Reasons To Take Your Child To The Doctor: Common Childhood Injuries

Kid being examined by doctor

As a parent, it can be distressing and difficult when your child gets hurt, especially when a fall, slip or bump requires professional medical attention. At Coastal Urgent Care, our team of physicians provides high-quality care for pediatric patients and can help you feel at ease during a stressful situation.

Common Injuries In Children

Kids are active creatures by nature: they run, jump, skip and fall. Hands, elbows and knees are the most frequent body parts likely to get hurt, and many bumps and bruises can be treated with band-aids, basic first aid and TLC at home.

But sometimes those injuries can be more serious, and that’s when Coastal Urgent Care can help.

Sprains and Strains

Kids who are active in sports often encounter injuries that might involve torn muscles, ligaments and tendons. A very common injury is a sprained ankle.

At home, you can apply ice, wrap it snugly and keep it raised. Pain can be treated with over-the-counter medication such as Advil. However, it may be time to visit Coastal Urgent Care if the child can’t move the affected area, they can’t put pressure on it while walking or the pain is ongoing and not getting better.

Fractures

A broken bone is definitely a reason to visit Coastal Urgent Care. Our caring physicians can help treat your child and develop a plan of action for recovery.

Cold Symptoms

While most cold-like symptoms can be treated at home, when your child develops a high fever, earache or sinus problems, it may be time to visit one of our doctors at Coastal Urgent Care.

Other Reasons To Take Your Child To The Doctor

  • Cough
  • Scrapes & lacerations
  • Skin infections
  • Ear, throat and nose infections

Contact Coastal Urgent Care

If your child is experiencing an acute illness or injury and you don’t want to wait for hours in the ER, stop by Coastal Urgent Care, located in Wall, NJ. Our experienced medical team is ready to assist you and your child with compassionate, experienced care for common injuries in children. Call 732-280-2600 or stop by our location at 1825 Rt. 35 in the Kmart Shopping Plaza.