An urgent care clinic is an excellent alternative to the ER in cases of injuries or illnesses that are not life-threatening. Children are prone to bumps and bruises, and most of these minor injuries can be treated with first aid at home. However, if the injury is on a sensitive area such as the face or genitals, if the bleeding doesn’t stop, or if the wound may be infected, it’s best to take the child to the walk-in clinic. You can even bring your child to an urgent care center instead of an ER if you suspect he or she has a simple bone fracture. Urgent care doctors can treat simple fractures that do not require surgery by immobilizing the body part.
Another reason to take your child to an urgent care clinic is if he or she has persistent nausea and vomiting, and cannot keep fluids down. Dehydration is a serious problem that requires medical attention. Urgent care doctors can also diagnose and treat children who suffer from asthma symptoms, allergic reactions and rashes, runny nose, cough, and sore throat, among many other ailments.
If your little one isn’t feeling well, the caring staff members of Paramount Urgent Care are here to help. Call our walk-in clinic in Orlando, The Villages, Clermont, or Oviedo at 352-674-9218.