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By Orchard Pediatrics, PC
April 24, 2020
Tags: Illness  

Get access to one of our pediatricians when your child is sick.

Your child’s not feeling well and you want to be reassured by a doctor that it’s no big deal. But how are you supposed to do that when you’re following “shelter in place” rules? Ensuring that every child stays healthy is of the utmost importance to our pediatricians, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. That’s why our Bloomfield, MI, medical team is providing telemedicine visits to our patients during regular office hours, which also includes Saturday appointments.

When is telemedicine recommended?

If your child is dealing with mild symptoms the last thing you want to do right now is bring them into a doctor’s office, especially if you don’t have to. These telemedicine appointments allow our West Bloomfield, MI, children’s doctor to be able to talk with you, hear about the symptoms your child is experiencing, see their symptoms and then determine an action plan. These visits are great for common non-emergency-related issues such as,

  • Rashes
  • Runny nose
  • Allergies
  • Sinus infection
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Skin infections
  • Cuts and wounds
  • Sore throat
  • Digestive problems (e.g. diarrhea; stomach pain; vomiting; constipation)
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Possible urinary tract infection
  • Behavioral issues
  • Strains and sprains

How to keep your kids healthy during COVID19

The last thing you want to worry about is your child getting sick, especially now. Luckily, there are some easy practices and habits you can adopt to keep your child healthy and safe. These habits include,

  • Washing hands frequently and properly with soap and water. How long should you wash your hands? Sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice, the CDC recommends.
  • Disinfect all surfaces daily, from doorknobs and chairs to light switches and countertops.
  • Teach your child to cough or sneezing into their arm or to use a tissue (then have them wash their hands immediately after).
  • Avoid anyone who is sick.
  • Make sure to launder clothes regularly in warm water.
  • Avoid any playdates or social interactions right now until COVID-19 has been properly contained.
  • Make sure children are getting regular activity and are eating healthy.

If your child has developed a fever, rash or other symptoms that have you concerned, it’s comforting to know that the pediatricians at our Bloomfield, MI, medical practice are only a call or click away. To schedule a telemedicine visit with a doctor at Orchard Pediatrics, call us at (248) 855-7510.