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Sick Visits

Peds 4 Kids

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine located in Rego Park, NY

A cough or sore throat could be a sign of a cold or something more serious. When your child isn’t feeling 100%, you can rely on Peds 4 Kids in Rego Park, New York. The practice offers expert care for sick kids with same-day appointments and virtual visits via telemedicine. Daniela Atanassova-Lineva, MD, performs rapid flu and strep tests to diagnose your child quickly and get your child the care he or she needs. Call today or book a consultation online.

Sick Visits Q & A

When should I take my sick child to the doctor?

Sometimes it’s hard to know whether your child is truly sick or just battling a case of the sniffles. Making a quick phone call to Peds 4 Kids can help give you peace of mind. The expert staff there are multilingual and include a trained nurse practitioner and board-certified pediatrician who can discuss your child’s symptoms with you to determine what’s making her or him sick.

You generally should bring your child in for a sick visit in cases of:

  • High or persistent fever
  • Ongoing pain involving your child’s throat, ears, or stomach
  • Severe headache
  • Breathing problems, such as noisy, fast, or labored breathing
  • Eye discharge that glues your child’s eyelids shut and doesn’t improve

When your child is sick, Peds 4 Kids offers the convenience of same-day appointments and telemedicine services via the healow app. You have the option to FaceTime a provider at Peds 4 Kids to discuss your child’s symptoms.

What happens during a sick visit?

Dr. Atanassova-Lineva quickly takes your child’s vital signs, such as temperature, pulse, and blood pressure, and evaluates his or her symptoms. She may recommend tests such as:

  • Rapid flu test
  • Viral nasopharyngeal swab test
  • Rapid strep test

Dr. Atanassova-Lineva then recommends appropriate treatment based on your child’s diagnosis.

What illnesses are treated during a sick visit?

Peds 4 Kids offers treatment for the most common childhood illnesses and beyond.

Strep throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes a painful sore throat and other symptoms. Peds 4 Kids offers a rapid strep test to diagnose your child right away.

Ear pain

Ear pain could be a sign of swimmer’s ear, an ear infection, or pressure due to a sinus infection or cold. Dr. Atanassova-Lineva examines your child’s ears and then recommends the appropriate treatment.

Urinary tract infection

When bacteria builds up in the urinary tract, this can cause an infection that leads to pain and burning during urination, back or side pain, and bedwetting. UTIs can occur from infancy through adolescence and beyond.

Cold

A cold is caused by a virus and usually includes symptoms like coughing and a runny nose. Colds are common. Many young children get 6-8 colds a year, especially if they’re in daycare.

If your child is showing signs of getting sick, Dr. Atanassova-Lineva and the team at Peds 4 Kids are experts in rapid care so your child can feel better quickly. Call today or book a consultation online.