Keeping our kids healthy, growing and developing well and safe are major goals for parents. We discuss their health a lot on this blog and at their doctor’s visits. Their growth and development are key points to most well visits. So, for this blog, I’d like to talk about basic safety that might get overlooked […]Continue Reading.
With the hot, humid summer upon us, kids are more susceptible to fungal infections especially “athletes foot” and ringworm. Here is a little more about the “fungus among us!” Fungal infections of the feet are commonly known as “athlete’s foot.” The skin of the feet is red and scaly; sometimes the skin cracks, especially between […]Continue Reading.
Crunchy junk foods have always been tempting “treats” among young and old alike, and let’s be honest…we all indulge every now and then even though we know that these processed, fried, crunchy snacks are terrible for us. Over the past few years, however, there has been an evolution of this genre of foods that now […]Continue Reading.
Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the ear canal. It’s often caused by water that remains in your ear after swimming, creating a moist environment that leads to overgrowth of bacteria. The risk factors for getting swimmer’s ear include: Having a very narrow or hairy ear canal Living in a warm, humid climate Having little […]Continue Reading.
Seizures can be very scary for parents. About four out of 100 children ages six months to five years can have seizure because of a fever. The most common age range is 12 to 18 months of age. A seizure can happen at any temperature, but the most common temperature is 104°F. The seizure usually […]Continue Reading.
Hello spring! It is so nice to finally get some nice weather and be able to get outside. I hope you are all enjoying the break in the cold as well. Even so, while the weather is nicer, this brings a whole new slew of seasonal allergies to deal with. I’m going to take this […]Continue Reading.
At some point, every child is going to vomit. Here are some tips to help you and your child at home and help prevent him from getting dehydrated. Less than 12 months of age and formula fed Give 5 ml of Pedialyte (preferred) or water every 10 minutes. After one hour, if baby does not vomit, […]Continue Reading.
I recently read an article about Kristin Cavallari, former reality star, wife of Chicago Bears Jay Cutler, and mother of three adorable kids. She is also anti-vaccine and has written a book with parenting tips (this already is not sounding good to my pediatrician ears). According to her, she chose to put her children on […]Continue Reading.
One of the most common questions I get asked about as a pediatrician is infant sleep. Infant and childhood sleep is a huge topic and there are lots of books about it. I am going to focus on just one aspect of sleep though — getting your baby to sleep in their crib or bassinet. I […]Continue Reading.
Kids get rashes all the time. Some rashes can be tricky to figure out; some are straightforward. Roseola is one of those rashes. Roseola is caused by a virus. It generally happens in children less than two years of age, but the range is six months to three years of age. The child has a […]Continue Reading.