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

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

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