How your pediatricians in Moline, IL, can help when your child is ill
If your child is sick, we know that you want the best healthcare possible. That's why the pediatricians here at Franklin Pediatrics in Moline, IL, use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and treatments to help your child get well quickly. Read on to learn more!
What could be ailing your child
There are many common medical conditions that can cause your child to become ill. Visit our Moline office if you think that your child may have:
- Common Viral Conditions: Colds and flu can present unpleasant symptoms including fever, a runny nose, breathing problems, fatigue, and nausea. Any one of these symptoms can require an appointment with your pediatrician.
- Bacterial Infections: Often coming in the forms of strep throat, eye infections, and ear infections, these afflictions can be quite painful, and even dangerous, for your little one. Fortunately, your pediatrician can help by providing prescriptions to kill the bacteria and clear up the infection.
- Allergies: Your pediatrician can provide a wide range of allergy services including allergy testing to find out what exactly your child is allergic to, and allergy shots or sublingual immunotherapy to keep your child’s allergies under control.
- Asthma: A condition that causes both acute and chronic symptoms for your child, your pediatrician can provide both rescue inhalers for acute symptoms, and long-term medications to reduce allergy symptoms overall.
You can do a lot to help keep your child healthy. Effective, frequent hand washing goes a long way toward reducing bacteria that can cause illness. Diet, exercise, and getting enough rest also help protect your child’s health.
Another important weapon against illness is well-child visits, which your child should have regularly, along with school and sports physicals. Immunizations are perhaps the easiest, most effective way to keep your child from getting serious illnesses like the measles, mumps, polio, the flu, and meningitis. Remember that when your child is immunized, it protects you and other family members, as well.
Give us a call
If you are at all concerned about your child's health, call the pediatricians here at Franklin Pediatrics in Moline, IL, today by dialing (309) 762-0777.