Child Health

Child Health in Bedford, MA

We Proudly Serve Billerica, Concord, Lexington, & Chelmsford, MA

When it comes to taking care of your child, you need a team that you can trust to help you stay informed and make sure that you’re doing all you can to keep your child healthy. That’s how the specialty of pediatrics can help you! Pediatrics is a specialty field where your child’s doctor studies specifically to help take care of children and address all of the needs that they may have as they grow up. Your pediatrician can also help address all of the concerns that you may have as a parent, especially if it’s your first child and you aren’t sure where to start. Child Health is the best way to make sure your child is living their best life and staying healthy and happy.

What You Need To Know About Your Child’s Health

The truth is, when a child gets sick, the signs and symptoms can become much more severe. A child’s immune system is not as robust as that of an adult, making it easier for a child to get sick, and taking a longer time for a child to recover.

Common Viral Illnesses That Can Make Your Child Sick

Viruses surround your child, making it extremely likely your child will catch a cold or the flu. Your child might begin to:

  • Cough and wheeze
  • Sneeze or have nasal congestion
  • Feel tired and worn down

Common Bacterial Infections That Can Develop in Your Child

Bacteria surround your child too, and if your child touches an infected surface, and then his or her face, the bacteria can transfer, potentially causing an ear or an eye infection. Strep throat and tonsillitis are other common bacterial infections. Your child might have:

  • A high fever
  • A headache
  • Eye or ear pain
  • A sore throat

How Your Pediatrician Can Help Your Child Feel Better

Your pediatrician can help your child feel better by prescribing antiviral and antibiotic medications to eliminate the bacteria or virus causing the infection or illness. Your pediatrician can also give you information and advice to use at home, to keep your child comfortable during recovery.

There are so many issues and concerns that pediatrics can address in your child. This could include if you feel your child may be dealing with an issue like ADHD. Your child’s pediatrician can help you address these issues and help you and your child manage their ADHD so that they can succeed and achieve all of their goals in life.

Your child’s pediatrician can also address other needs like giving a diagnosis for autism, caring for their behavioral health, and dealing with any signs of anxiety or depression. As well as caring for your child’s mental and behavioral health, your pediatrician can obviously also help your child if they’re dealing with asthma, a cold, rash, or minor injuries. It’s important that you’re able to address and meet all the needs that your child may have.

Interested in learning more about effective ways to improve your child's health? Contact Patriot Pediatrics at (781) 674-2900 to schedule an appointment with our pediatric team. We are conveniently located in Bedford, MA and serve patients in Billerica, Concord, Lexington, & Chelmsford, MA.