Tag: child

Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care
    • Cough
    Let’s Talk About Coughs!
    A cough is one of the most common reasons for children to go to the doctor.  It is a symptom that often accompanies viral respiratory illnesses in children. Coughing can occur for many different reasons and may sound or feel different depending on the type of cough. The two main types of cough are a...
    • Illness
    Hot Car Safety and Children
    Summer is here! As usual we are experiencing high temperatures and lots of sunny days. Kids and adults need to remember to hydrate and utilize measures in order to stay cool in this intense heat. It is also imperative to remember that leaving a child in a car for any period of time is very...
    • Coronavirus
    My child had COVID-19…when can they return to sports? 
    Following a positive COVID-19 test, your child will need to be isolated for 10 days and be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.  But once they are allowed to return to school, is it safe to return to their normal activities and sports?   Parents, coaches and school districts have been anxiously awaiting...
    • Colds
    How to Know if it’s “Just a Cold”
    Short answer: You don’t know! Allergies, colds, flu…it can be hard to tell these different conditions apart. A cold, also known as a URI (upper respiratory infection), is one of the most common childhood illnesses. The main symptoms that accompany a cold are a runny nose, a cough and fever. It is important to remember...
    • Colds
    Does Your Child Need to be Tested for RSV?
    RSV, short for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is one of the cold viruses seen every year with a season extending from about October through March. Children may have fever accompanied with runny nose, nasal congestion, and cough. Wheezing often develops with RSV, however; it is more common in children less than two years of age. There...
    • News
    Understanding Insurance Terms: Co-Pays, Deductibles and Facility Fees
    At Little Spurs we accept many kinds of insurances including Medicaid Superior, TRICARE, and BCBS. A full list can be found here: https://www.littlespurspedi.com/insurance.php With health insurance becoming more expensive, many policies now have higher co-pays and deductibles in order to maintain the same premium. So what is a co-pay? The co-pay is the payment set by...
    • News
    Where to take your child: ER or Pediatric Urgent Care?
    Imagine your child is ill or has just sustained an injury. How do you know whether you should go to the Emergency Room or a Pediatric Urgent Care? ERs are very busy and many times are overwhelmed with patients who could easily be managed in a Pediatric Urgent Care setting. More seriously injured children are cared...
    • News
    Squashing a Stomach Bug
    What is Gastroenteritis? Gastroenteritis, commonly known as “a stomach bug,” or “stomach flu,” is an inflammation or infection of the intestines. It typically causes vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and dehydration. In most cases, the infection clears within a few days, but sometimes it takes longer. The primary risk is dehydration. What causes it? Gastroenteritis can...
    • News
    Finding Medical Care on Medicaid
    If your child has Medicaid and is in need of a doctor, you should always try calling your child’s primary care provider for an appointment. But if their doctor is unavailable, where should you go? Clearly if your child is very sick or seriously injured you should go to a pediatric hospital. But going to...
    • News
    Child Passenger Safety Week
    Its Child Passenger Safety Week! To kickoff our week, heres a link to KidsandCars.org, a site that is all about how to keep your child safe around automobiles!
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