Pediatrician House Call Services in Orlando, FL
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An ear infection is a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear. Because of the inflammation and buildup of fluids, ear infections can be painful. Symptoms of an ear infection usually occur rapidly and include ear pain, fever, difficulty sleeping, vertigo, drainage of fluid from the ear, and diminished hearing. Although most ear infections go away on their own, some require antibiotics. If you or your child are experiencing symptoms related to an ear infection, feel free to consult with Right Now MD during your visit.
This is a redness and swelling of the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that lines the eyelid and eye surface. When irritation occurs, this lining becomes red and swollen; we term this pink eye. Pink eye is caused by infections, dry eyes, chemicals, or allergies. This condition is usually not serious and goes away in 7 to 10 days. Symptoms normally include redness, swelling, itching, burning, and drainage from the eye. Treatment for pinkeye usually involves drops that are prescribed by your physician. If you have any questions about pink eye, please feel free to talk to one of our friendly medical staff to schedule a visit.
Strep Throat is a bacterial infection that may cause a sore or scratchy throat. This infection spreads easily and is generally transmitted by airborne respiratory droplets in coughs and sneezes or by saliva. Symptoms often include sore throat, fever, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Penicillin based antibiotics may be prescribed to stop the growth of or kill the bacteria but other medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can be taken to reduce pain, inflammation, or fever. If you feel like you have strep throat and have any questions, please feel free to ask to one of our friendly medical staff to schedule a visit.
When your skin is exposed to the sunlight for a certain length of time, depending on the type of skin, it will eventually begin to turn red and irritated. The sun’s ultraviolet light penetrates the skin, causing it to damage. Sunburn is the most obvious sign that you have been exposed to the sun for too long.
When getting sunburnt, the skin turns red and begins to hurt. Also, the skin may begin to blister and can develop swelling. Depending on the person, getting sunburnt can cause a person to feel as if they have the flu—chills, fever, weak and lethargic. Within a few days after being exposed to the sun for a long period of time, the skin will start to peel and rid itself of sun-damaged skin.
A few ways to prevent sunburn is to use sunscreen and wear appropriate clothing—UV- blocking sunglasses and a broad-brimmed hat. There are also ways to relieve the pain after getting sunburnt, such as, applying aloe, taking a cool bath, staying hydrated, or even avoiding the sun until your skin is healed. Please feel free to talk to one of our friendly medical staff to schedule a visit.
Minor Lacerations and Sprains
Minor lacerations are usually shallow, small, not bleeding and clean. They may not require medical attention. If needed, an antibiotic ointment and a bandage can be used to help repair the laceration. Another thing that a bandage can help would be a sprain. Sprains are when a ligament twists of (an ankle, wrist or other joint) violently. It causes pain and swelling, but not dislocation. So, for treating a sprain, one can wrap the sprain with a bandage to compress it, apply ice and elevate the part of the body that was affected by the sprain. Please feel free to talk to one of our friendly medical staff to schedule a visit.
Diarrhea, Vomiting and Dehydration
A food intolerance, such as lactose intolerance, can cause diarrhea and vomiting. Another reason someone may have diarrhea or vomiting would be because of a viral or bacterial infection. These are usually known symptoms when knowing that your body is fighting a bug or infection.
Dehydration is caused by the lack of water intake. When the body loses too much water, it may become out of balance or dehydrated. Severe hydration can lead to death, so it is very important to continuously keep up your intake of fluids. Please feel free to talk to one of our friendly medical staff to schedule a visit.
Headaches can simply be caused by stress alone, or even hunger. Inflammation in the sinus cavities can also cause headaches. Headaches can cause mild to moderate pain, can worsen throughout the day depending on the amount of activity that is done or the amount of sunlight or sound you are exposed to.
Several treatments to treat headaches are to rest in a quiet, dark room, take over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen or prescription medications. Massages and hot or cold compresses to your neck or head could also help relieve the pain that the headache is causing. Please feel free to talk to one of our friendly medical staff to schedule a visit.
