Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between typical symptoms and worrisome symptoms when your child is sick, or even how to treat the symptoms that you see. At All Better Pediatrics, our pediatricians can both treat your child’s illness with excellent efficiency and can provide you with resources and knowledge for how to take care of your children’s health at home when they get sick.
Where can I find helpful home health care advice for my child’s illness?
On our website, we provide helpful home care advice on our after-hours tip sheet page! There you can find useful information on how to take care of your child on all sorts of topics. We will help you know what you should do if your child comes down with a fever, has an adverse reaction to immunizations, starts vomiting or experiencing diarrhea, develops a cough or gets congested, contracts an earache or sore throat, develops a rash, comes down with pink eye, gets injured, or experiences constipation. If you are worried that your child may need immediate medical attention, feel free to call us either during regular office hours or outside of our regular hours. At least one of our three pediatricians will be on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year to help you diagnose and treat any urgent medical concern.
How do I help my child with pink eye?
Pink eye is usually nothing to fret about, as it can be easily treated and sometimes even goes away on its own! However, if your child’s case of pink eye is blinding or causing extreme pain, you should come to see us as soon as you can. If it occurs after hours, you can call our on-call pediatrician or take them to the nearest emergency room. Usually, you can treat your child’s case of pink eye with warm compresses, or artificial tear drops to clear away any discharge. If your newborn has pink eye and you are breastfeeding, you can flush their eyes out with your breast milk three to four times per day. Finally, always remember to wash your hands after caring for your child with pink eye because it is contagious!
How do I take care of my sick child at home?
The first thing to do is stay calm and remember that children get sick quite often without going wrong. When you are in a calm state of mind, you can help your child more than in a frantic state. If your child has a fever, the best thing to do is to monitor their temperature. For children under two months of age with a fever, you should bring them in to see their pediatrician or call our on-call pediatrician if it is outside of our regular hours. You should seek immediate medical attention for older children if their fever reaches a temperature higher than 104°F. If your child is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, your main priority is to keep them hydrated as they will be losing a lot of fluid. For newborns, you can use an oral rehydration liquid such as PedialyteTM or continue to breastfeed.
Come to All Better Pediatrics for any medical attention that your child needs! If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, you can do so through our website or call us. You can find All Better Pediatrics at 1102 Brookfield Road, Suite 200, in Memphis, Tennessee. Our hours of operation are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM from Monday to Friday, and from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday.
Additional Services You May Need
Additional Services You May Need
- Breastfeeding Support
- Pre-Birth Office Tours
- Well Visit
- Sick Visit
- Evening & Weekend Patient Communication
- In Office Care
- Immunization Consultations
- Home Care
- Cough & Nasal Congestion
- Ear Ache & Sore Throat
- Pink Eye
- Before Birth
- Bringing Baby Home