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Tips for parents: Your child is sick and you’re worried

Your child’s been sneezing, wheezing, coughing and just doesn’t feel good. And with all the media attention surrounding Enterorvirus EV-D68, you may be even more on edge. You’re worried and you don’t know how to help your child.

At Children’s Wisconsin, we offer the following tips:

  1. Call your child’s doctor or nurse: Tell them the symptoms your child is having. The nurse or doctor will guide you on what do to next — that may be taking him or her to the doctor’s office, to urgent care or, in severe cases, to the emergency room.
  2. Download Children’s On Call app: We offer a free mobile app where you look up your child’s symptoms and get quick advice on how serious it might be and what kind of care you should get. It also offers tips for making your little one feel better.
  3. Lots of rest: Viral season is here and the fastest way to recover is to get plenty of rest and stay hydrated.
  4. Extra TLC: Last and certainly not least, give your child lots of love, snuggles and tender loving care.

Urgent care clinics just for kids

Children’s Wisconsin offers urgent care clinics just for kids. The clinics are open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

For a limited time, the New Berlin Urgent Care clinic will have extended hours to meet the demand of the current level of respiratory illnesses in our area. Call (414) 266-4800 for more information.