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When to See a Pediatrician

How your pediatricians in Raleigh, NC, can help your child stay healthy

You want your child to enjoy great health, so knowing when to see a pediatrician is important. You want your child to recover from an illness or injury as soon as possible, and that’s where pediatric services come in.

The pediatricians at Raleigh Children And Adolescents Medicine provide comprehensive medical services for children. They have two convenient office locations in Raleigh, NC, to help your child stay healthy.

Many minor illnesses or injuries can be treated at home, but if you are in doubt, it’s best to bring your child in to see a pediatrician. You should certainly bring your child in to see a pediatrician if:

  • Your child has a fever that has lasted longer than 2 days
  • The fever is higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, and your child is under 2 months old
  • The fever is at least 104 degrees Fahrenheit, and your child is 2 months or older

Fever is an important indicator of illness, and there are others, including:

  • Red, itchy ears or eyes
  • Problems swallowing
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chronic coughing and wheezing
  • Frequent nausea and vomiting
  • A persistent skin rash
  • Frequent diarrhea and constipation
  • Chronic abdominal or chest pain

Injuries and accidents are other great reasons to bring your child in for a pediatric visit, especially if your child has:

  • Severe bruising
  • Severe pain with movement
  • Severe inflammation and swelling
  • Strained or sprained muscles, ligaments, or tendons
  • Dislocated or fractured bones

There are some instances that are medical emergencies, requiring immediate, emergency care. These include:

  • Severe, labored breathing
  • Pale, blue skin color
  • Anaphylactic allergic reaction
  • Severe chest or abdominal pain

To learn more about when to visit your pediatrician, talk with the experts. Call the pediatricians at Raleigh Children And Adolescents Medicine. You can reach them in either of their Raleigh, NC, offices by calling (919) 781-7490, so call now.

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Phone (919) 781-7490

Answering Service (919) 831-5526

Fax (919) 783-0903

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Duraleigh Office Location

3100 Duraleigh Road, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC. 27612


Brier Creek Office Location

10208 Cerny Street, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC. 27617


  • *On Wednesdays we typically do not open our doors until 9am (We do have an occasional Wednesday that we will open at 8am)
  • Outside of regular office hours, calls automatically go to our answering service
  • On weekdays during lunch from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, calls are automatically transferred to our answering service (our answering service can give you the option to leave a non-urgent message that will be checked that afternoon)
  • All patient visits by appointment only