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    Teach Your Kids These Hand Washing Tips

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Germs spread easily, especially through the hands. Anything from a pencil to a doorknob could be teeming with germs that might cause an illness.

    Washing your hands before eating or preparing food and after using the toilet can help you avoid these germs. Put your hands underneath warm running water and lather with soap for about twenty seconds. Make sure to scrub between the fingers, around the nails, and up the wrists. Check out this video to learn more.

    If your child has not practiced proper hand washing and feels sick, it might be time for a visit to Pediatrics After Hours. Our urgent pediatric care is here to provide the medical attention you need when you need it. To learn more about our services or to find the location nearest you, visit us online or call (214) 363-7242.

    Thanksgiving Holiday Hours 2014

    Last updated 4 days ago

    Our offices will be closed on Thanksgiving and will reopen on Friday, Nov. 28th, from noon to 8 p.m.

    Santa House - December 6, 2014

    Last updated 4 days ago

    Come see us at our Arlington location on December 6th between noon and 4 p.m. to meet Santa Claus!

    This free event will include food, music, fun and pictures with Santa. We hope to see you there!

    Toys for Tots - Nov. 10-Dec. 17, 2014

    Last updated 4 days ago

    We are proud to be a drop-off location for Toys for Tots! Bring your new, unwrapped toys to one of our four Pediatrics After Hours locations by December 17th!

    Symptoms and Treatments for Strep Throat

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Unexpected illnesses can cause a huge disruption for your family. Strep throat is a bacterial infection that affects the throat and the tonsils that leads to a raw and uncomfortable sore throat. Before you have to take your child to urgent pediatric care, keep reading to learn more about how to spot and how to treat strep throat:

    Significant Sore Throat

    The most common and noticeable symptom of strep is a very sore throat. This usually develops quickly and causes a lot of pain. Strep throat could also make it difficult to swallow. It is also common to have a fever, swollen tonsils, or spots on the back of the throat.

    Other Symptoms

    On top of a sore throat, strep throat can also cause a severe headache. Some people also experience stomach pains. Strep can also cause a skin rash, induce vomiting, and lead to body aches. The illness is often responsible for decreasing an appetite. Since it is contagious, it is very important to seek medical attention if you suspect that you or your child has strep throat, you should get in to see the doctor as soon as possible.

    Treatments

    When you visit the doctor, you will get a throat culture to officially diagnose whether or not you have strep throat. If you do, the doctor will give you a prescription for some antibiotics. This reduces your risk for passing the infection on to someone else and letting it pass to another area of your body. You might also need an over-the-counter medication to lower your fever.

    If you think your child has strep throat, Pediatrics After Hours is here for you. We provide urgent pediatric care in Dallas, Plano, Garland, and Arlington so you can always get the medical attention that you need for your kids. To learn more about our services or to find the location nearest you, visit us online or call (214) 363-7242.



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