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Five Reasons to Visit an Emergency Room

Five Reasons to Visit an Emergency Room

Closeup on man treating his injured painful swollen forehead that needs the attention of an emergency room staffVisiting an emergency room is not something anyone ever wants to do. Still, if you are facing symptoms of a serious illness or an injury, you need immediate medical help. Obviously, if you have a condition like a gunshot wound or have been in an accident and sustained serious injuries, getting to the ER as soon as possible is a no-brainer. However, there are many situations where you need to visit Highland Park Emergency Room in Dallas.  Here are five key times when an illness means you should head to the ER.

A Fever in a New Born Baby

When a child is badly ill, it becomes very important to get to the ER because kids are at risk of lots of life-threatening illnesses that may not be as high risk to adults. If your child is under three months old, you should go to the ER if their temperature is 100.4 or higher.

A Fever of 102 or Higher in an Older Child

For older children, you may not need ER care until your child’s fever is 102 or higher. This is a serious symptom and can lead to many complications. High fevers that last for 4 hours or more can be life- threatening.

Fever, Headaches, and a Rash in Children

In addition, if your child is sick and symptoms include a bad headache, and a widespread rash, this could indicate a serious infection. A non-blanching rash could indicate conditions like sepsis or meningitis, which can be life-threatening.

Chest Pain in Adults

Remember, chest pain is the main indicator of a heart attack. If an older adult is suffering from chest pains or pain in their left arm, leave to the ER immediately. You may be saving a life.

Severe Abdominal Painemergency room female staff member putting a concerned hand on a woman suffering from abdominal pain

Finally, severe abdominal pain that lasts for several hours needs medical attention. Stomach aches, pregnancy, and food poisoning may be common, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t visit a doctor. Abdominal pain that lasts for several hours can point to a serious condition like appendicitis or bowel obstruction.

Choose the Right Emergency Room

When you have symptoms causing concern, visit the emergency room to make sure you aren’t dealing with anything serious. Many patients in Dallas come to Highland Park Emergency Room because we provide fast, efficient care without long waits. In addition, we have onsite lab and diagnostic capabilities to ensure your experience is both fast and effective. Contact us today to find out more.

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Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to accept Government Insurances, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Tri-Care in addition to Ambetter Insurance.

This facility is a freestanding emergency medical care facility. The facility charges rates comparable to a hospital emergency room and may charge a facility fee. A facility or a physician providing medical care at the facility may be an out-of-network provider for the patient ’s health benefit plan provider network. A physician providing medical care at the facility may bill separately from the facility for the medical care provided to a patient. The facility is an out-of-network provider for all health benefit plans.



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