Sick Visits

When your child is sick, we’ll do everything we can to help him/her feel better

Who likes being sick? Nobody, least of all your child. When a cold or a persistent cough or fever is making your child feel lousy, we want to see him/her in our office, or at least talk with you by phone to evaluate the seriousness of the illness and determine the best course of treatment.

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, the most common ailments we see are:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Vomiting
  • Sports injury (including concussion)

Typically these can be treated with antibiotics, prescription or over-the-counter medicines, or rest, but in some cases, they are the symptoms of a serious illness or injury and require more advanced treatment. If you’re not sure of the extent of your child’s illness or injury, we always recommend bringing your child in to see your pediatrician.

Serious symptoms you should not ignore

Runny nose, sore throat, stomach ache…while these are common complaints of childhood and can make your child feel pretty bad, they most likely can be treated at home with over-the-counter remedies. However, if your child develops an extremely high fever or a fever that lasts more than 48-72 hours, a crashing headache that won’t go away, a persistent stiff neck, a widespread rash or a severe stomach bug, contact your pediatrician right away.

To learn more about your child’s injuries and emergencies

For the American Academy of Pediatrics A-Z list of emergencies (when a severe injury or illness is threatening your child’s life or may cause permanent harm and when emergency medical treatment is needed immediately), please click here.

Count on us for information and advice to help your child grow up healthy and happy

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Whether you’re a parent-to-be, a new parent or an experienced mom or dad with years of child-rearing under your belt, rest assured. We’ve got years and years of experience helping parents take care of their children, sick or well, newborns to young adults, and we’re ready to help you with yours.

To learn about all the services we offer here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, CLICK HERE.

And please contact us to discuss any of these topics. Whenever, wherever you need us, we’re here for you.