It’s an unfortunate truth: your child will get sick at some point in his or her young life, whether with a cold, an ear infection, or another common childhood illness. When your child becomes ill outside of your doctor’s hours, come to Fast Track Urgent Care. We offer pediatric urgent care services at the following Maryland locations:
10540 Connecticut Ave
Kensington, MD 20895
13428 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Your child’s health is our priority. Stop by either of these urgent care locations anytime—there’s no need to make an appointment at our walk-in clinics, and our board-certified doctors are accessible when you can’t schedule an appointment with your child’s pediatrician.
Learn more about common childhood illnesses and how to treat them, and if you have any other questions, call Fast Track Urgent Care at 800-417-1164. Contact us online when you’re searching for “urgent care clinics near me.”
Common Childhood Illnesses
There are plenty of different viruses and infections that can affect your child, but some are more common than others! We often see the following illnesses in children in the Maryland area, and we’re familiar with the treatment options for each one.
- Chickenpox – This contagious illness, caused by the varicella-zoster virus, will result in an itchy rash with red spots or blisters across your child’s body.
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) – This illness is most common in infants and toddlers, and affects their lungs. Though it starts out with symptoms similar to a cold, it can escalate quickly and lead to pneumonia or bronchitis. Keep an eye out for wheezing, fast breathing, or a blue tint around your child’s mouth.
- Measles (Rubeola) – This contagious respiratory infection will present a rash across your child’s body and is usually accompanies by a fever, cough, and congestion.
- Ear Infections – If your child complains of an earache, or becomes fussy and grabs at his or her ears, it may be because of an ear infection. When germs from your child’s nose or throat get trapped behind their eardrum, their middle ear can get infected. Children with ear infections may experience a fever or have trouble sleeping.
- Colds – Colds are unfortunately all-too-common. Symptoms can include congestion, coughing, and a mild fever. With plenty of rest and fluids, most children recover from colds within a week.
- Strep Throat – The tell-tale sign of this illness is throat pain, which could be accompanied by swollen lymph nodes, a fever, or even stomach pain.
- Gastroenteritis – Commonly referred to as a “stomach bug,” this illness can cause severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and a fever. Symptoms typically subside in a matter of days.
- Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease – This illness usually begins with a sore throat, then painful red spots or blisters can develop in your child’s mouth. This is often followed by a skin rash or blisters on your child’s palms and the soles of his or her feet.
- Influenza (Flu) – The easiest way to avoid this illness is by making sure your child is given a flu vaccine The flu usually comes with a high fever, sore throat, headache, and a cough. Some more severe cases can be accompanied by vomiting or diarrhea, as well.
- Pinkeye – If you notice redness in your child’s eye(s), along with yellowish discharge or crustiness, he or she likely has pinkeye. Your child should be treated with antibacterial eye drops for at least 24 hours before returning to school to avoid spreading the bacterial infection to his or her classmates.
- Pinworms – Pinworms are parasites that can live in human digestive systems. If your child swallows pinworm eggs, those eggs will hatch and grow into worms. The worms crawl out of your child’s rectum and lay eggs around their anus, which cause itching. When your child scratches, the eggs cling to their fingernails and are dislodged on other things that they touch, which makes it easy for pinworms to spread to other children. They can be treated with prescription medicine that kills the worms.
- Lice – Head lice are usually found in your child’s hair, clinging to their scalp to feed on their blood. Itching on the scalp may not start until weeks after the lice have started to spread. A doctor can tell if your child has lice by combing through his or her hair to look for lice or eggs. Treatment includes prescription-strength creams, lotions, or shampoos that kill the lice and alleviate the itching.
If your child is experiencing these or any other childhood illnesses, visit Fast Track Urgent Care for quick, affordable treatment!
Does Fast Track Urgent Care Accept Insurance?
Fast Track Urgent Care accepts many insurance plans. If you don’t see your insurance plan listed here, feel free to contact Fast Track Urgent Care online or call us at 800-417-1164 today with any questions.
Additional Children’s Medical Services at Fast Track Urgent Care
Our team of certified doctors and physicians provide other pediatric urgent care services in Montgomery County, including:
- Checkups and well-visits
- Flu shots
- School physicals
- Sports physicals
- Summer camp physicals
When your child is in need of urgent care or walk-in clinic services in Montgomery County, visit our Fast Track Urgent Care locations in Silver Spring or Kensington for quick, affordable treatment.
Why Choose Fast Track Urgent Care?
There are a variety of advantages to choosing Fast Track Urgent Care over a traditional physician or a visit to the emergency room.
- You don’t need to call ahead. There is no need to make an appointment at our walk-in clinics.
- You can trust our staff. Our board certified doctors and clinicians provide the same level of care you would get at your own doctor’s office.
- You won’t have to wait long. Typically, the wait at Fast Track Urgent Care is far shorter than the wait at the emergency room.
Learn more about Fast Track’s pediatric urgent care services—call Fast Track Urgent Care at 800-417-1164 or contact us online, or visit our Silver Spring or Kensington locations today!
Urgent Care Service Area
In addition to our walk-in clinics in Silver Spring and Kensington, we also provide urgent care services for people who live and work in the following Maryland areas: Adelphi, Ashton, Aspen Hill, Beltsville, Bethesda, Brookeville, Burtonsville, Cabin John, Calverton , Chevy Chase, Cloverly, Colesville, College Park, Gaithersburg, Garrett Park, Germantown, Glen Echo, Glenmont, Hillandale, Hyattsville, Kemp Mill, Kensington, Langley Park, Laurel, Layhill, Norbeck, North Bethesda, North Potomac, Norwood, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Sandy Spring, Scaggsville, Silver Spring, Spencerville, Takoma Park, and Wheaton. We also provide urgent care services in the Washington, DC area.