Sick Child

The SwiftMD can diagnose and treat several ailments that commonly afflict children. During the first few years of life, children tend to get sick a lot as their bodies are still developing immunity to infections. Additionally, when children enter daycare or school, they are exposed to other children and thus other potential infections. Children often use their hands to wipe their toys and other children, which increases their risk of contracting infections.

There are many preventative measures you can take to help reduce the risk of your child contracting a disease, including:

  • Teaching children about good hygiene, including regular hand washing
  • Making sure food is handled and store properly
  • Keeping your home clean, including the kitchen area, toilets and sinks
  • Sanitizing your childs toys, espeacially when they come in to contact with other children
  • Ensuring your child does not have prolonged contact with adults or children who arent immunized
  • Making sure your child gets their annual flu shot starting at age 6 months

Even with these precautions, kids still get sick. SwiftMD house calls can help with many common childhood illnesses, including:

  • Conjuctivitis
  • Croup
  • Ear infections
  • Fever
  • Gastroenteritis (diarrhoea)
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease
  • Lice
  • Sinus infections
  • Sore throat
  • Rashes
  • Ringworm
  • Respiratory Infections (including the common cold and influenza)

Because symptoms of many common childhood illnesses can indicate some conditions, its important to seek medical attention if your child is feeling sick, especially if they are under five years of age. A doctor can perform a complete a thorough examination, including a full check of your child’s ears, nose, throat and determine an accurate diagnosis and ensure proper treatment.

After an examination, your child’s doctor will provide a comprehensive treatment plan and tips for managing pain and other symptoms. If the doctor deems it necessary, in some cases they may prescribe antibiotics to treat bacterial infections.

If your child is suffering from symptoms of common childhood illness, book a house call with a licensed primary care doctor on SwiftMD and help your little one start to feel better without leaving their playroom.

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