Pediatrics Q & A
When should my child have well visits?
As a parent, you know that the best way to help your child whether they’re sick or they’re well is to find a pediatric care provider that you can trust. The friendly and welcoming Sterling Medical Center team offers Sterling Heights, Michigan, parents a place they can rely upon for well-child visits, help with colds, vaccinations, and much more. Book online or by phone today.
Pediatric care should start early and be consistent. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following schedule for well visits:
- During your baby’s first week (between 3 and 5 days old)
- At 2 months
- At 4 months
- At 6 months
- At 9 months
- At 12 months
- At 15 months
- At 18 months
- At 24 months (2 years old)
- 30 months (2.5 years old)
- At 3 years old
- Yearly, until adulthood
Well-child visits are important for making sure that your child is growing well and is healthy. But, if your child develops colds, the flu, or other illnesses in between their well-child visits, it’s important to schedule an additional appointment with Sterling Medical Center.
Does my child need vaccinations?
Sterling Medical Center recommends vaccinations according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Vaccinations like measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, polio, tetanus, and hepatitis are crucial for your child’s health.
The CDC says that vaccinations save lives and reduce the chances of spreading a serious or deadly disease. Your Sterling Medical Center team is eager to help both you and your child enjoy the best health possible, and vaccinations are part of that effort.
What are some common childhood health problems?
Childhood is full of fun, excitement, changes — but unfortunately, some accidents and illnesses also go along with the territory. Some of the most common childhood health issues include:
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Sprains or strains
- Rashes or skin conditions, like eczema
- Strep throat
The important thing with childhood health problems is to take care of them promptly so they don’t become more serious or even chronic. Sterling Medical Center pediatric care providers are happy to help whenever your child has an urgent care need.
How can I make my child more comfortable when they’re sick?
To help your sick child be more comfortable, make sure they get plenty of rest and keep them well hydrated. For most children, it’s fine to administer an age-appropriate dose of an over-the-counter children’s pain reliever to reduce pain and fever, but make sure to check with your pediatric care doctor for exact dosage guidelines. Combine that care with a prompt visit to Sterling Medical Center to help your child feel better fast.
Book your pediatric care appointment at Sterling Medical Center online or by phone now.