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Maintaining optimal health for your child does not end when you leave our office. It is essential to follow our aftercare instructions and keep all follow-up appointments. Furthermore, helping your child develop healthy habits at home is critical to their long-term well-being. Here are some common questions and things to know about pediatric aftercare:
How Frequently Should I Bring My Child in for Checkups?
At Abra Health, we recommend bringing your child in for checkups at least once a year. However, some children may need to be seen more frequently depending on their health needs. Physicals should also be scheduled every six months for children under two and annually for children older than two. By keeping up with regular checkups, we can catch problems early and prevent them from becoming more serious.
When is a Sick Visit Necessary?
Determining whether your child needs to be seen by a doctor may be difficult. In general, it is best to err on the side of caution and bring your child in if you are concerned about their health. However, there are some common signs that indicate a sick visit is necessary, such as:
- Fever (usually over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Persistent coughing or wheezing
- Ear pain
- Sore throat
In general, symptoms that last more than a couple of days may warrant a visit to the doctor. Feel free to call our office if you are unsure whether your child needs to be seen. One of our pediatricians will be happy to help provide you with medical advice and guidance.
Side Effects After a Vaccine
Keeping up with immunizations is an integral part of pediatric care. However, it is not uncommon for children to experience side effects after being vaccinated. Common side effects include:
- Soreness, redness, or swelling at the injection site
- Mild fever
- Body aches
These side effects are typically mild and subside within a day or two. Vaccines are generally safe and effective, but it is important to be aware of the potential side effects. If you have any concerns about your child’s reaction to a vaccine, our team is always here to help.
Guidelines for Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle for Your Child
Achieving a healthy lifestyle for your child begins at home. As a parent, you play a crucial role in helping your child develop healthy habits. Some guidelines to promote a healthy lifestyle for your child include:
- Encouraging them to eat a healthy balanced diet
- Ensuring your child gets at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day
- Helping them develop healthy sleep habits
- Limiting screen time (television, computers, phones, etc.)
- Teaching your child the importance of hand washing and maintaining good hygiene habits