Southern Nevada Pediatric Center
Board Certified Pediatricians located in Las Vegas, NV
Infants, children, adolescents, and young adults can expect high-quality pediatric medical care at Southern Nevada Pediatric Center in Las Vegas. General pediatric services, such as immunizations, testing and blood work, and innovative treatments are available. The expert pediatricians can treat a broad spectrum of conditions, including asthma, allergies, the flu, eczema, depression, and anxiety. Call the friendly office staff or use the online scheduler to book a consultation.
General Pediatrics Q & A
What is general pediatrics?
Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that encompasses the care of newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Pediatric care can include physical exams, immunizations, testing and lab work, chronic disease management, and education on how to live a healthier lifestyle. The pediatricians at Southern Nevada Pediatric Center work closely with every parent and child to improve wellness and lower health risks.
What are some of the most common reasons for pediatric visits?
Most pediatric visits are recommended as part of an ongoing health care plan to stay up to date with immunizations, screenings, education, and more. Some pediatric visits are due to acute illnesses and aesthetic or functional concerns, such as the flu and acne.
Asthma is a respiratory condition involving chronic inflammation and swelling of the airways (bronchial tubes). This inflammation can come and go in flares and often presents symptoms, such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest.
Certain substances and environmental factors can irritate your airways and trigger your symptoms.
Allergies happen when your immune system reacts to pollen, a food substance, bee venom, pet dander, or some other substance that it perceives as foreign. With allergies, your immune system typically reacts to something that’s normal and isn’t considered harmful. Your immune system creates antibodies and symptoms can arise, such as inflamed skin, congested sinuses, and digestive issues.
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a condition involving red and itchy skin. Eczema is more common in children and the symptoms tend to come and go in flares.
With eczema, small, raised bumps may appear on the skin that leak fluid and crust over when scratched, causing thickened, scaly, and cracked skin.
Some pediatric concerns and complications can present both emotional and physical challenges. Southern Nevada Pediatric Center pediatricians consider and incorporate every aspect of wellness, including mental and physical health.
What are the benefits of general pediatrics?
General pediatric care is beneficial for both parent and child. General pediatric care can:
- Lower the risks of diseases and complications
- Reveal important information about the health of your child, such as blood sugar levels and inflammatory markers
- Provide you with the valuable medical support and knowledge of a trained pediatrician
- Provide you with access to personalized services and state-of-the-art testing and treatment methods using the latest technology
For top-quality general pediatric care, call Southern Nevada Pediatric Center or use the online scheduling system.