Illnesses

Tamiflu

The following article can be found at peterjung.blogspot.com Post #47 How to Optimally Utilize Tamiflu The take home message is that because of side effects and costs, using Tamiflu during the flu season should not be a knee-jerk reaction. Every year in the United States, the CDC estimates that influenza results in between 9 million [...]

Tamiflu2020-02-26T17:43:59-06:00

Fifth Disease

FIFTH DISEASE (ERYTHEMA INFECTIOSUM) Fifth disease is a mild illness caused by a virus called human parvovirus B19. The disease is similar to the many other “common cold” viruses and is rarely serious. It can be distinguished by the appearance of a red rash on the cheeks, garnering it the unique name of a [...]

Fifth Disease2020-05-12T16:13:11-06:00

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Coxsackie Virus: Herpangina & Hand-Foot-And-MouthAbout 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:HerpanginaUsually caused by group A coxsackie viruses, often in the summer or early fall, most commonly age 3-10 years [...]

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease2021-04-29T11:04:38-06:00

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Do the following to prevent dehydration from excessive vomiting: After your child vomits, do not give fluids for 30 minutes. Use Pedialyte for infants (<1 year old) and Pedialyte or Gatorade for older children (>1 year old). Give 1 teaspoon every 5 minutes for 30 minutes (even if your child is crying for more fluids, you [...]

Vomiting and Diarrhea2020-08-26T09:02:51-06:00

Croup

What causes Croup? Croup is most often caused by a virus with Parainfluenza virus being the most common. It is for the most part similar to cold viruses your child will encounter except it causes some atypical swelling in their upper airway (trachea). What are the symptoms of croup? Your child may start with [...]

Croup2020-05-12T15:54:18-06:00

Fever: Suppository Use

Use Feverall Suppositories in a child who is unable to take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) as a result of vomiting.AgeInfants' 80mgChildren's 120mgJr. Strength 325mgUnder 6 monthsDo not useDo not useDo not use6-11 months1 suppository every 6 hours. Maximum 4 doses in 24 hours.Do not useDo not use12-36 months1 suppository every 4 to 6 hours. [...]

Fever: Suppository Use2018-02-02T19:55:24-06:00

Bronchiolitis

We have a Bronchiolitis video available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaYKNB0_HxY What is bronchiolitis? Bronchiolitis is an infection that causes the small breathing tubes of the lungs (bronchioles) to swell and become inflamed. This partially blocks airflow through the lungs, making it hard to breathe. It occurs most often in infants because their airways are smaller [...]

Bronchiolitis2021-02-02T12:16:42-06:00

Conjunctivitis

Source: Mayoclinic.org Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that lines your eyelid and covers the white part of your eyeball. When small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed, they're more visible. This is what causes the whites of your eyes to appear reddish or pink. Though [...]

Conjunctivitis2020-05-12T14:27:42-06:00

Cough

Article: Coughs Reviewed by: Aaron S. Chidekel, MD Date reviewed: October 2005 Originally reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD Coughs are one of the most frequent symptoms of childhood illness, and although they can sound awful at times, they usually are not a symptom of a serious condition. In fact, coughing is a healthy and [...]

Cough2017-07-07T17:33:19-06:00

Ear Infection

Why do middle ear infections happen? Ear infections occur in either the outer ear or in the middle ear (anatomically these infections are different).  Outer ear infections, “swimmer’s ear”, occur when water stagnates in the outer ear canal.  Middle ear infections occur when stagnant fluid in the middle ear becomes infected with bacteria.  Fluid [...]

Ear Infection2017-07-07T17:33:53-06:00