With locations in Dallas, Plano, Garland and Arlington, Pediatrics After Hours is an urgent care pediatric facility established to provide for your ill child after regular business hours.
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Dallas: (214) 363-7242 Plano: (972) 618-2493 Garland: (214) 919-3170 Arlington: (817) 701-4050

Taking Care of a Cast

Sometimes bones get broken from a sports injury or other type of accident. Casts keep bones in place so they can heal. A cast is usually made of several layers, including padding and plaster or fiberglass. Watch this video for some tips on taking care of your cast.

Call the doctor or urgent care center if the cast gets wet or cracked. If the cast feels too tight, or if the injured body part feels tingly or turns blue or white in color, call a doctor or emergency pediatrician right away. Pediatric After Hours has four locations in the DFW area and specializes in pediatric urgent care serving the DFW area. To reach us, call (214) 363-7242.

Helping Your Kids Overcome Immunization Anxiety

It is crucial that your child receive the appropriate immunizations from his pediatrician in a timely manner. Unfortunately, many children are afraid of immunizations, and will resist visiting their pediatrician. You can help your child overcome his anxiety and fear of immunizations by being an active participant before, during, and after his visit to the pediatrician.

Before you take your child to the pediatrician for an immunization, carefully explain to him what he can expect. Do not lie to him, but remain calm and soothing while you give your explanation. When you’re at the pediatrician’s office, you can distract your child when it is time for his shot by playing videos or music. After the immunization, offer your child praise for being brave and grown up. You can even give him a small reward for being a good sport.

If your child is in need of immunizations near the DFW area, come see us at Pediatric After Hours. We offer limited immunizations at each of our four convenient pediatric urgent care facilities, and provide pediatric recommendations for further immunizations. To learn more about our after hours pediatric care, call us today at (214) 363-7242.

Get the Facts About Fevers in Kids

When your child is suffering from a fever, it can sometimes be difficult to determine if he needs pediatric urgent care, or if he just has a minor illness. As your learn more about the causes and warning signs for fevers in children, it will become more obvious when you need to seek after hours pediatric care. Here are some important facts about fevers in children.

Common Causes of Fever in Kids

A fever is a symptom of an underlying illness or infection that the body is trying to fight off. While a mild fever isn’t dangerous, extremely high fevers can cause serious medical problems, and require immediate treatment at a pediatric urgent care facility. The most common causes of fever in children are colds, gastroenteritis, ear infections, strep throat, and the flu. Less common causes of fever are cancer, side effects from medication, blood clots, autoimmune disorders, or hormone disorders.

When to Seek Emergency Pediatric Care

It is crucial that you seek emergency pediatric care at an ER for kids if your child has a fever of 104 degrees or higher. You should visit an urgent care for kids if your child has a fever accompanied by a rash, sore throat, headache, stiff neck, or earache. If your child has a seizure, looks or acts very sick, acts extremely drowsy or fussy, or suffers from a weakened immune system or another pre-existing health condition, you should seek after hours pediatric care as soon as possible.

How to Treat Minor Fevers at Home

If you aren’t sure whether a fever merits a trip to urgent care, you should contact your child’s pediatrician for advice. If he advises you to treat your child’s fever at home, you can use acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen.

If you’re looking for an emergency pediatrician in the DFW area, visit us at Pediatrics After Hours urgent care. We have four convenient locations offering comprehensive pediatric urgent care services, as well as immunizations. To learn more about our urgent care facility and services, call us today at (214) 363-7242.

Teaching Your Kids About Food Safety

If your child suffers from severe or prolonged vomiting and diarrhea after eating, he might have food poisoning. Severe food poisoning can be dangerous, and may warrant a trip to pediatric urgent care or an after hours pediatrician.

Watch this video to learn how to prevent food poisoning in children by teaching your kids about food safety. This short cartoon can help your child recognize the dangers in eating spoiled or improperly prepared food.

If your child is exhibiting signs of severe food poisoning, bring him to one of our Pediatric After Hours urgent care facilities serving the DFW area. Our experienced emergency pediatricians provide comprehensive urgent care for kids. To learn more about our pediatric urgent care, call us today at (214) 363-7242.

What Are the Symptoms of Bronchitis in Children?

Bronchitis is a respiratory condition that results when the lining of the airway becomes inflamed. Bronchitis typically occurs in conjunction with cold symptoms or another respiratory infection. You should become familiar with these common symptoms of bronchitis in children so that you will know if your child needs to see a pediatrician or visit an urgent care facility for treatment.

Common Cold Symptoms

Bronchitis often occurs along with a cold, or immediately after a cold. If your child exhibits common cold symptoms along with other symptoms of bronchitis, he should visit his pediatrician or pediatric urgent care for diagnosis and treatment. The cold symptoms that you should be on the lookout for include a runny nose, sore throat, a mild fever, and a cough. In rare cases, these symptoms may include chills, back pain, and muscle pain.

A Changing Cough and Shortness of Breath

If your child has bronchitis, his cough will change or evolve over time. It may initially begin as a dry cough, and then develop into a wet or wheezing cough. This cough can cause pain in the throat or upper chest. Very young children may gag or vomit after prolonged periods of coughing. Your child may experience mild wheezing and shortness of breath that is exacerbated by coughing or exercise. If your child is having significant difficulty breathing, you should visit a pediatric urgent care facility immediately.

General Discomfort and Fatigue

In addition to the other symptoms discussed, your child may also feel generally unwell and tired. He may seem disinterested in activities that he usually enjoys, and he may sleep more than normal. Your child’s pediatrician can perform a physical exam and chest x-ray to determine if he has bronchitis.

If you’re looking for an after hours pediatrician serving the DFW area, come see us at Pediatric After Hours at any of our four locations. Our state of the art urgent care facility provides valuable after hours services for children when their regular pediatrician’s office is closed. To learn more about our emergency pediatric services, call us today at (214) 363-7242.

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