When To See a Pediatrician

Taking care of your child's health is a very important priority for every parent out there. Unfortunately, many parents simply cannot understand all the signs that something is wrong with their child. This is why it is important to seek help from a trusted pediatrician whenever you begin to have questions. Fortunately, Pediatric Care North in Kansas City, MO has been treating the Northland area for 30 years and extends our help to you. Our practice is led by a team of compassionate and knowledgeable pediatricians who are ready to assist your child whenever they need help. Let's take a look at some of the signs that will indicate when you need to seek a pediatrician's help.


One of the most common signs that something is very wrong is when your child has a fever. For adults, a fever may come and pass without complications due to feeling under the weather. For a child, this can mean something much more severe. There are dozens of infectious diseases that are closely tied to fevers in children. Their bodies are not strong enough to fight off these infections and a fever can be incredibly dangerous for your child. If your child has a fever that is 100 degrees or higher and it has persisted for 3 days or more, it is critical that you bring them to our office here in Kansas City, MO to receive treatment.

Difficulty Breathing

Has your child started to show signs of labored breathing? If home remedies are not helping your child's condition, then it is time to seek help from your local pediatrician. This could be a sign that there is a respiratory infection that is beginning to develop or an early stage of asthma. It is important that your pediatrician catches these conditions early before they go unattended and become something more serious in time.

Any Abnormalities That Develop

While there are too many things to list here, we want to instill the importance of simply bringing your child to a pediatrician if any abnormalities in their behavior begin to develop. It is better to be safe when it comes to health concerns that arise in your child than to simply attempt to let them pass. Some common abnormalities include:

  • Ear pain
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting and diarrhea 
  • Behavioral changes

Your young child may not be able to communicate what is wrong with them and it is up to the parent to take responsive action to ensure that they can receive the care they need. Fortunately, Pediatric Care North in Kansas City, MO has 30 years worth of experience providing pediatric care for the children in our communities. Contact us today at (816) 587-3200 to schedule your appointment with us today or to get any information you may need when it comes to the health of your child. We'll be ready to help you when you call during our normal business hours.

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