Rashes or Insect Bites
Rashes are usually caused by skin inflammation. The most common skin condition is eczema. When having eczema, the skin is inflamed, red, scaly and itchy. This well-known rash is not contagious. Most rashes are caused by certain allergies, and even by asthma. Rashes can be treated with medications, such as, over-the-counter creams and ointments. These products are used to help reduce the swelling and redness of the rash. There are also pills and shots that are used as treatment.
Insect bites can sometimes cause rashes, especially when the person has allergies to that particular insect. There are home remedies that can be taken when dealing with insect bites, but usually the bites will self-heal. People may apply aloe or some type of ointment or lotion, but nothing can really take away the persistent itch. Please feel free to talk to one of our friendly medical staff to schedule a visit.
Breathing treatments are used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightening and coughing. All these symptoms can be caused by a lung disease, such as, asthma.
A certain kind of breathing treatment is called a nebulizer. A nebulizer can be used at home and performs immediate relief and maintenance of asthma. There is different kind of nebulizers that you can choose that best fits your child. There are fire engine nebulizers, penguin nebulizers, and other character- themed models that may help to put the child at ease when doing the breathing treatments. Please feel free to talk to one of our friendly medical staff to schedule a visit.
Dermabond Wound Closure
The Dermabond Wound Closure is used for sutures that are 5-0 or smaller in diameter. These small wounds are usually found on the face, extremities and torso. The Dermabond is not only strong, but it is protective. It provides a 99% protection in vitro for 72 hours against organisms commonly responsible for surgical site infections. For normal healing, the adhesive must be kept dry in order to properly heal for at least five days. Please don’t hesitate to consult with Right Now MD during your visit.
Influenza, UTIs and Strep Screening
Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection. It can cause fevers, severe aching, nausea, and diarrhea. It is commonly known as the “flu”. Some other symptoms of the flu would be a cough that contains phlegm or can be dry, sneezing, runny nose, chest discomfort, swollen lymph nodes and shortness of breath. A prescribed medication is known to treat the flu, but also an excessive amount of rest.
A UTI is an infection in any part of the urinary system, the kidneys, bladder or urethra. It is usually self-diagnosable. The symptoms are pelvic pain, increased urge to urinate, and blood in the urine. When experiencing a UTI it is best to see your primary care provider and they will most likely prescribe an antibiotic to help relieve the pain.
Strep screening is used to see if a person does or does not have strep throat. There is no special preparation needed before taking this test, but your primary care provider will need to note if you have taken any medication prior to taking the test. When giving the test, the care provider will swab the back of your throat, to see if group A streptococcus exists. If not, you do not have strep throat. Please don’t hesitate to consult with Right Now MD during your visit.
Allergies can be caused by several factors including food, season, pet, drug, and various other allergens that the immune system reacts abnormally to. Allergies can manifest themselves in many different way depending on the type bur the main symptoms are: sneezing, itching, watery eyes, redness, pain, rashes, or hives. Allergies can range from very common, like hay fever, to severe and potentially life-threatening; like anaphylaxis. Treatment for allergies usually include allergen avoidance, medication, immunotherapy, or emergency epinephrine. If you are concerned about your allergies, please don’t hesitate to consult with Right Now MD during your visit.
Asthma develops when your airways narrow and swell, causing the production of extra mucus. This makes it very difficult to breath and triggers coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Asthma can range from being minor to life-threatening. While this is a condition that can’t be cured, symptoms can be controlled. Symptoms of asthma typically include difficulty breathing, chest pain, coughing, and wheezing. Asthma can range from being minor to life-altering and an inhaler may be used to treat or prevent symptoms. Prevention and long term control are key in stopping asthma attacks before they even start. If you think your child may have asthma, please don’t hesitate to consult with Right Now MD during your visit.