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Pediatric Care for Common Illnesses

While many common illnesses can be cared for at home, such as a common cold, there does come a time when it’s necessary to seek a doctor’s advice and care. At NxT Step Pediatrics, we are here to provide your child with unparalleled care and attention. Whether they’re suffering from influenza, pink eye, or another common illness, we are here to help.

If your child is feeling under the weather and you’d like to make an appointment, reach out to our team today and ask about our same-day services in Frisco.

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Common Illnesses in Children

There are some illnesses that children tend to catch experience more frequently as they grow. They are typically contagious and pass from child-to-child at school, daycare, or the playground. Some of the most common illnesses that we see children for include:

  • Common cold

  • Influenza

  • Strep throat

  • Ear infection

  • Gastroenteritis (stomach flu)

  • Mononucleosis

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

If your child is suffering with any of these common illnesses and you feel it’s time to bring them in for an appointment, contact our doctor’s office at NxT Step Pediatrics in Frisco today.

How to Determine If It’s Time to Visit the Doctor

Many times, children suffering from common illnesses such as a cold or the flu can be cared for at home. However, sometimes these same illnesses can require a trip to the doctor’s office. A few signs to look for when your child is sick to determine whether or not to bring them into the pediatrician's office include:

  • High or persistent fever that does not respond to medicine
  • Dehydration
  • Trouble breathing
  • Lethargy or extreme fatigue
  • Headache that doesn’t go away
  • Persistent cough
  • Disorientation
  • Symptoms that don’t get better or worsen
  • Chest pain
  • Neck stiffness

If you notice any of these symptoms in your child, or other symptoms that worry you, don’t hesitate to reach out to NxT Step Pediatrics. Contact us to learn more about our same-day appointments.

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Schedule an Appointment With NxT Step Pediatrics

At NxT Step Pediatrics, we provide comprehensive pediatric care for children suffering from common illnesses. Reach out to our team today to learn about our same-day appointments if your child is sick with the flu, cold, or any other common illness.

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