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Food Allergies on the Rise

2019-10-03T06:23:38+00:00 October 5th, 2019|Blog|

It seems that every few days, there is another case of food allergy-related injury or death in the news. In most of these cases, unsuspecting children ingest food without realizing a dangerous allergen lurks within it, only to end up in the hospital or worse shortly thereafter. It’s enough to scare a parent into watching everything their child puts into their mouth! While you might [...]

The Importance of Immunization Against Childhood Diseases

2019-10-03T06:18:51+00:00 October 3rd, 2019|Blog|

In recent years, there have been multiple movements against immunization in the United States. Some believe that they cause long-term medical complications. Others believe that they are dangerous or ineffective. All of these schools of thought have one thing in common: they are all incorrect. The Value of Vaccines Vaccinations were originally created as a safe way to expose the human body to a pathogen [...]

The Common Cold – Dealing with the Rhinovirus

2019-10-03T06:16:33+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Blog|

It is easy to feel helpless when your child comes down with a cold. The sneezing, coughing, fever, chills - the symptoms may vary from child to child, but the discomfort and frustration are universal. While there is still no cure for the common cold in children or adults, there are ways you can help your child feel better - and keep them from getting [...]

Tips to Get Your Child to Wear Their Glasses

2019-08-27T02:14:54+00:00 September 11th, 2019|Baby Care, Blog, Vision|

Getting your child his or her first pair of glasses can be a bit of a tough sell. Kids don’t like being teased and knowing anybody could call him or her “Four Eyes” may mean s/he won’t be on board with the idea. Not at first, anyway. You can try out the following tips to help you ease your child into wearing his/her first pair. [...]

How is the Common Cold Transmitted?

2019-08-27T02:16:21+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Baby Care, Blog, Kids|

The common cold is an infection in the upper respiratory tract and is often caused by a virus. If you’re wondering how your child contracted a cold, then these conditions will help you provide better care for your little one. What the Numbers Say New viruses develop all the time, which is why the body fails to build up resistance against all the strains. That’s [...]

Tips for Managing High Fever in Children

2019-08-27T02:15:39+00:00 September 2nd, 2019|Baby Care, Blog, Kids|

A fever is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. It’s often caused by a viral infection like influenza or can be an allergic reaction to certain medications. If you’re dealing with fever in children, you’ll want to know the following tips to manage the situation without panicking. Don’t Panic Seeing your child sick is frightening. But you need to keep in [...]

What You Should Do If Your Infant Has a Seizure

2019-06-21T02:39:17+00:00 June 6th, 2019|Blog|

Seizures are scary enough. But when they happen to your child, like most parents, you may not be equipped to respond. Here’s what you need to remember in case your child goes into a seizure. Stay calm It’s difficult to stay calm when your child is having a seizure. But it’s important to maintain your composure. If you give in to the panic, then you [...]

Treating Fever in Children Safely

2019-09-09T03:23:25+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Baby Care, Blog, Doctor Visits, Emergency, Health|

While it may not always be medically necessary to bring a fever down, your child may be very uncomfortable until you do so. Here’s what measures you can take to safely bring down a fever. Relax Not every fever is a sign of a serious issue. Often, fevers are just your child’s immune system fighting off an infection. Panicking may overwhelm your child and make [...]

It’s Not the Common Cold, but it’s More Common Than You Think!

2018-10-12T08:12:51+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Blog, Doctor Visits, Health, Shots|

It’s quite easy to chalk up your child’s illness to the common cold. However, not every cough and stuffy nose indicate a cold. Here are signs you’re dealing with more than the common cold. Allergies If your child’s cold disappears once they step out the house, they might be allergic to something in your home. You may have mold in your walls or layers of [...]

Children’s Coughs and Colds: Illness or Allergy?

2018-10-12T08:18:18+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Baby Care, Blog, Doctor Visits, Health|

It can be hard to know if your child’s symptoms are a sign of illness or an allergy. 15 million Americans have allergies including 1 in 13 kids. While it’s not uncommon for children to have allergies, it is common to mistake them for cold symptoms. As a parent, you need to know the difference. If you suspect your child has allergies, bring them in [...]