Due to a developing immune system, children are prone to infections. At Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care in New Albany, Indiana, Laleh Rezaei, MD, takes a functional medicine approach to the treatment of pediatric infections. Instead of treating just the symptoms, the practice focuses on finding and treating the root cause of the infection to prevent or reduce risk of a recurrence. For expert care for your child’s infection, contact the office by phone or through the online booking tool today.
You may worry about your child’s immune system if it feels as though they pick up every cold that goes around the school. But it’s normal for children to have up to eight colds a year.
Other common pediatric infections include:
In addition to treatment of common pediatric infections, Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care also specializes in the management of common childhood diseases, including asthma, allergies, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Pediatric infection symptoms vary in type and severity depending on the type of infection.
Depending on the type of infection, symptoms may include:
Though you may be able to manage some common pediatric infections at home, if your child has a high fever or their symptoms aren’t improving with at-home care, contact Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care to schedule an evaluation.
You should also contact the pediatric practice if you have a newborn or baby who is less than 3 months of age with a fever, even if the fever is mild.
You can expect comprehensive care when you bring your child to Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care when they have an infection. The pediatric practice takes a holistic approach to care, utilizing functional medicine to identify the root cause of your child’s infection so they get the most effective treatment.
In addition to reviewing your child’s symptoms and conducting a physical exam, the pediatric provider also asks detailed questions about your child’s diet, activity, daily schedule, and environment to assess exposure to toxins that may affect immune health. Diagnostic testing, such as stool, urine, or blood analysis, may also be conducted.
The providers at Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care develop individualized treatment plans for pediatric infections based on the underlying causes.
Treatment for an infection may include:
For a bacterial infection, your provider may prescribe an antibiotic. They are experts in nutrition and may suggest you add specific nutritional supplements to your child’s daily routine to improve immune health and protect against infections.
Pediatric infections are common. For comprehensive care for your sick child, call Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care or request an appointment online today. The practice also offers telemedicine appointments.