Children tend to get sick more frequently than adults. This is because their immune systems aren’t as strong and they have more opportunities to come into contact with others who are sick if they attend school or daycare. When your child does get sick, it can be hard to tell if it’s a mild cold that they’ll get over quickly or signs of a more serious illness. Either way, as a parent, you don’t want to take risks when it comes to the health and safety of your child, so it’s best to consult with a pediatrician right away.

Symptoms

Sometimes it’s difficult to tell what’s wrong with your child, especially if they are very young and aren’t able to articulate what they are feeling. If you have a child that is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, we can help determine what may be the cause and suggest the best treatment.

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Cough

In addition to treating colds, flu, and other infections, we also help children who are suffering from earaches, respiratory viruses, and asthma. Keep in mind that we also offer minor emergency care for slightly more serious conditions.

Know When To Go To The Emergency Room

Although our pediatric clinic can handle many common illnesses and ailments, if your child’s condition is life-threatening, you should go to the emergency room immediately. Some examples of life-threatening conditions include seizures, a high fever that doesn’t go away with medicine, loss of consciousness, difficulty breathing, and severe allergic reactions.

Contact River Valley Pediatrics For Pediatric Care

Get your child the care they need to feel better at River Valley Pediatrics in New Braunfels. We love children and are dedicated to doing all that we can to ensure that they grow up to be strong and healthy. We not only offer medical treatment during times of illness, but we also provide well-care visits, immunizations, minor emergency care, and continuity of care for chronic illnesses. If you’re looking for a pediatrician that will be there for your child from birth to adulthood, contact our office today.


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