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There's No Need to Go to the ER for These Urgent Conditions

There's No Need to Go to the ER for These Urgent Conditions

A trip to the emergency room (ER) means disruption for the whole family, including time in the waiting room and potential exposure to infectious illnesses. While the ER is essential for life-threatening medical care needs, there are many situations when your child could benefit from urgent care attention instead of emergency care.

Dr. Soos Pediatrics of Dublin, Georgia, offers urgent care for children of all ages. Our After Owls clinic is here to get your child the urgent care you need, when you need it. We accept walk-ins through extended and weekend hours.

Dr. Gyula Soos and his care team can help with urgent care situations, saving you and your family the hassle of an ER visit. Here are some of the conditions and medical needs that urgent care can take care of for you and your family.

Urgent care and injuries

Injuries often occur at inconvenient hours. If your child suffers from a minor injury or cut, come into the After Owls clinic for cleaning, wound care, and a few stitches, if needed. Urgent care is also a good resource for the kinds of mild strains and sprains that can affect active children at play.

Dr. Soos Pediatrics provides in-house X-rays and lab services to diagnose your child’s condition and fully address his or her care needs.

Urgent care for infections

If your child has an ear infection or conjunctivitis, better known as pink eye, you need medical care to get the infection under control. Fevers are another indication that your child could need urgent care, especially if high or sustained.

At Dr. Soos Pediatrics’ After Owls clinic, your child can get checked out by an experienced and friendly medical professional. And, if your child needs antibiotic medication, we can prescribe the right dose.

Urgent care for breathing issues

Urgent care support is appropriate for a mild or moderate asthma attack, and we can also help with breathing issues due to an infection like bronchitis. However, if your child cannot breathe, you need emergency care. Call 911 and head to the ER immediately.

Urgent care vs emergency treatment

Some medical emergencies need emergency treatment. If your child can’t breathe, loses consciousness or vision, is bleeding heavily, or can’t respond to simple verbal instructions, you need emergency care. Seek emergency treatment right away for these situations.

However, for illnesses and injuries that don’t need emergency attention, urgent care at Dr. Soos’ After Owls clinic offers you the benefits of convenience and expert care.

You don’t need to schedule an After Owls appointment. Walk in during our extended hours and talk to our supportive staff about your child’s urgent care needs. You can also contact Dr. Soos Pediatrics over the phone or online.

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