As parents, we always want to give the best to our children. We want them to be happy, safe, and contented. That is why we provide them with all the love and care that they need, and protect them from all danger, to the point that we want to control the inevitable. But, as real as it may be, there are things that we cannot be in charge of and avoid, and one of these things is them needing immediate medical attention. Though some illnesses can be prevented, most instances where our children needed to be rushed to the hospital are out of our hands or are difficult to avoid. Here are some of the most common pediatric emergency medicine cases, and let us find out where we can find ways to, with the help of the pediatricians, steer clear of them.

As parents, we always want to give the best to our children. We want them to be happy, safe, and contented. That is why we provide them with all the love and care that they need, and protect them from all danger, to the point that we want to control the inevitable. But, as real as it may be, there are things that we cannot be in charge of and avoid, and one of these things is them needing immediate medical attention. Though some illnesses can be prevented, most instances where our children needed to be rushed to the hospital are out of our hands or are difficult to avoid. Here are some of the most common pediatric emergency medicine cases, and let us find out where we can find ways to, with the help of the pediatricians, steer clear of them.

 

Common pediatric emergency medicine cases

 

Endocrine disorder (Diabetes)

pediatric emergency patientChildren love sweets, even adults do. But to consume a lot may lead to your child to develop tooth decay or an endocrine disorder called diabetes. Diabetes may be a genetic disorder, but you can only detect it if you check your child’s blood sugar. High sugar in the blood can be manifested by vomiting and having watery stools, some even lost their consciousness and have convulsions. Immediate medical attention is the key to save a child with diabetes and constant monitoring of the disease once it is diagnosed will be the weapon of parents from any emergency situation.

 

Genitourinary disorders

Symptoms of UTIs and infections of the genitals can also be apparent reasons for pediatric emergency medicine consultation. For kids, they can tell you that it hurts to pee and that their genitals are itchy, and babies who can’t verbalize their pain can exhibit fever and fatigue. Parents can avoid these circumstances by giving their children supplements to strengthen the body’s defense against bacteria-causing infection, and to monitor their kids ‘poop and pee’ time because holding urination in order to play more as well as having constipation can help develop UTIs.

 

Physical injuries

Accidents can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere! But for raucous kids who play hard without fear of getting hurt, injuries can be more possible. Falls can lead to muscle sprain/strain,  fractures, wound lesions, and head trauma. These instances, if moderate to severe, should be presented to a doctor as a pediatric emergency medicine case, just to be sure that tests can confirm that no further injury was sustained, especially with concussions and contusions. For these injuries, parents can have their kids wear protective gear like helmets, mouthguards, and elbow/knee pads each time they participate in a play or game. Moreover, keep an eye on them in playgrounds to make sure that no accidental falls can happen.

 

Burns

Yes, this is another accident that can be prevented as much as we would like, but sometimes, it is really bound to happen, and your kid needs to be attended by a doctor. Too much sun exposure, boisterous kids playing with stoves and ovens, or having access to lighters and matches to use for playing can all be the culprit of them having burnt skin. Though some parents treat their mild burns at home, it can also be safe of you have a doctor clean and observe the wounds so as to avoid getting an infection.

 

Gastrointestinal problems

pediatric emergencyVomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pains are very common symptoms of kids being rushed to the hospital. It may be caused by what they eat, an allergic reaction, or diabetes, among others. What is important is that parents try to keep the child hydrated, feel comfortable and rested as much as possible, since fatigue, fever, and loss of consciousness can follow as signs of dehydration. Watch what your kids are eating, offer them healthier options, talk to the canteen manager for a better meal plan, anything that would make your child eat healthily is means enough to avoid abdominal upsets.

 

Infections

Our body can harbor lots of bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, and other contaminants that would lead us from having bodily infections. Though their entry to our body is all different from each other, what needs to be constant and consistent is our ways to help eradicate their chances of spreading diseases to our children. Cleaning your house, allowing them to get vaccinated, and keeping them healthy, hopefully are effective enough to prevent them from having deadly infections.

 

Respiratory problems

Severe coughing, chest pain, and problems with breathing are sure signs of a pediatric emergency medicine case. There are so many respiratory disorders that can be diagnosed with these symptoms, including pneumonia, tuberculosis, severe allergic reaction, asthma, bronchitis, etc. once diagnosed, bacterial or viral infections may be alleviated by rest and medications, but irreversible COPDs like asthma may need to be constantly monitored and given inhalers so that attacks would be managed and lessened. Change in the environment can also work, like eradicating dust mites, smoking, mold, and other harmful allergens that may trigger attacks and infections.

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