If Sickness Occurs Well Child Visits | Nutrition- Prevention & Wellness | Helpful Links | Health Dept. & Traveler Health Services
If your child is not breathing, turns blue, or suffers a life threatening accident, CALL 911 immediately.
If your infant is 2 months or under and has a rectal temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38.1 degrees Celsius) or higher, call your pediatrician immediately. This is an absolute necessity. The doctor will need to examine the baby to rule out any serious infection or disease.
You need to notify your pediatrician if your 3-6 month old has a rectal temperature of 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38.3 degrees Celsius) or greater.
If your child is older than 6 months and has a temperature of 102 degrees Fahrenheit (39.4 degrees Celsius) or higher.
If your child is vomiting and/or has diarrhea, he may be becoming dehydrated and needs to be seen especially if this goes on for several hours and if associated with a high fever.
In an older child, if a high fever persists for more than 24 hours or is associated with other symptoms such as sore throat, earache, rash, or cough, a sick visit is indicated.
Or, anytime you, as the parent, feel concerned about your child's health.
Health Brochures for download (pdf)
Adobe Acrobat Reader® is required to view the following forms. To download this free software, click here.
Tips for Kids Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
(Immunization schedule could change per AAP)
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Benjamin Franklin
Sunshine Pediatrics of Central Florida wishes to encourage all parents to take an active preventive role in your child's future health by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. Making healthy lifestyle choices should be a family endeavor. Parents play a key role in the lifestyle choices that their children make. Never underestimate the power of the parental role model. It's our jobs as parents to teach our children not only how to say "no" to drugs and other unhealthy lifestyles choices, and how to make wise choices that can optimize our health and wellbeing. Making healthy food choices can help boost the immune system as well as protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
This information is for educational purposes only and it should be used only as a guide.
Copyright @ 2006-2015 Sunshine Pediatrics