Pediatric Asthma and Respiratory Illness Treatment
If your child has asthma, you should know about the best treatments for short-term relief and long-term control. Night Lite Pediatrics specializes in Pediatric Asthma and Respiratory Illnesses Treatment. For more information, call us. We serve patients from Greater Orlando, Jacksonville, Melbourne and Port St Lucie Florida areas.
Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care Center is equipped to perform respiratory and inhalation treatments at all of our 13 locations in the Orlando metro area. Our pediatricians and medical assistants are very knowledgeable in treating asthma exacerbation, bronchiolitis, croup, pneumonia, sinus infection, cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, and many other conditions that may be affecting your child’s breathing. Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care clinics are open from 4 pm to midnight on weekdays and noon to mid night on weekends. Walk ins are welcome!
Respiratory Care for Children
Unfortunately, respiratory illness and chronic lung conditions aren’t exclusive to adults. Children suffer from them as well. While they’re suffering, your heart breaks as a parent. However, you can get them help as soon as possible by bringing them into Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care for treatment. We’re available on the weekends and hours when your regular pediatrician isn’t.
About Respiratory Conditions in Children
We treat the cold and flu, which can cause your child to have swollen lymph nodes, a sore throat, difficulty breathing, and coughing. Your child could have bronchitis, which is a condition that causes swelling in your child’s bronchi. Pneumonia is a possible cause of breathing problems too. It causes the air sacs in your lung to contain fluid. Sometimes, they contain pus. Either way, this makes it difficult for your child to breathe in an adequate amount of oxygen.
Croup is another condition that children can get, and it usually causes your child to have a “barking” cough. It may also lead to a runny or stuffy nose as well as fever. Your child could also have drainage as a result of sinusitis that might cause him or her to have congestion.
Maybe your child has a chronic breathing condition like asthma. Children who have this particular issue may have wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and difficulty obtaining air at times. It’s important to seek out care from a specialist when your child has an attack that’s unaffected by a rescue inhaler.
Diagnostics We Use
The diagnostics we use for testing depending on what the possible issues are that could be affecting your child. For some infections, we may be able to diagnose it without performing testing. However, we may need to conduct an X-ray or CT scan to look at your child’s lungs. Blood tests are another option that we may use if we suspect your child has an illness like pneumonia.
A member of our staff may connect your child to a pulse oximetry device, which measures the amount of oxygen in your son or daughter’s blood. A practitioner from our facility may order a sputum test, which consists of collecting a sample of fluid from your lungs. It’s also possible for a practitioner to perform a pleural fluid culture – a test comprised of our physician collecting fluid from the pleural space in your child’s respiratory system.
How We Treat Respiratory Conditions in Children
The treatment of your kid’s breathing troubles depends on his or her condition. For instance, a common cold or flu isn’t actually treatable, but we can provide your child with remedies to ease his or her discomfort. On the other hand, if your child has an infection like sinusitis, a practitioner will prescribe an antibiotic to clear up the infection.
In some cases, your son or daughter may require cough medicine that’s stronger than those found over the counter. On the other hand, if allergies are responsible for your child’s symptoms, we may need to prescribe an allergy medication to control the underlying cause of the breathing problems.
If your child has asthma that isn’t adequately controlled on his or her current medication, a practitioner from our clinic can alter his or her meds to better manage the condition.
Why Choose Us
We’re available when your kid’s pediatrician isn’t. We help you avoid the emergency room. Plus, we have compassion for children and always provide the highest level of care possible.