At CHOC, we know that parents want to be confident they’re giving their child the best care. In order to do that, you need to know where to bring them when they’re sick, but the problem is there are so many options: Do I bring them to the pediatrician’s office? Urgent care? Emergency department? This can make you feel overwhelmed and confused – especially with cold and flu season just around the corner.
Cold and Flu
What parents can expect when bringing their child to the emergency department during flu season, one of the busiest times for the ER.
Your child has been coughing, sneezing and running a temperature. Is this the common cold, or could it be something more serious like pneumonia?
Your child has a fever. Is a doctor’s appointment necessary? Answering these five questions can help caregivers know what to do.
“Should my kids get the flu shot this year?” These doubts are misguided, per a pediatric infectious disease specialist.
Dr. Daniel Mackey, a CHOC pediatrician, answers some of parents’ most common questions about how to prepare your family for flu season.
A pediatrician explains hand, foot, and mouth disease- a viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 10 years old.