A pediatric publication sends disturbing articles to the public concerning toddlers being medicated for ADHD; “Chickenpox-Parties”; dangers of laser pointers.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
A look at the pediatric literature including articles on the flue, thermometers and sleep positions as they pertain to motor milestones.