An infectious disease consultation allows the team of pediatricians at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics to prevent, diagnose, and treat a range of acute and chronic infectious diseases. This can include several illnesses like:
Other infectious diseases that may be diagnosed through an infectious disease consultation include:
When your child sees a pediatrician at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics for an infectious disease consultation, the doctor may run a variety of tests. These may include:
Depending on the results of the examination and testing, the doctor determines if there is an infection present. If so, your pediatrician administers the proper medication and counsels you on the care and prevention of further complications.
Your pediatrician may also require a follow-up to check on your child’s progress and healing. This may be recommended in 10 days, two weeks, or a few months.
If your child is showing signs of an infectious disease, they may need a consultation with their pediatrician. This may be appropriate if your child has experienced:
Your child may also require an infectious disease consultation if they have been given a full round of antibiotics but have not shown significant improvement.
If your child is getting ready to travel out of the country, you should also schedule a consultation. Your pediatrician may recommend travel vaccinations or special destination-specific precautions.
If you think your child could benefit from an infectious disease consultation with a pediatric specialist, contact Carnegie Hill Pediatrics today. You can schedule your initial appointment by calling the office or booking online.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!