Children often experience a lot of colds and other health issues. Fortunately, many of these issues are easily treatable. That said, regular check-ups are vital. Wondering how often you should take your child to the doctor? We’ll cover that, but if you have any questions, chat with a children's doctor in Jupiter, Palm City, or Palm Beach Gardens, FL by contacting Children's Physicians.
Let’s take a look at how often your child should see a doctor. We’ll cover regular check-ups, but if your child is sick or you believe something is wrong, you should consult with a doctor, say your family pediatrician, right away. That said, if the issue seems serious, a trip to ER may be in order.
Wellness Visits and Annual Checkups
It’s crucial to keep a close eye on your child’s health. Within the first 24 hours of birth, it’s recommended that a doctor give your child a full checkup. An infant should get another check-up at 3 to 5 days after birth. From there on out, you should get regular checkups at the following monthly intervals, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also recommends a check-up at month 30. From there on out, the DHHS recommends annual check-ups each year (so at or around months 36, 48, etc.)
Regular check-ups give doctors an opportunity to monitor the child and to talk with parents. If the doctor or parents notice something that might be wrong, further examinations and tests may be needed.
Catching a problem early can increase the likelihood of positive outcomes. Addressing problems may also reduce the impact any issues have on your child’s development.
Get in touch with a children's doctor in Jupiter, Palm City, or Palm Beach Gardens, FL by reaching out to Children's Physicians.
Signs You May Want to Bring Your Child to the Doctor Right Away
If your child is sick, you may want to bring your child in to see a pediatrician or family doctor immediately to determine if treatment is needed, and if so, what the appropriate course of action is.
- Common signs your child should see a doctor include:
- Persistent and/or high fevers
- Eye discharges
- Persistent pain, including earaches and headaches
- Persistent diarrhea, vomiting, or other digestive issues
If your child is suffering seizures, has a high fever, is extremely lethargic, not eating or drinking, or suffering respiratory issues, you need to see a doctor right away. A trip to the emergency room may be needed.
Looking for a Children's Doctor in Jupiter, Palm City, or Palm Beach Gardens, FL? Contact Children's Physicians at:
Palm Beach Gardens: (561) 626-4000
Jupiter: (561) 743-9000
Palm City: (772) 219-4444