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Stomach flu causes inflammation of a child's stomach and digestive tract, usually triggering vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. Stomach flu is the second most common illness kids get, after respiratory infections like colds.
The eye infection conjunctivitis, often called pinkeye is common in young kids. It's usually contagious, and breakouts can spread through preschools. it's important to see a doctor. Some kinds of pinkeye go away on their own, but others need treatment.
One in four U.S. children suffers from allergies. They can feel run down, develop secondary sinus infections or asthma. Allergic rhinitis is the most common childhood ailment caused by allergies. Symptoms include a runny and itchy nose, sneezing, postnasal drip, and nasal congestion. A child with allergies may also have itchy, watery, red eyes and chronic ear problems.
Earaches in children are common. Causes can be from fluid behind the eardrum, an infection in the middle part of the ear, or an infection in the ear canal (swimmer's ear). Kids under 5 years old are at a higher risk for ear infections, especially after upper respiratory infections.
Rashes & Bites
We provide treatment for bug bites, rash, swelling, redness, and itching. Common types of rashes, included hives, eczema, viral rash, insect bites, heat rash, and contact rash.
Fever remains the most common concern prompting parents to take their child to the ER. Fever is commonly caused by a viral infection. Your child's body uses a fever to help fight the virus.
Your child could have some kind of virus if they are complaining of pain or discomfort in their throat, having trouble swallowing, or is experiencing hoarseness and coughing.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether a minor laceration can be treated at home or needs further medical assistance. Our providers are trained to assess the severity of the injury and provide the necessary to treatment ranging from bandaging to stitches, Steri-Strips, and Dermabond.
Common Cold & Flu
Differentiating between common cold and flu can be difficult. Our in-house lab can quickly diagnose whether your child is experiencing a common cold or the flu virus.
When we sweat, cry, urinate, poop or vomit, we lose important body water that must be replaced. When it is not replaced, our bodies get dehydrated. Signs of dehydration include a dry or sticky mouth, few or no tears when crying, sunken eyes, less frequent urination, dry or cool skin, and drowsiness or dizziness.
Your Kids Urgent Care in Tampa, FL across from St. Joseph’s Children Hospital is offering FREE COVID-19 testing for all ages! Are you or anyone in your household experiencing the following symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If so, we offer drive-thru and in-office testing! Your Kids Urgent Care in Tampa is here for you when your family has had exposure to someone who has tested positive for the virus or if there’s been potential exposure. We’ve made testing accessible, hassle-free, and simple for the whole family. If you prefer, you can simply drive up anytime during clinic hours (see below) and be tested without ever having to leave your vehicle.
We’re located across from St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa, FL. Our current clinic hours are 7PM-10PM Monday through Friday and 12PM-8PM on Saturdays and Sundays. All Insurance is accepted!
We all have to do our part to slow the spread of this virus, so please continue to follow these CDC guidelines:
- Wash your hands with soap and water regularly
- Use hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol content) only if soap and water are unavailable
- Avoid touching your face
- Avoid close contact with others, maintaining a 6 foot distance from anyone who doesn’t live with you or who lives with you but is sick
- Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others (continue maintaining 6 foot distance)
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into your elbow
- Clean and disinfect
- Monitor your health daily, keeping an eye out for any symptoms.
Family Health Resources
Hand washing tips for the whole family? Check out this article from the CDC.
Need a way to help young children understand why their teachers are wearing face shields? Click here for a free short story.
Want printable information to share with your family? Visit this page for a downloadable lesson on Bacteria, Germs, and Viruses.
If you have any additional questions that weren’t answered here, give us a call at (407) 751-2297 or send us a message!
Flu Shots in Tampa, FL
Flu season is here! Make sure your family is prepared with flu shots from Your Kids Urgent Care in Orlando, FL.
Children are especially susceptible to flu and related complications, so it’s important for your kids to be protected this flu season. The best protection you can give to them is a flu vaccine. There are several different circulating strains each year, so this vaccine is not always 100% effective, but it can actually help shorten or lessen flu symptoms if a vaccinated person does come down with it. Any protection against the flu is better than no protection, so the CDC still recommends annual flu shots. We strive to provide vaccinations that protect against the several strains expected for that particular year.
FAQ’s about Flu Shots
Who should get a flu shot?
- All children 6 months of age and older
- All caregivers and household contacts to help protect those who can’t receive a flu vaccine or those with high-risk medical conditions
When should my child get a flu shot?
- The CDC recommends vaccinating as soon as flu vaccine is available
- Flu season can start as early as October, but usually peaks between January and March.
Do children need a flu vaccine every year?
Yes, everyone who is able to have a flu shot should do so each year. There are 2 main reasons for the reoccuring need:
- Immune protection from vaccination declines over time, so annual vaccination is needed for the best protection.
- Flu viruses are constantly changing, therefore the vaccines may be updated from one season to the next to protect against the viruses that research suggests could be most common during the upcoming flu season.
What are the benefits of flu vaccinations according to the CDC?
Annual flu vaccinations...
- can keep you from getting sick with the flu
- can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization for children
- is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions
- can reduce severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get sick
- helps protect people around you
- can be lifesaving in children
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
Everyone older than 6 months should get vaccinated annually, unless otherwise discussed with a medical professional. We offer flu shots for the whole family (6 months through 65 years old) at Your Kids Urgent Care in Tampa, FL. Visit us as soon as possible before peak flu season!