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How to deal with headaches in children

Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints in children and teenagers. Although most headaches are nothing to worry about, they are unpleasant and they can inhibit your child from going about his or her daily life. 4 easy things you can do to help your child feel better 1) Get them to drink lots …

Bug Bite, Insect, Mosquito

What to do if your child gets an insect sting or bite

You’re on a walk with your family and- ouch! Something stings your little one! Insect stings hurt and can be very scary.  Though they can usually be managed at home, it is good to become familiar with the different types of insect stings and bites, and when it is an emergency. First – Remove the Stinger …

Fever

How to know if a fever is something worse

What is a fever? A fever is an abnormal increase in body temperature to 100.4 F or above.  Fevers in children can be very scary for parents, but they are a sign of a healthy body fighting an infection. It is rarely dangerous and cannot cause any damage to the brain. What Causes a Fever? Most …

Sleep Training

The endless debate… to cry it out or not?

It’s 2am and your child is crying up a storm again. Do you let him cry it out? Do you pick him up and rock him? Do you lay with him until he falls asleep? Think about the next day I’ve heard every side of the debate and they all have their extreme believers. There …

Throat

What should you do when your child has a sore throat?

Sore throats are quite common in all children and may occur several times a year. Sore throats can be either bacterial or viral infections and it’s not always clear which. We’ll break it down for you. What causes a sore throat? Generally there are two types of infections that cause a sore throat: 1) A viral infection. Viral …

Technology

Are smartphones and social media hurting our kids?

I always thought I would be able to keep my children away from the social media craze and have them blissfully creating art and playing outdoors with the neighbors. Reality hit when I had my own child and realized that this was just not possible in today’s world: “screens” are everywhere! It leaves me feeling guilty and …

Nose

How to Treat and Prevent Nosebleeds

The scurry of little feet running to grab a tissue leaving a trail of little blood drops is a common occurrence in most households. Usually, nosebleeds are a minor issue and resolve quickly at home though seeing blood come out of your child’s nose can be scary. Most nosebleeds, called epistaxis in the medical world, …

Ear

Let’s Talk About Ear Infections

Did you know that about 25% of infants have had at least one ear infection by one year of age? An ear infection is a diagnosis we make as pediatricians, but as a concerned parent, you might be curious about what is really causing your child’s ear pain. Let’s explore the reasons. What causes an …

Common Cold, Flu

Is it a cold or the flu?

The flu this year has been really bad: over a hundred thousand people in the US have already tested positive, and we still have months left in flu season (CDC Influenza Report, February 8th 2018). As a parent, it’s important to stay vigilant in order to keep your children healthy. Too many parents make the …