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Sick Visit Specialist

Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA

Pediatricians located in Crowfield Plantation, Goose Creek, SC

If your child is ill, medical treatment is sometimes necessary to help them recover quickly. At Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA in Goose Creek, South Carolina, Zoe Pogue, MD, and her experienced team offer same-day sick visits to get your child the immediate care they need to recover. Schedule an appointment with Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA, by phone or book online today.

Sick Visit

What are sick visits?

Sick visits at Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA, are medical exam appointments and possibly diagnostic tests, to determine the reason for their sickness or condition. After doing so, they offer treatments to help your child recover quickly and prevent serious complications.

When should I schedule a sick visit?

Schedule a sick visit any time you’re concerned about your child’s health and well-being. In general, see your child’s pediatrician if they experience:

  • A high fever in young children
  • High fever with other symptoms
  • A persistent fever lasting more than three days
  • Rashes with heavy breathing
  • Persistent throat, head, abdominal, or ear pain
  • A widespread rash
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Unusual symptoms lasting more than three days
  • An injury
  • Signs of a concussion

When in doubt, see the Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA, pediatricians. If you’re unsure if your child requires a medical evaluation, friendly staff can offer advice over the phone.

What happens during sick visits?

During a sick visit, your child’s provider checks their weight, height, temperature, pulse, and blood pressure. They ask about the symptoms your child is experiencing and the medications they take, then review their medical history.

Your child’s pediatrician completes a physical exam, evaluating their ears, eyes, throat, breathing, heartbeat, abdomen, limbs, reflexes, and balance. 

Based on your child’s symptoms and risk factors, the team at Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA, might recommend a nasal or throat swab, blood test, urine test, allergy or asthma tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures.

Which treatments are available?

Your child’s treatment plan depends on the diagnosis and severity of their illness. The Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA, providers may recommend:

At-home care

At-home care often includes getting plenty of rest, drinking a lot of fluids, using breathing treatments when necessary, and taking over-the-counter medicines to relieve symptoms.

Medications

Your child’s doctor can prescribe medications, such as antibiotics, to help them recover from an illness or disease. They may recommend oral medications, allergy treatments, nasal sprays, eye drops, an inhaler, or injections.

Specialist referrals

If your child has a serious or complex illness, their pediatrician can refer them to highly qualified specialists nearby.

The next time your child feels ill and needs symptom relief, schedule a same-day appointment with Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA, by phone or book online today.