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Top 8 Reasons To Take Your Kid To The Doctor

When you’ve got a sick kid at home, it’s sometimes hard to know whether to take your kid to their pediatrician, visit the Emergency Room, urgent care, or just try and care for them at home.

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In This Article:

  • When should you take your child to the pediatrician, the emergency room or urgent care and when is it safe enough to stay home? Listen to their complaints and remember that some symptoms lead to worse complications than others.
  • In many circumstances, fevers, coughing, ongoing pain, abdominal pain, certain rashes, head bumps, abnormal stool and frequent vomiting all usually warrant medical attention.
  • When in doubt, it’s always best to bring your child to a doctor instead of keeping them at home if they’re sick or in pain for any reason.

You know your child best, so trust your instincts. If something is worrying you, don’t hesitate to call your doctor right away.

—Dr. Tina McKenzie