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Bumps and Bruises: Top Reasons Why Kids Visit the ER

BUMPS AND BRUISES Dr TOP REAS ONS WHY KIDS VISIT THE ER THE NUMBERS ON CHILDREN AND THE ER 24.2% 15.6% 18.5% OF CHILDREN OF CHILDREN OF CHILDREN under 6 visited an ages 6-17 visited under age 18 ER at least once in 2011 an ER at least once visited an ER at in 2011 least once in 2011 COMMON REASONS FOR PEDIATRIC ER VISITS UPPER RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS Problems with the May include pneumonia, nose, throat, or trachea asthma, or bronchitis BRUISES Severe bruising could Sprains, fractures, contact, be an indication of a and certain conditions more serious condition may cause bruising EAR INFECTION Can be painful, and may 3 out of 4 children will get at least 1 ear cause fever or trouble sleeping infection by the time they are 3 SPRAINS AND STRAINS Can happen during sports, play, or accidental falls May cause swelling, bruising, impeded motion, and pain FEVER May be harmful when Depending on age, the child should see a doctor accompanied by dehydration or loss of appetite sooner rather than later FRACTURES May require a cast, splint, or other immobilization Common in extremities such as the wrists and ankles OPEN WOUNDS Emergency attention may be needed to sterilize and Could be caused by burns, cuts, falls, or bike accidents stitch the wound ABDOMINAL PAIN Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and general pain should be closely monitored Could be related to a stomach bug, food poisoning, or more serious conditions INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY M The Children's Hospital at Palms West Sources: ?report=objectonly child-health/constipation-top-reason-for-child-er-visits/ to-go-to-the-er.aspx under-the-skin-topic-overview parents-often-right-to-bring-kids-with-fever-to-the-er-study

Bumps and Bruises: Top Reasons Why Kids Visit the ER

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Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons for pediatric ER visits. Symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and general pain should be closely monitored. Get more details by c...


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