KidsStreet Urgent Care Blog

UTI in Children

What is a UTI or Urinary Tract Infection? Roughly 8% of girls and about 2% of boys will be diagnosed with a UTI before they turn 5. This means parents need to know what it is, how to identify it, and when to treat it.  A Urinary Tract Infection is exactly what it sounds like,… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Strep Throat

Strep throat is a common childhood illness. It is the result of an infection by a bacteria known as Streptococcus. There are several various forms of the bacteria, but the two main types are group A Streptococcus and group B Streptococcus. Strep bacteria pass from one person to another when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches another person… Read more »

Urgent Care’s Role in Treating Seasonal Allergies

Allergies affect more than 50 million children and adults every year. When we come in contact with an allergen, our body tries to defend itself from allergy attacks. Dust, mold, and pollen agitate and evoke reactions within the body. If you have allergies, you know what it’s like–watery eyes, sneezing, headaches, congestion and the list… Read more »

Preventing Sickness at School

The average American child has six to 10 colds a year. In fact, children’s colds cause more doctor visits and missed school days than any other illness.   Here are 10 ways to help protect your child from germs, illness, and sickness at school. Know How and When to Wash Hands: Children often don’t wash their hands often enough… Read more »

Hand Washing 101

Hand washing is by far the best way to keep kids from getting sick and prevent the spread of germs. As early as possible, get your child into the habit of washing her hands often and thoroughly.   1. When Hand Washing is important: After playing outside When touching animals After using the bathroom Before eating or touching food… Read more »

Kids and Broken Bones

Children and Broken Bones How can I tell if my child has broken a bone? Although the term fracture may sound serious, it is just another name for a broken bone. As you probably remember from your own childhood, fractures are very common. In fact, they are the fourth most common injury among children under age… Read more »

Signs of Sensory Overload

Sensory overload occurs when the body is unable to process, organize, and respond to all the incoming sensory input. Although stress is a part of life and growing up, you need to intervene when you sense that it is undermining your child’s physical or psychological well-being.   Signs of sensory processing overload in children: Seems restless,… Read more »

Healthy Sleep Habits

Did you know by the age of two, most children have spent more time asleep than awake and overall, a child will spend 40 percent of their childhood asleep. Sleep is especially important for children as it directly impacts mental and physical development.   Childhood Sleep Guidelines: Infants: 4 to 12 months require 12 to… Read more »

When Kids Choke

Responding to a Choking Emergency Although children under age four are most at risk for choking on food and small objects, youngsters in their middle years can choke too. A number of foods or other items (for instance, hot dogs, poorly chewed pieces of meat, grapes, raw carrots, hard candy, balloons, small toy parts) can… Read more »