From nose picking to eating dirt, anyone who has a toddler can tell you—they do some gross things. As little ones learn and explore their environment, they’re certainly not always aware of what is and isn’t acceptable behavior. Often, the stronger an adult reacts to something, the more a toddler will want to keep doing it.
While urinary tract infections are not common in children, they can still get them. It is also more likely for a UTI in kids to progress to kidney damage than for an adult, so it’s important to be aware of the signs to look out for and to be educated on ways to prevent further infection in your child.
As of today, December 1st, 2020, the last few weeks have been filled with exciting news from vaccine makers like Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca. Their phase 3 trials have indicated extremely high efficacy in their adult volunteers. Now, these companies are seeking emergency use authorization so that vaccination might begin in certain high-risk populations as early as the end of 2020. Many of us are breathing a sigh of relief as we recognize this pandemic may have an end in sight. As this light at the end of the tunnel grows brighter, it begs a question even more intently for parents…
Getting your kids to sleep at night can be challenging. Now add in a time change with “spring ahead” or “fall back” and it can be exhausting, to say the least!
Every next stage of the car seat offers less protection than the last. Our goal must be to keep children safe. As pediatricians, we don’t recommend moving up to the next level of car seat until your child exceeds the height & weight maximum for your specific seat.
As a Pediatrician, I worry about how the pandemic could affect the holiday season for families. Will families be able to enjoy the holidays like in years past? How will things change with social distancing and concerns about illness?
Redness & swelling (Inflammation) of the conjunctiva of the eye. Conjunctiva is the thin clear membrane that lines the inside of the eye and covers the white part of the eyeball
Pink Eye is also called “Conjunctivitis”
Conjunctiva is usually transparent, but when it gets inflamed, its blood vessels become visible
It is an allergic response to the oils of a certain family of plants that includes Poison Ivy/Poison Oak/Poison Sumac leaves
It appears as 3 leaves on a stem (known as “leaves of 3”)
An allergic response to these oils creates redness, swelling, itchiness, and sometimes blisters
Red, rough, dry, itchy, and sometimes flaky skin. It is also called atopic dermatitis
Eczema will often appear in infancy & early childhood followed by allergies and/or asthma later in life
Oftentimes, it will not persist into teenage years or adulthood