240 18th Street Circle SE

Hickory, NC 28602

Doctors office vs. Emergency Room


When Accidents or Emergencies Happen...

Tips for parents on when to call your pediatrician or go to the ER


  • Your child is less than 2 months old and has a fever. Fever is defined as a temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) or higher.
  • You suspect your child has a broken bone, particularly if there is visible swelling or unevenness and bumps in the injured area - a sign that the broken bone is misaligned.
  • Your child has had a seizure
  • Your child has signs of dehydration, such as very dry lips and mouth, absence of urination for more than 12 hours, lethargy and confusion
  • Your child has heavy, fast breathing, is gasping for air or manages to utter only two or three words before taking a breath.

Call your Pediatrician;

  • Your child has a sore throat, fever, cough, runny nose, congestion, body aches, or chills
  • Your child has a minor cut
  • Your child has a minor injury such as a sprain or strain or head injury without loss of consciousness
  • Your child has an earache or sinus pain
  • Your child may be having an asthma flare-up
  • Your child has nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Your child has a symptoms of localized infection--redness, swelling, warm to touch.

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