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Pediatrics After Hours can offer parents peace of mind. If your child experiences a serious medical problem, our urgent pediatric care physicians can attend to him. Our pediatricians provide swift treatment for all young patients ranging in age from newborn to 21 years. In the event that your child requires hospitalization, we can facilitate his transfer to an appropriate facility. For your financial convenience, we accept a wide assortment of insurance policies. We take alternate payment forms, too, including check, cash, and credit card. Pediatrics After Hours can also protect your child from sickness with our annual flu vaccinations. If you need capable, compassionate, and quick pediatric care for your child, come to Pediatrics After Hours.
Would you like to learn more about the conditions that Pediatrics After Hours can treat? Call (214) 363-7242 to speak with an associate about our array of urgent pediatric care options. You can also browse our website for additional information on our pediatricians and accepted insurance providers.
Last updated 7 days ago
Your child suffering a burn can be an unsettling thought. Should such a circumstance occur, though, knowing how to take swift action is important. The speed of your response to her injury could potentially prevent additional skin damage and discomfort. The following guidelines can help you safely attend to your child’s urgent medical needs should she experience a burn.
Alleviate the Pain
Your child may suffer substantial pain when she sustains a burn. After you have removed your child from the danger that caused the burn, take the necessary steps to lessen her discomfort. Pediatricians recommend flushing the injury site with gently running water. Check the temperature to make sure that the water is cool but not ice cold. If a chemical agent caused your child’s burn, rinsing the injury under running water can also help to cleanse the area of chemical residue. Depending on the severity of the burn, you may need to run water over it for up to a half-hour.
Bandage the Injury
Though the skin may not be broken after a burn, it is still vulnerable to infection. To protect it from contamination and additional trauma, cover it with a sterile bandage. Prior to putting on the bandage, be sure that the area is dry and clean.
Contact a Pediatrician
Even if you suspect that your child has only a first-degree burn, you may want to consult a pediatrician. If you explain the circumstances surrounding the accident and the physical symptoms of the burn, the doctor can determine if the injury warrants a trip to an urgent pediatric care center. After your child suffers a burn, you should also pay close attention to her demeanor. If your child does not complain about pain, she may have a third-degree burn, which can involve injury to the nerves that would normally transmit pain signals. Such a burn demands immediate pediatric care.
Pediatrics After Hours can see to it that your child receives the urgent pediatric care she needs. We offer convenient evening hours every day of the week, so if your child sustains a burn, broken bone, or another injury, we can immediately treat her. Call (214) 363-7242 to find out more about our Dallas, Garland, and Plano locations and hours.
Last updated 14 days ago
A nutritious diet can offer your children the nutrients they need to grow up healthy and strong. This video explains how you can get your kids excited about eating right.
Children tend to mimic the behavior of their parents. If you regularly eat unhealthy foods, your children will want to do the same. When you maintain a wholesome diet, your children will follow in your footsteps. Your children may find it difficult to resist food temptations such as cookies and chips, so keep these items out of your pantry. Instead, stock your kitchen with healthy alternatives. Fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain crackers, and natural dips can satisfy between-meal cravings.
Pediatrics After Hours provides urgent pediatric care for families in the Dallas, Plano, and Garland communities. For more information on our after-hours pediatric care services, call (214) 363-7242.
Last updated 22 days ago
If your child experiences a medical problem during the evening, you may be worried that you’ll have to take her to an emergency room since your normal pediatrician’s office will be closed. If you live in the Dallas area, this is not your only choice—Pediatrics After Hours provides urgent pediatric care after the close of most other medical offices. We can provide more affordable care than an ER and accept different insurance policies from many companies, including Aetna, Cigna, Texas True Choice, and First Health. A visit to our office qualifies for a regular visit or urgent care co-pay, rather than an emergency room co-pay. If you do not have a qualifying insurance plan, we can offer you a cash discount.
Would you like to find out more about Pediatrics After Hours and the urgent pediatric care services we provide? If so, call us at (214) 363-7242. You can also find out more about our after-hours pediatric offices by visiting our website.
Last updated 1 month ago
Different types of mold can have a variety of negative effects on your health. In children, the effects of mold exposure can be particularly severe. Mold often develops in areas of the home that are dark and damp, such as the basement or bathroom. Ridding your home of mold growth and bringing your child to a pediatrician for evaluation are important if you find mold spores in your home. If your house or another building where your child spends significant time has mold growth, your child’s health may be affected in the following ways.
Many people are sensitive or allergic to mold. If your child suffers from mold sensitivity or mold allergies, she may experience a range of symptoms, including eye irritation, skin problems, and congestion. Mold allergies can also cause throat irritation and coughing or wheezing. In cases of severe allergic reactions, a fever and difficulty breathing may also occur.
Exposure to mold often causes children to experience respiratory problems. If your child already suffers from asthma, her symptoms may be triggered by inhaling mold spores. Mold can be particularly dangerous for children with chronic lung illnesses, as it can increase the risk of developing a serious lung infection. It is also possible for mold exposure to lead to respiratory illness in children who are otherwise healthy.
In addition to triggering asthmatic episodes, inhaling mold spores may also cause asthma to develop in children. Evidence has been found that links mold exposure to the development of asthma in children who did not previously suffer from the condition. This is most likely to occur in children who are already susceptible to asthma due to other factors.
If you are concerned about your child’s health, Pediatrics After Hours can help. We provide medical care for children outside of standard business hours. To find out more about the services we offer at our after-hours pediatric care clinics in the Dallas area, call us at (214) 363-7242.