When To See a Pediatrician

How your pediatrician in Nashville, TN, can help your child

Your child is precious, which is why you need to safeguard your child’s health. Your pediatrician is an expert at diagnosis and treatment of children’s medical issues, so your child can feel better. The pediatricians at Pediatric Associates of Davidson County in Nashville, TN, provide comprehensive medical services for children.

When your child is ill, you may be wondering if the illness will go away by itself. Some viruses, like a cold or the flu may go away on their own. If your child has a fever, it can indicate an infection, which will typically need treatment.

If you are in doubt about whether your child needs to visit a pediatrician, give your pediatrician a call for some expert advice. These are some of the reasons why you should bring your child in to see a pediatrician:

  • If your child has a fever for longer than 2 days
  • Your child’s fever exceeds 100.4 degrees, and your child is under 2 months old
  • Your child’s fever has reached 104 degrees Fahrenheit, and your child is 2 months or older

You should also bring your child to visit the pediatrician if your child is suffering from:

  • Red, itchy ears or eyes
  • Problems swallowing
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chronic coughing and wheezing
  • Frequent nausea and vomiting
  • A persistent skin rash
  • Frequent diarrhea and constipation
  • Chronic abdominal or chest pain

Injuries and accidents are also a common problem for children. Your child should see a pediatrician if you notice your child has:

  • Severe bruising
  • Severe pain with movement
  • Severe inflammation and swelling
  • Strained or sprained muscles, ligaments, or tendons
  • Dislocated or fractured bones

Your child may need emergency medical care, especially if your child is experiencing:

  • Severe, labored breathing
  • An anaphylactic allergic reaction
  • Severe chest or abdominal pain

To find out more about when to see a pediatrician and how a pediatrician can help your child, call the pediatricians at Pediatric Associates of Davidson County in Nashville, TN. You can reach them in the office by calling (615) 329-3595, so call now.

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