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If you need immediate medical care or need advice, contact your local emergency department.
If your child needs immediate medical attention, they should be seen in a doctor’s office.
A doctor may give them a referral to a specialist.
They can be referred to a general practitioner, paediatricians, or dentists.
You can contact your GP to find out more about what you can do to get the right specialist to see your child.
If there is a problem with your child’s vision or hearing, they may need to have an eye examination.
If they have to have a CT scan, they can ask for an MRI to check their eyes and hearing.
If a child is experiencing problems with their eyesight or hearing or breathing, they need to be seen by a specialist in this area.
A specialist can tell you more about their work and can arrange a referral for you.
Your child may need glasses or contact lenses.
Ask your doctor if your child should wear glasses.
If you need glasses for your child, you can also get them at your local pharmacy.
If the child is having difficulty talking, swallowing or breathing for more than three minutes, you may need help breathing through their nose.
You should also call your doctor or nurse immediately if you think your child is being distressed.
You can find more information about how to see and talk to your child by visiting the Australian Medical Association website.
You may be able to find more local and regional information by contacting the Australian Bureau of Statistics.