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Celiac disease is a chronic, autoimmune disease in which the villi of the small intestine suffer damage and can no longer absorb nutrients from food properly. When left untreated, children and adults with celiac disease can experience significant complications. If you’re concerned that your child might be displaying the signs of celiac disease, you can bring him or her to an urgent care clinic for testing. The symptoms can vary widely, but often include digestive issues such as bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea.
Children may display decreased appetite, poor weight gain, unexpected weight loss, and delayed growth. Older children might experience delayed puberty. Some children with celiac disease are diagnosed with complications such as frequent bone fractures, iron deficiency anemia, and damaged tooth enamel. The sooner your child is tested and treated with a gluten-free diet, the sooner he or she will begin to feel better.
Pediatrics After Hours is an urgent care clinic especially for children that offers a range of on-site pediatric services, including laboratory tests. You can reach our urgent care clinics in Dallas, Plano, or Garland by calling (214) 363-7242.
Last updated 13 days ago
Watch as Kari Wynn of Pediatrics After Hours teaches a great song to help you remember the best way to wash your hands!
Last updated 13 days ago
The sudden appearance of a rash on your child’s skin may quickly send you to the nearest urgent care clinic. However, if it’s heat rash, you may be able to treat it at home. Heat rash occurs when babies, toddlers, and older children become overheated. Children are more susceptible to heat rash than adults because they cannot cool themselves down as effectively. Although you can help your youngster feel better at home, you should bring him or her to a pediatric urgent care clinic if the condition worsens.
Heat rash is characterized by the sudden appearance of very small, red bumps. Sometimes, children develop blisters. These bumps typically develop on the stomach, chest, neck, buttocks, and crotch. Sometimes, they may spread across the forehead or scalp. Your child may try to scratch the bumps.
Unless your child can quickly cool down, heat rash may turn into a more serious condition. Heat exhaustion or heat stroke requires a quick visit to the pediatric urgent care clinic. The symptoms of these serious conditions can include rapid pulse, shallow breathing, lethargy, unconsciousness, and hot, dry skin.
Pediatricians recommend addressing heat rash promptly by removing some of your child’s clothing and loosening the remaining clothing. Take your child into a cool room. Place cool, wet washcloths on the areas of skin with heat rash bumps. However, avoid applying ointments to the rash because this can worsen the condition by blocking sweat.
To prevent heat rash, it’s best to keep your little one indoors in a cool area when the temperatures get too hot outside. Pediatricians advise parents to make sure their kids drink plenty of fluids. Consider dressing your child in natural fabrics to enable more efficient sweating.
The caring pediatricians at Pediatrics After Hours provide prompt treatment for all types of rashes and for heat-related illnesses. We invite parents in the Dallas, Plano, and Garland areas to visit our website to explore the healthcare services available at our urgent care clinic. While no appointment is necessary to see a pediatrician, you can reach us by calling (214) 363-7242.
Last updated 20 days ago
The number of children with nut allergies has tripled in the past three decades. Some children have nut allergies that cause severe respiratory problems, abdominal issues, or even death.
This video offers a glimpse into the life of Shanice Young, a pregnant woman who eats nuts nearly every day. According to a recent study, a pregnant woman can reduce her child’s chance of developing nut allergies by eating nuts during pregnancy. Nuts are also a good source of protein and folic acid, which can help prevent birth defects.
If you have any questions about your child’s health, call Pediatrics After Hours at (214) 363-7242. We offer after-hours pediatric care for children in Dallas, Plano, Garland, and surrounding areas.
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Just a reminder that for Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014, our hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and we will be returning to normal hours on Tuesday.