When Should You Use Pediatric Urgent Care in San Diego?

by | Jan 25, 2017 | Health

If you are like most parents, you may struggle with when making a trip to pediatric urgent care in San Diego is warranted. Flip flopping back and forth about whether you are dealing with an urgent situation or whether it can wait until the morning can add more stress to an already stressful situation. Everyone knows that children seem to really amp up the symptoms as soon as the doctor’s office closes for the day.  There are a few signs that you can use to determine whether a trip to pediatric urgent care in San Diego is in order.

Rule # 1

When you have a very young child, in the infancy stages, it is always best to bring them in to be seen, if you have concerns. It is always best to err on the side of caution and make the trip. Infants do not have the immune system defense to ward off health problems like older children do and they can dehydrate quicker. It is best to just take an infant in to urgent care if they are sick.

For Toddlers

Toddlers are active and exposed to many different germs regularly. What started out as the sniffles can escalate. Here are some things to look for when you are deciding on whether to visit urgent care or not:

  • A fever that is not responding to over the counter medication
  • Pulling at either ear or holding the ear and crying
  • Diarrhea for more than 24 hours
  • A barking cough
  • Frequent urination or infrequent urination
  • Lethargy

By 2 or 3 a toddler can show you the signs that they are sick and what is going on.  If your child is uncomfortable or shows any of the symptoms above, bring them in to urgent care.

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