Sick Again? You're Not Alone.

If you’re like more parents– it’s like you just get over one cold, and boom, another one hits. We’re here to shed some light on why this happens and offer some tips to help you navigate through it.

So, picture this: your little ones bring home all sorts of stuff from school or daycare, right? Well, it turns out they’re not just bringing home their backpacks – they’re also carrying a whole bunch of germs. And these germs? They like to spread. A lot. 

In fact, did you know that if you have two or more kids, chances are someone in your household will be sick with a respiratory illness for more than half of the year? Yeah, it’s a lot to take in.

But here’s the thing: it’s not just your household. It’s happening to families everywhere. And while it might seem like there’s no end in sight, there are some reasons behind why this keeps happening. With kids spending more time at home lately and not being exposed to the usual bugs at school or daycare, their immune systems might not be as strong as they could be. Plus, with flu, RSV, and COVID-19 all making the rounds at the same time, it’s like the perfect storm for sickness.

At Panda Pediatrics, we’re all about helping families get through sickness no matter what the season. Our walk-in clinics are here to provide immediate care for your little ones when they’re feeling under the weather. And our team of healthcare professionals? They’re ready to offer up some tips on how to keep those pesky germs at bay.

So, remember this: you’re not alone in this battle against sickness. We’re here to support you every step of the way. Together, we’ll get through this – one tissue at a time.

families with 2 or more children are sick more than half the year

Children may experience a viral infection as often as once a month. It's not uncommon for a cough to linger for four to six weeks after a virus, meaning they (or you) may catch another bug before fully recovering from the previous one.

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Panda Pediatrics

We exist to provide quality and compassionate health care to all children & adolescents in Lawrence and surrounding areas – focusing on integrated, patient-centered care.

As part of the Heartland Community Health Center Family, Panda Pediatrics accepts all patients regardless of income or insurance status.

We’re there when you need us, we have a physician on call 24-hours-a-day and a nurse triage line for all of your questions.

Walk-In Clinic

Open every week day, Panda Pediatrics is the only walk-in clinic specializing exclusively in pediatric care in Lawrence. 

Established patients can visit the walk-in clinic for non-emergent sick symptoms such as: ear infections, fever, cough, respiratory symptoms, vomiting and diarrhea.