Illnesses

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

Fever

We have a Fever video available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D96e6XI7ouY First and foremost, remember that a fever itself is not dangerous. It is simply a sign that your child has an infection.  Do not be afraid of the height of a fever.  We commonly see children with 104-105 fevers. ALWAYS accurately record temperatures with a [...]

Fever2021-05-18T16:13:54-06:00

Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is an infection that causes vomiting and diarrhea. Many cases are caused by a virus, such as Norovirus. Think of your child as a closed fluid container.  What comes out must be gradually replaced or they will eventually become dry.  Most of the vomiting illnesses cause intense vomiting in the beginning that gradually [...]

Gastroenteritis2021-04-28T12:57:33-06:00

Swimmer’s Ear

What causes Swimmer’s Ear? Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the outer ear structures, particularly the ear canal.  It typically occurs in swimmers, since the cause of the infection is water trapped in the ear canal, however bathing or showering may also cause this common infection.  When water is trapped in the ear canal, bacteria that normally [...]

Swimmer’s Ear2017-07-07T17:37:31-06:00

Cold, Cough, and Nasal Congestion

What causes a Cold or Flu? There are several different types of viruses which cause the common cold or flu. What is a viral infection? A virus is different from bacteria and cannot be killed with antibiotics.  A virus cannot reproduce by itself.  It makes you sick by taking over some of your cells [...]

Cold, Cough, and Nasal Congestion2020-05-12T16:01:35-06:00