Pediatrics

Treatment of Acute and Chronic Illnesses in Children

Acute and Common Illnesses

In most situations, the most important course of action is to seek medical attention early onChildren are very susceptible in the growing up process to diseases. Their defenses have had less exposure in comparison to that of adults.

Consequently, especially in the earlier years, illnesses such as colds, ear infections, various allergies, and reflux problems (Gastroesophageal Reflux) after eating, among others, can be recurrent and many times serious.

In most situations, the most important course of action is to seek medical attention early on.

This will avoid health risks to the child as well as shorten any treatment process.

Common illnesses can become acute if left untreated. It is highly important that parents do not wait long to seek the attention of a physician. Even if a common cold is caused by a virus and needs time to heal, seeking medical attention will avoid further complication in terms of infections, and the doctor will generally provide medicine to easy the harsher symptoms.

Chronic illnesses in Children

Every parent wants their child to be able to run, make and interact with friends, learn, rest, and play. The appearance of a chronic illness can hamper normal activities and development of a child.

Conditions such as asthma, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, among others represent challenges in both the child and the parent’s life that can only be addressed properly with the correct medical attention.

The most common of the chronic diseases is by far asthma. According the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 2008 Children’s Statistic Report, in 2008 there were over 10 million children diagnosed with asthma.

Early treatment  can lead to successful controlCommon complains among children include frequent coughing, chest pains, and general low breath when playing or any other physical activity.

Cities such as Los Angeles where pollution levels can reach dangerous levels, especially during summer, have greater incidence of this condition.

Early treatment of this condition can lead to successful control.

Even though at a minority, there are instances where asthma might even be reversed.

However, in most cases, children need constant care and accompanying check-ups by a doctor to keep the condition under control. The main purpose of a physician in cases of children with asthma is to provide for them the best possible conditions for proper physical and mental development.

The first 7 years of your child’s health are very important. Whether it is taking the first steps around the first year, the change in teeth, immunizations, dealing with the inevitable season diseases, and even dealing with chronic conditions, are all common factors of raising a child.

Please schedule an appointment early on so that you can visit our clinic and meet one of the Doctors. We have been attending the Los Angeles County populations for over 25 years and understand your lifestyle and that of your family.

We will be honored to provide you with the proper health care necessary.