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Urgent Minor Injuries Specialist

Smyrna Pediatrics

Pediatricians & Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner located in SMYRNA, TN

If your son or daughter falls on the playground or scrapes their knee while riding bikes, they might require urgent care for minor injuries. At Smyrna Pediatrics in Smyrna, Tennessee, Rachel Ricafort, MD, FAAP, and the team regularly provide same-day and next-day appointments to address urgent minor injuries, including fevers, cuts, abdominal pain, and coughs. If your son or daughter requires urgent care for a minor injury, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

Urgent Minor Injuries

Why would my child need urgent care for minor injuries?

Unfortunately, you can’t always plan when you need to see a doctor. Accidents and injuries happen, and illnesses can strike at any time. Urgent care services provide prompt medical attention for sickness and injury that require instant treatment but aren’t life-threatening. 

For example, if your child wakes up with a stomach ache and high fever, you might want to schedule an urgent care appointment with us at Smyrna Pediatrics. 

Following an exam and review of your child’s medical history, we can prescribe medicine and make treatment recommendations that help your child feel better. 

What’s the difference between urgent care for minor injuries and an ER?

Emergency room services work to provide treatment for life-threatening medical emergencies. Urgent care, on the other hand, works to provide quick medical attention for serious, but non-life threatening emergencies. 

In addition, ERs treat patients based on their level of need. So if your child pulls a muscle while playing sports, they might have to wait a long time to see a doctor, especially if someone in front of them is having trouble breathing or experiencing severe chest pain. 

What types of urgent minor injuries are treated?

At Smyrna Pediatrics, we provide a comprehensive suite of urgent care services, including treatment of:

  • Asthma
  • Coughs and colds
  • Allergies
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Earaches
  • Sore throats
  • Fingernail and toenail injuries

If your son or daughter cuts themselves or falls and scrapes their knee, our providers can also give them stitches or staples. We can obtain lab work in our office for certain needs.

What is the treatment for urgent minor injuries?

Treatment for urgent minor injuries depends on the source and severity of your child’s symptoms. For example, if your child has a fever, the provider might recommend taking a round of prescription antibiotics, getting plenty of rest, and drinking lots of fluids. 

If your child cuts themselves while playing outside, our providers can fix the injury with staples or adhesives.

No matter the type of urgent minor injury your child experiences, help is available. To make a same- or next-day appointment, call the office, click the online booking tool, or walk in during normal business hours today.