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Megan Hannon, MD, Emergency Medicine, South Shore Hospital

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Five Signs Your Child May Need to Visit the Emergency Department

Posted by Megan Hannon, MD, Emergency Medicine, South Shore Hospital on Oct 3, 2017 10:44:00 AM

As an Emergency Department (ED) physician, I know that a trip to the ED is something that all parents dread. It can mean long waits and you may question whether or not an injury or illness warrants an ED visit.

Below are five of the most common issues we see in South Shore Hospital’s ED and some guidance about how to determine when a trip to the ED is warranted, or if it can wait for an appointment with your child’s pediatrician.

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Topics: Children's Health, Emergency Care