs and symptoms can often become more severe than those of an adult. Children’s nasal passages and sinuses are much smaller. That means when your child acquires a virus like a cold or the flu, congestion and breathing difficulties can be severe. Your child may experience:

  • Coughing and wheezing
  • Sneezing and nasal congestion
  • Fever and fatigue

Your pediatrician knows how to help your child recover from an illness and feel better.

Bacterial infections are another common medical condition in children. Eye, ear, tonsil, and throat infections are a frequent occurrence and can cause your child to develop signs and symptoms including:

  • A sore throat
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Painful, draining ears
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Your pediatrician can diagnose the infection and prescribe an antibiotic regimen to eliminate the infection and help your child heal.

If your child has allergies, it can cause a wide range of signs and symptoms, and make your child feel very uncomfortable. When your child has allergies, you may notice that your child is:

  • Sneezing and coughing
  • Having difficulty breathing
  • Having itchy watery eyes
  • Having a scratchy throat

Your pediatrician can perform allergy testing to determine what your child is allergic to, and prescribe medication including allergy shots and sublingual immunotherapy to help your child get relief from allergies.

Pediatric asthma can be scary. When your child can’t breathe, it’s difficult not to panic. Your pediatrician can prescribe short term rescue inhalers and long-term asthma medications to prevent an asthma attack.

You can help prevent childhood illnesses and diseases by scheduling a regular examination appointment with the pediatrician. Your pediatrician can also provide immunizations to help ensure your child is protected against dangerous diseases.

To find out more about sick child diagnosis and treatment and how your pediatrician can help your child feel better, call your pediatrician today.

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Our Address
31 Hall Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Tel: (413) 253-3773
Fax: (413) 256-0215
Email: [email protected]

Please note temporary office hours
during the COVID-19 pandemic

Patient Care Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM: In-office and MyChart Telehealth visits
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM: MyChart Telehealth visits only

Sat-Sun
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: MyChart Telehealth visits only

The COVID-19 situation is ever unfolding. We are dedicated to the safety of our patients and staff. Please refer to our website for updates on this changing situation.

* Please note: It is our policy that we do not approve referral requests for visits to outside urgent care centers during times that our office is open.

Holidays
We are open for urgent visits only on most Holidays. Our office is closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.