Pediatric Emergency Care for Cough, Sore Throat, North Denver
Coughs and sore throats are very common, especially during the winter months. Most children recover from a cough or sore throat with home treatments or a visit to your pediatrician. However, if your child displays any of the following symptoms or has a compromised immune system, seek care from a pediatric ER.
Emergency Care May Be Necessary If a Cough/Sore Throat is Accompanied By:
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- High fever
- Higher than 100.4 degrees for children 3 months and younger
- Higher than 102.2 degrees for children 3 months and older
- Coughing up blood
- Cannot swallow
- Muffled voice
- Cannot open his or her mouth fully
- Significant swelling on one side of the throat, which may indicate a tonsil abscess
Visiting our ERs
North Suburban has three ERs in the North Denver area. Open 7 days a week, our main hospital emergency room has kid-sized medical equipment and cheerful private rooms to help calm our little patients. Plus, our pediatric ER is staffed by pediatric-trained emergency nurses and board-certified pediatricians from the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, who provide the highest level of care. Please see the map below for locations, addresses, and phone numbers.