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Children's emergency should be diagnosed
and treated promptly with accuracy
by pediatrician specialists.

For inquires : Pediatrics Department 031-782-8372(KOR) / +82-10-8866-2268(ENG)

Children's emergency should be diagnosed and treated promptly with accuracy by pediatrician specialists.

For inquires : Pediatrics Department
031-782-8372(KOR) / +82-10-8866-2268(ENG)
About Pediatric Emergency Clinic
    • Common emergencies that can occur in children may induce severe symptoms such as high fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Other emergencies include eating something that should not be eaten, when foreign substance enters the body, when a child loses consciousness or has convulsions.
    • In these emergencies, the guardian must immediately bring the child to the emergency room.
    • Simple cold symptoms such as a mild cough or runny nose do not require an immediate visit to the emergency room. However, if it is difficult or ambiguous for guardians to determine the severity, it is safer to visit the emergency room.
What to do when the child has a fever?
    • The child should be dressed minimally, and the room temperature should be slightly cool before giving antipyretic medication.
    • Only Tylenol can be given to children ages 6 months and under, and both Ibuprofen or Tylenol can be given to children over the age of 6 months.
    • Medications can be divided into acetaminophen series (Setopen, Tylenol, Suspen Suppository, Red Champ, etc.) and ibuprofen series (Brufen, Ibuprofen, Maxibupen, Blue Champ, etc.). When the body temperature is over 38 degrees, the above antipyretic drugs can be taken every 4 hours.
    • If the fever cannot be controlled and does not go below 38 degrees, alternating between acetaminophen and ibuprofen is another method to treat fever. (Example of alternating medications : acetaminophen → ibuprofen → acetaminophen → ibuprofen)
    • If medication does not lower the fever, it is helpful to remove all clothes and diapers, and massage the child’s body with a wet lukewarm towel.
    • If a child ages 6 months and under has a fever of 38 degrees, or if a child ages 6 months and older has a fever above 39 degrees, they should visit the emergency room.
    • Child must immediately come to the emergency room when there is a fever accompanied by severe irritation, lethargy, excessive crying when touched or held, or have febrile seizures.
What to do when the child is vomiting or has diarrhea?
    • Absolute fasting is no longer recommended for symptoms of enteritis.
    • Eating slowly in small portions are recommended rather than fasting while having symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea.
    • However, if vomiting is too severe or is vomiting immediately after feeding, it is recommended to rest for about an hour and then slowly start with water. If there is no diarrhea then you can try normal feeding.
    • It is recommended to avoid dairy products (i.e. milk and cheese), foods that are too high in sugar, foods made with flour, and soft drinks.
    • Dehydration can easily occur in children due to enteritis. Therefore it is crucial to drink plenty of water, barley tea, and oral electrolyte solutions as often as possible.
What is febrile seizure?
    • Febrile seizure is a convulsion in a child (under the age of 5) that is caused by high fever.
    • In most cases, fever or light convulsions alone do not cause brain damage, but if the convulsions last more than five minutes and do not breathe effectively, oxygen may not be supplied to the brain resulting in brain damage.
What to do if the child has a febrile seizure?
    • If febrile seizure occur, first lay the child on a safe, flat surface, and then turn the head to one side to prevent choking and ease breathing.
    • Medications should not be put in the mouth during convulsions, and do not engage in actions that can cause irritation, such as pinching.
    • If the child has febrile seizures, immediately go to the hospital or emergency room for treatment.
What type of pediatric care is given at the emergency room?
    • We provide a wide range of medical treatments, from common colds and enteritis to emergency illnesses in children.
    • X-rays, urine tests, blood tests, and flu tests can be done immediately with quick results.
    • We also provide antipyretic treatment for high fever, fluid treatment for dehydration, enema treatment, respiratory treatment, and etc.
    • If hospitalization is required, the patient will be admitted to the pediatric ward on the 10th floor after examination in the emergency room. If the patient is a newborn and is less than 4 weeks old, he or she will be admitted in the neonatal intensive care unit on the 6th floor.
    • However, there are some difficulties in the treatment and surgery for emergency trauma.
What is special about the Pediatric Emergency Room at CHA Ilsan Medical Center?
    • Unlike other adult-oriented emergency rooms, it is a pediatric-friendly emergency room.
    • We have extensive pediatric experience and professional nursing staff. Pediatricians also provide fast and high-quality care to children and they are involved in every step from initial care to various treatments and medications.
    • Furthermore, upon discharge, education is given to guardians to prepare them for possible symptoms or emergency situations.
What is the process of the emergency room?

(Emergency care is given in the order of medical severity, not in the order of arrival.)