Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

You'll likely start by seeing your family doctor or a pediatrician. Depending on the cause of your child's symptoms, you may be referred to a specialist.

What you can do

Before your appointment, you may want to write a list that answers the following questions:

  • What symptoms have you noticed, and when did they start?
  • Has anyone in your immediate family had similar symptoms?
  • What types of food and drink does your child usually consume?
  • What medications and supplements does your child take?

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor may ask some of the following questions:

  • How often does your child play outdoors?
  • Does your child always wear sunscreen?
  • At what age did your child start walking?
  • Has your child experienced much tooth decay?
Jun. 01, 2013