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Sick Visits

Dr. Sindu Pillai, MD Inc.

Pediatricians located in Murrieta, CA

When your child has an unexpected illness or injury, you need to see a health care provider right away. At Dr. Sindu Pillai, MD Inc., in Murrietta, California, the pediatrician and friendly staff offer same-day sick visits so your child can get the immediate care they need. The highly experienced pediatrician, Sindu Pillai, MD, wants nothing more than your child to be healthy and well. To schedule a sick visit, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

Sick visits are medical appointments needed when your child has an unexpected illness or injury. 

Dr. Pillai has been taking care of the children in the Temecula Valley for nearly 25 years. She understands that children get sick at different times, and it’s not something you can plan for in advance.

At her practice, Dr. Pillai leaves time in her schedule for same-day sick visits. She also responds to phone messages in a timely manner during and after office hours to answer any questions you may have about your child’s illness.  

Dr. Pillai and the friendly staff at the pediatric practice make sure you and your child get needed care as soon as possible. 

When do children need sick visits?

Like many parents, you may debate whether your child needs to see the pediatrician or not when they’re feeling under the weather. However, Dr. Pillai encourages you to call the office for guidance when in doubt.

You should bring your child in for a sick visit if they have:

  • A fever that lasts three or more days 
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Sore throat with a fever
  • A cold that fails to improve within a week
  • Earache
  • Unexpected rash
  • Trouble breathing
  • Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
  • Pink eye
  • Pain when urinating

Dr. Pillai also provides newborn care and recommends you call to schedule a sick visit if your newborn or infant has a fever or change in appetite.

What can I expect during sick visits?

You can expect compassionate care during a sick visit with Dr. Pillai. She asks detailed questions about your child’s illness, including symptoms and when they started.

She performs a physical exam and may request testing to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis. Testing might include a strep test for strep throat or a flu test.

After the examination, Dr. Pillai makes treatment recommendations, which may consist of rest and over-the-counter pain relievers. If your child has a bacterial infection, Dr. Pillai prescribes an antibiotic.

If your child has a serious illness, Dr. Pillai may recommend taking them to the emergency room or urgent care clinic. 

For expert care for your sick child, call Dr. Sindu Pillai, MD Inc., or schedule a sick visit online today.