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Strep Throat & Scarlet Fever

WHAT IS STREP THROAT? Strep throat is an infection of the throat caused by a bacteria named Group A Streptococcus. It is helpful to try to distinguish between viral and bacterial causes of sore throat. Strep, which is bacterial, can be treated with antibiotics. Viral causes will resolve on their own and do not [...]

Strep Throat & Scarlet Fever2021-06-18T13:20:03-06:00

Scabies

WHAT IS SCABIES? Scabies is a skin condition caused by microscopic insects called mites that dig under the skin leading to a rash and intense itching usually worse at night. Scabies is highly contagious: Easily passed from one person to another through skin-to-skin contact Less easily passed via items such as clothes, towels, and [...]

Scabies2021-06-18T13:18:34-06:00

Impetigo

WHAT IS IMPETIGO? Impetigo is a common infection of the top layers of skin caused by bacteria that are frequently carried as normal skin flora. Usually begins as small red sores or blisters that can leak fluid and form a yellow crust around the mouth, arms, legs, or diaper area. Can develop anywhere there [...]

Impetigo2021-06-18T13:16:37-06:00

Roseola

This is a viral infection caused by human herpesvirus type 6 (HHV6). It is a contagious illness that mostly affects infants and toddlers causing them to develop high fevers followed by the development of a rash. Fever can be as high as 106 degrees and typically lasts for 3-5 days. The fever is not [...]

Roseola2021-05-24T15:11:40-06:00

CPR Training for Parents

If you would like to find out how to receive CPR training for parents, please visit the American Heart Association and search for a class location near you.

CPR Training for Parents2021-05-07T15:05:30-06:00

Eczema Action Plan

Eczema Action Plan  Green Zone: Daily Skin Care Regimen (skin with very mild redness/irritation) Avoid irritating factors in soaps, detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, dyes, or perfumes. Be sure all products are scent and dye free (read labels!). Examples include: Detergent – All Free & Clear, Dreft Skin Cleanser – Cetaphil, CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, [...]

Eczema Action Plan2020-12-05T07:54:05-06:00

Temper Tantrums (NYT Article)

Temper Tantrums The New York Times: A Field Guide to Taming Tantrums in Toddlers Tantrums inspire anxiety in many parents. Type “how to tame tantrums” into a search engine, and you get hundreds of thousands of results. Given how destabilizing tantrums can be, this intensity of parental concern makes sense. Out of nowhere, your [...]

Temper Tantrums (NYT Article)2020-10-23T15:11:47-06:00

Temper Tantrums (AAP)

Temper Tantrums: A Normal Part of Growing Up American Academy of Pediatrics Strong emotions are hard for a young child to hold inside. When children feel frustrated, angry, or disappointed, they often express themselves by crying, screaming, or stomping up and down. As a parent, you may feel angry, helpless, or embarrassed. Temper tantrums [...]

Temper Tantrums (AAP)2020-10-23T15:12:08-06:00