Why is it that it seems kids always get sick at night and on the weekends?

I don’t know about you but for me fevers, coughs, vomiting, whatever the symptoms, are often scarier in the dark or when the office is closed.

If this sounds familiar, your first thought may be to call us ASAP because you know that we’re always available for urgent concerns that can’t wait until the office reopens. Or maybe you start looking to Dr. Google for answers.

But here’s a Weiss Pediatric Care best-kept-secret that may save you a phone call and provide the trusted guidance you need to calm after hour fears.

The Is Your Child Sick? app on our home page is written by the country’s leading expert on Nurse Phone Triage, Dr. Barton Schmitt. It is parent friendly and offers much of the same science-based information that our team uses when speaking with families about illnesses. It even has a quick guide to medicine dosages.

We want you to be empowered and confident when it comes to your child’s health. That’s why we’ve made this resource available to you.

Whatever your medical concerns Is Your Child Sick? has information about the causes and home management of specific symptoms, how to decide when to call us, and when you should go to the emergency room. Coughs? Fevers? Ear pain? We’ve got you covered You’ll find guidance on over 100 common childhood illness and more.

The good news about kids is that most symptoms can wait until the office reopens. Broken bones, difficulty breathing, trouble waking, and fever for babies under 3 months are among the issues that warrant an ER visit. Beyond that, Is Your Child Sick? can eliminate urgent care outings that may lead to unnecessary testing and medications.

So…what’s on your mind? What would you like to learn more about? Click on Is Your Child Sick? and check out the drop-down menu with over 100 signs and symptoms of illness. Let us know what you found to be helpful and what you’d like to know more about. Send your thoughts to contactus@weisscare.com



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