Diagnosis of Acute Illness
If your child has been running a fever, has a severe sore throat and symptoms that make you uneasy, we are here to help. Please schedule a sick visit appointment so we can evaluate your child’s condition. Depending on the information you give us, we may run several tests including:
We will also listen to your child’s lungs for clear breath sounds to make sure your child is not in any respiratory distress.
Treatment of Acute Illness
With many viruses, there are no known cures. We may prescribe medications to manage your child’s symptoms while monitoring his/her condition. If the viral infection results in a secondary infection caused by bacteria, tests will help us determine the appropriate type of antibiotic to use.