All Blue Fish Pediatrics locations will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25 and New Year's Day, January 1. All locations resume normal business hours the Tuesday following each holiday. Our Memorial location will keep regular urgent care hours on Saturday, December 23 and Saturday, December 30 for Memorial patients only. Merry Christmas and Happy [...]
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Parents of Blue Fish Pediatrics, The 2017-2018 flu season is quickly approaching. To help you get prepared, our 2017-2018 Flu Season newsletter (specific to each location) is now available. Please click on the link below for your office. 2017-2018 Flu Season Newsletter (Cypress Edition) 2017-2018 Flu Season Newsletter (Katy Edition) 2017-2018 Flu Season Newsletter [...]
Coxsackie Virus: Herpangina & Hand-Foot-And-Mouth About half of all children with coxsackie virus infection have no symptoms. Patients with symptoms often have fever. In addition to fever, coxsackie viruses usually cause one of two primary patterns of symptoms: Herpangina Usually caused by group A coxsackie viruses, often in the summer or early fall, most commonly [...]
Airplane Travel When traveling with young infants on the plane, if possible you may want to use a car seat. You should check with the airline if this is feasible. There is the possibility that you may have to pay for an extra ticket, but often an infant is free (children under 2yo) as [...]
Suture Care for a normal sutured wound: Keep sutured wounds completely dry for first 24 hours. If needed, use a sponge bath. After 24 hours, can take brief showers. Avoid swimming, baths or soaking the wound until sutures are removed. (Reason: Water in the wound can interfere with healing). Apply antibiotic ointment (such [...]
Here is a helpful article to help you decide where to go when your child is sick and our office is closed. http://abc13.com/health/when-your-childs-doctor-is-closed-er-or-urgent-care/2177019/
Attention Blue Fish Parents, Please be aware that our answering service phone number has recently changed. To reach the on call doctor after hours, please call the office and follow the prompts. Thank you.
Cradle Cap Your baby may develop a yellowish scaly crust on her/her scalp, eyebrows, ears, and/or face. When it happens on the scalp, it’s called cradle cap and when it happens elsewhere, it’s called seborrheic dermatitis. It is not infectious, is usually asymptomatic, and is mostly a cosmetic problem. It will resolve on its [...]
If your child develops wheezing, we may recommend that he/she receive breathing treatments via a nebulizer machine. The prescription will consist of two parts: The box of albuterol vials The nebulizer machine Unscrew the top of the canister at the end of the tubing, empty one vial of albuterol into it, then turn on [...]