The PedsDocTalk Podcast

3: Should I Take My Child to the Emergency Room?

March 16, 2020 Dr. Mona Amin
The PedsDocTalk Podcast
3: Should I Take My Child to the Emergency Room?
Show Notes

When your child is sick, it's never easy. What's harder is determining if that issue warrants an ER visit or a visit to your Pediatrician.

On this episode, Dr. Ruchika Jones (@pedsdcoc_md on Instagram) and I discuss common reasons we see parents in the ER.

Topics include:
1. Difficulty breathing
2. Allergic reactions
3. Broken Bones
4. Deep wound/lacerations
5. Burns
6. Vomiting/diarrhea
7. Head injuries
8. Skin and soft tissue infections (abscesses)
9. Fever

The most important thing is remembering that nobody will EVER fault your for bringing your child in to be evaluated. As always, this content is for medical education and does not encompass every reason a child can be seen in the ER.