Pediatric Sick Visits

Pediatric Sick Visits services offered in Houston, TX

Sick Visits

If your child gets sick, it is essential to have the option of accessible and timely medical care to ease their distressing symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. At Bread of Life Pediatrics in Houston, Texas, Ijeoma Oguagha, MD, and the pediatric staff offer sick visits for newborns, children, adolescents, and teens. Call the office to schedule a sick visit or request one online today to help your child heal and recover faster.

Sick Visits Q&A

What are sick visits?  

Sick visits involve medical evaluations and treatment as needed to help your child feel better, reduce problematic symptoms, and lessen the risk of any complications. 

Common symptoms and reasons for sick visits include:

  • High fever or long-lasting fever
  • Sore throat
  • Strep throat
  • Eye infection
  • Ear infection
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Coughing
  • Signs of bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Allergy
  • Skin rashes
  • Frequent or painful urination
  • Infection
  • Minor wounds 
  • Lacerations

Bread of Life Pediatrics offers sick visits, meaning your child can be seen promptly. The pediatric office also provides advanced diagnostics to help find the source of your child’s symptoms and help them recover quickly.

What happens during sick visits? 

During sick visits at Bread of Life Pediatrics, your child’s provider asks about their medical history and symptoms. 

Next, they check your child's temperature, pulse, and blood pressure. They also evaluate your child's breathing, heartbeat, eyes, ears, throat, and reflexes to gather more information regarding their health overall.

Your provider might recommend diagnostic tests to help find the source of the child’s symptoms, such as:

  • Nasal swab
  • Throat swab
  • Urine tests
  • Blood tests
  • X-rays
  • Asthma and allergy tests

Once your child’s provider obtains the test results, they can review potential treatment options with you.

What are some treatment options available at pediatric sick visits?  

Your child’s sick visit treatment options might include:

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines
  • Home remedies
  • Prescription medications
  • Minor procedures

Your child’s provider can also give conservative and acute care for minor injuries, such as lacerations, wounds, cuts, or minor fractures. It's essential to ensure your child gets plenty of rest and stays well-hydrated as they heal. Your child can also benefit from seeing a specialist if your provider recommends it.

Each sick visit is tailored to the patient, ensuring your child receives the necessary care. Your child’s provider follows up with the family or caregiver to ensure that treatment is working effectively.

Should your child's symptoms worsen or if you have additional questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Bread of Life Pediatrics. Call the office to schedule your child’s sick visit or request an online appointment now.