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Headaches and Migraines

Pediatric Migraines Consultants for Pediatricians – November 2007  In most children, migraine manifests with severe bilateral pain, nausea and/ or vomiting, and photophobia or phonophobia (Figure). While this presentation can be alarming--particularly for parents whose worst fear is that their child has a brain tumor--it is actually classic for pediatric migraine. This article focuses [...]

Headaches and Migraines2017-07-07T17:24:19-06:00

Bleach Baths

Dilute Bleach Baths Source: Seattle Children’s Hospital Baths with a small amount of bleach in them can be helpful for your child’s atopic dermatitis. It helps get rid of germs that cause infections. Be careful when giving bleach baths. Bleach that is  not very watered down (diluted) is a dangerous household poison. Never use [...]

Bleach Baths2017-07-07T17:25:43-06:00


If you suspect that your child has swallowed a medicine or poison, call poison control immediately at *1-800-POISON-1*, then contact us. All of your family’s medications should have child-proof caps. They should be kept in locked or out-of-reach cabinets. You should also store soaps, cleaning agents, and painting supplies in a secure place. It’s [...]


Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance occurs in about 25% of people in Europe; 50-80% of people of Hispanic origin, people from south India, black people, and Ashkenazi Jews; and almost 100% of people in Asia and American Indians 1. Lactose is a disaccharide sugar that is found exclusively in mammalian milk and is digested by the enzyme lactase [...]

Lactose Intolerance2017-07-07T17:26:49-06:00

Creatine Use by Adolescents

Article: Creatine use by adolescents not recommended due to limited data By Peter D. Rogers, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP August 2007, AAP News   If you have not been asked by a patient or a parent about the use of creatine, you probably will be soon. Creatine is the most common performance-enhancing substance used by [...]

Creatine Use by Adolescents2017-07-07T17:27:45-06:00

Sitz Bath

Sitz baths are a form of hydrotherapy (water therapy), which increases the blood flow to the pelvis and abdominal area. Perineal hygiene is the primary reason for using this type of bath when the area is tender and inflamed. A sitz bath may be ordered for your child for any of the following reasons: [...]

Sitz Bath2017-07-07T17:29:05-06:00


How do you keep a 1-year-old from heading toward the TV? What should you do when your preschooler throws a fit? How can you get your adolescent to respect your authority? Approaches that work with your stubborn toddler won't be very effective with your rebellious teen. Find out here how to vary your approach [...]



Constipation occurs when too much moisture is removed from stool causing it to become hard, large, and difficult to pass through the colon and anus. Three medical factors are at work when a child becomes constipated. The wrong diet can create stool that tends to be less moist The longer stool stays in the [...]