Acute / Sick Visits

Sick visits can help diagnose and treat sickness in children, specifically acute illnesses such as common colds and cases of flu. They can be used to treat a variety of symptoms, such as rashes, sore throats, fevers, and ear infections. Our pediatricians at Aeris Pediatrics can help provide quick and efficient treatment to help your child get better.

What Does A Sick Visit Include?

Sick visits allow us to see your child immediately, especially if they are experiencing symptoms that cannot be treated with over-the-counter medications. While most children can rest and heal at home, some cases of illness may need some extra attention from a pediatrician to treat.

It’s essential to bring your child to a pediatrician, even if they have a mild cold. For newborns and infants, scheduling a sick visit with your pediatrician can help diagnose acute or chronic health conditions early on in their lives, help keep track of symptoms as they grow older, and provide them with preventative treatments such as vaccines to keep their medical history up to date. Sick visits are an excellent way to be proactive with your child’s health and keep an eye on unusual or abnormal symptoms.

Keeping an eye on your child’s symptoms when they’re sick is essential for their health.

When considering a sick visit, here’s a list of symptoms that should be brought to our attention:

High fever in children younger than a year old
High fever in children older than a year old alongside other symptoms such as vomiting, rashes, confusion, headache, or stiff neck
High fever or persistent fever lasting more than three days
Widespread rashes across the body
Rashes that appear like chicken pox (small blisters)
Rashes alongside heavy breathing
Vomiting and Diarrhea
Any abnormal symptoms lasting longer than three days
Persistent pain, such as stomachaches, sore throats, headaches, or an earaches

During their appointment, our pediatricians will inquire about your child’s symptoms, medical history, and other questions to diagnose your child’s illness. Followed up by a physical exam, such as taking your child’s temperature and listening to their lungs and heart, our team will work with you to treat your child’s illness and help them feel better, including lab tests and urine tests if needed.

Schedule a Sick Visit At Aeris Pediatrics

When your child is sick, call our office in Twin Falls, ID, to schedule a sick visit ahead of time so we can see you as quickly as possible. We make every effort to schedule appointments for ill children the same day you call us, but it is recommended that you call a day ahead of time to ensure a quick visit. Always trust your instincts when it comes to your children, and trust us to provide your child with the treatments to help them get healthy.

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Our main goal is to provide childhood disease prevention, screening/early detection of illnesses and appropriate developmental guidance while always keeping in mind medical advances and changing lifestyles. We look forward to assisting you with the rewarding yet challenging adventures of caring for your children as they grow into healthy adulthood.