Warts are caused by a virus, the human papillomavirus, and can occur virtually anywhere there is skin. The peak age in the pediatric population is around 12-16 years. Interestingly, over 66 percent of ALL warts in children will resolve spontaneously within two years without any treatment.
This is a self-limiting inflammatory process that will resolve on its own in time. Some cases are caused by a virus. Others are a result of overuse of the muscles in the chest.
How a few classroom changes, along with the right prescription, have made a difference.
Radiology has come a long way with the advent of CT Scans and MRI’s. Here are the differences in the two imagings.
EI is a benign illness in general. Only 15 - 30% of affected individuals with EI will develop a fever, which tends to be low-grade. The first real sign of EI is a red rash of the cheeks that is often described as a “slapped-face” appearance.
Dr. Theriot examines the evidence on whether mercury in vaccines is a concern for parents, as well as options parents have when it comes to vaccines.
Is your pre-teen interested in weightlifting? Dr. Theriot looks at whether weightlifting is safe for your older child.
A look at how the amount and frequency of feedings can affect how well they—and you—sleep through the night.
Dr. Theriot relates the causes, concerns and treatments for type II diabetes in children.
For parents who are considering adopting a child from abroad, a wealth of information is available to help make informed and proper choices.
Measles can be a devastating disease, especially for the younger patients.
Dr. Theriot examines WPW, a not-so-rare condition that occurs in otherwise healthy individuals.
Do some of us overschedule our kids in physical activities? Dr. Theriot recalls a patient history that shows what can happen when our kids over-extend themselves.
What parents need to know is that chickenpox is NOT a benign disease; it has potentially dreadful side effects.
A look at the important criteria which need to be met to allow an athlete who has suffered a head injury to return to play.
When a patient comes into the office with sniffles, Dr. Theriot finds more than he expects.
Pityiasis Rosea is often mistaken for ringworm. Yet it is self-limiting and self-resolving that will clear up on its own.
Does milk cause mucus? Does food make acne worse? These myths and more get debunked by Dr. Theriot.
Two-thirds of all males experience gynecomastia at mid-puberty. Is it a problem or not?
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. Theriot looks at a common condition in babies, how it's caused and the remedies.
Studies are ongoing to try to unlock the mystery of autism. The cause is not known. The Center for Disease Control does not recommend changing the immunization schedule, that is giving the MMR vaccine at one year of age.
Hearing loss is one of the more common congenital abnormalities that is seen in newborns, occurring in around 1-3/1000 live births.
Answers to questions about Hand Foot and Mouth disease, as well as the Chickenpox vaccine.
Dr. Theriot gives examples of what life was like prior to the introduction of immunizations.
Dr. Theriot offers advice on how to find a good pre-school for your child.
Dr. Theriot gives reasons for painful bowel movements in children.
Dr. Theriot looks at the causes of colds and when an antibiotic is useful.
Dr. Theriot examines the Hepatitis B Vaccine.
Dr. Theriot follows up with more information about creatine.
A look at why a newborn with a slight fever may need to be treated with antibiotics.
Typically seen in the winter months, croup is a viral infection. It is important to contact your doctor with any questions.
Dr. Theriot reviews the causes and symptoms of reflux.
Hemangiomas are vascular, or blood vessel tissues. They are not cancerous or dangerous. The two most common types are the salmon patch and the strawberry hemangiomas.
Sometimes it's easy to overlook the obvious. We must be open to constructive advice and be able to appreciate another's point of view.
This is a common skin disorder that affects nearly 85% of all people between the ages of 12 and 25 years. Read the four major factors that are key to acne and the major agents used today for treatment.
The treatment of childhood migraine requires an individualized approach that will vary with each child.
To allay the fear of possible meningitis here are some at-home tests to report to your doctor.
Dr. Theriot answers questions about fractures and a parent's concern regarding an article about vaccinations and hair loss.
At the first sign of your child’s illness, call your doctor. Let him decide the next indicated course of action.
A look at ear infections from the perspective of three doctors.
It's important to bring your child in for a yearly physical. Here's why.