A child's relationship with the pediatrician begins as soon as he is born. Normally, parents have one of their choice before birth, otherwise the attending pediatrician will be the first to check the health of the newborn.
Why is it important to visit the pediatrician?
- • To promote the harmonious health, growth and development of all children.
- • Evaluate health conditions, their risks and the growth and development process by periodically monitoring the life process.
- • Promote healthy eating, with nutritional contributions appropriate for age, breastfeeding in the early years, balanced supplementation and supplementation with micro nutrients.
- • Promote healthy conditions and lifestyles, promoting protective factors and controlling risk factors.
- • Promote good treatment, emotional ties, and humane parenting practices among parents, caregivers, adults, and children.
- • Prevent the most frequent illnesses and accidents, promoting specific protection measures and timely identifying the problems that affect children.
Some symptoms or eventualities that require timely attention
- • Accidental or deliberate ingestion of medications or toxic material.
- • Asthmatic wheezing.
- • Uncontrollable bleeding.
- • Bluish lips or cyanosis.
- • Bulky soft spot.
- • Choking or labored breathing
- • Seizures or convulsive movements
- • Dehydration due to persistent vomiting or diarrhea.
- • Fever greater than 105 ° Fahrenheit or 40 ° Celsius.
- • Inability to wake up.
- • Loss of ability to stand or walk.
- • Purple or red spots like blood on the skin.
- • Lethargy or severe pain.
- • Neck stiffness
- • Tender abdomen or groin
It is important that you consult with your pediatrician about the periodicity of the control check-ups, since these may vary based on the age and conditions of each children.