All signs indicated that he needed an appendectomy. And then the doctors performed a CT scan on his abdomen.
A pediatric publication sends disturbing articles to the public concerning toddlers being medicated for ADHD; “Chickenpox-Parties”; dangers of laser pointers.
Hot tub Folliculitis is a localized infection of the hair follicle caused by a specific bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is a water-loving organism.
The flu generates a lot of attention every year; from your family and friends, from the media, from your doctor, from your child’s school, and on and on. It’s confusing and sometimes scary. Should you really be worried? What do you really need to know?
I’m a little confused and maybe you can help me. I took my 8-month-old to the E.R. because he was wheezing and had a cough. The doctor gave him some sort of a breathing treatment and put him on asthma medicine. He got much better. But the doctor said that he doesn’t have asthma--that he has bronchiolitis! Does this sound right?
I thought the flu shot was suppose to keep us healthy this winter. We have all been sick with one thing or another.
A localized burning, tingling sensation that develops into a painful rash, that both children and adults can develop. Here’s how…
You have an infection. The drippy nose goes on and on. Why hasn’t the antibiotic done any good?
This viral infection is self-limiting and resolves with time.
This is a common skin infection that affects children from six months to 10 years of age. It is a bacteria that causes the classic strep throat, but is not a systemic infection.
Infectious mononucleosis is a fairly common disease that is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. While many think of it as the “kissing disease” that affects teenagers, it actually can affect young children as well as young adults. It can present in many different ways.
No parent WANTS to send their sick child to day care or school, but all parents know that sometimes you HAVE to. If all sick children had to stay home, parents would likely almost never get to work and kids would miss much of their education.
Dr. Livingston looks at steps you can take to deal with the flu.
“I have heard on the news about a measles outbreak in San Diego and Arizona. I’m worried that my baby has the disease and I’ve waited too long to bring her in,” she said in a trembling voice. “Will she be all right?”
Families who have experienced a MRSA infection should follow a few simple procedures in an attempt to avoid repeat infection.
Here is the origin of chicken pox and Fifth disease.
A case of shingles examined: what it is, how contagious it is, and how to treat.
Why it's important to diagnose group A Streptococcus pharyngitis before beginning antibiotic treatment.
There are state standards for three types of bacterial indicator species. These will determine whether or not a beach remains open or closed for retesting. Be aware.
To classify oneself as a vegetarian you must understand the benefits as well as the deficiencies in this life style.
Many parents have asked me whether zinc lozenges are helpful for their children. Zinc lozenges have been proposed as a treatment for colds caused by the rhinovirus. They are used for reducing the acute symptoms as well as preventing colds.
That red and pussy finger/thumb is infected Herpes simplex. How to differentiate this from a more serious bacterial infection.
It pays to know what core cold medicines are in order to best treat the symptoms of your child.
Here are some basic facts about the flue than everyone should know.
Measles can be a devastating disease, especially for the younger patients.
When a patient comes into the office with sniffles, Dr. Theriot finds more than he expects.
A look at the decisions doctors make in determining whether a patient requires antibiotics.
A brief overview of N. meningitides, the disease it causes, the vaccine that is currently available, and the preventive measures used when it occurs. Part one of two.
Dr. Samson reviews journal entires on a variety of topics of interest to parents.
Answers to questions about Hand Foot and Mouth disease, as well as the Chickenpox vaccine.
Dr. Samson scans the journals for articles of interest to parents.
Dr. Theriot looks at the causes of colds and when an antibiotic is useful.
To allay the fear of possible meningitis here are some at-home tests to report to your doctor.
A look at ear infections from the perspective of three doctors.
A look at the pediatric literature including articles on the flue, thermometers and sleep positions as they pertain to motor milestones.
Nasal drainage can appear cloudy due to other causes than a bacterial infection.
Dr. Samson reviews articles of interest in pediatrics.