Common Child Illness FAQs

Every parent has been there. The moment your child walks up to you looking pained and says, “I don’t feel good.” Their stomach hurts or they’re complaining of a sore throat. 

While you don’t want them to feel icky, sometimes as parents you face a real dilemma. Which child illnesses merit a visit to the doctor and which ones do you treat with some tender loving care and over the counter medications?

How do you decide what to do? 

Read on to learn about the most common child illnesses and their symptoms to help you decide when to seek care from the doctor.

If your child’s symptoms persist or worsen, it’s a good sign you need medical care for them. 

At Pediatric Care Centers, we see patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We take appointment patients from 8 am to 8 pm. Your child can see a doctor at our Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, or Fleming Island locations. We are here to treat your child’s common childhood illnesses.

24/7 Pediatric Care Centers are Jacksonville pediatricians, Jacksonville Beach pediatricians, and Fleming Island pediatricians providing care for children from newborn to 18 years. Our 24-hour office also provides services for non-life-threatening illnesses to registered patients 24 hours a day.

24/7 Pediatric Care Centers is not a substitute for Emergency or Trauma-related medical care.
If you feel your child is experiencing a life-threatening event, immediately call 911.