42016Aug
Happy Birthday Children’s Health Center, P.A.

Happy Birthday Children’s Health Center, P.A.

Blog and Interview by Hailey Clare, a long time patient of Children’s Health Center, P.A. Twenty years ago Sandra K Thomas, M.D. opened her practice here in our very own Marble Falls, Texas: she named it Children’s Health Center. It’s no secret that Dr. Sandra built her business with strong roots and a true connection…

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222015Jul
Temper Tantrums

Temper Tantrums

Tips for Assessing and Managing Temper Tantrums By Sandra K Thomas, M.D. Tantrums in toddlers are normal.  They are a part of your child’s development. The most important thing to remember is to ignore them and do not give in. Unfortunately, this does not always work and we have to rethink and not punish. There…

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262015Mar
Treatment of Head Lice

Treatment of Head Lice

If you suspect your child has head lice, Children’s Health Center recommends you call the clinic on (830)693-3988, or request for an appointment online. If your child has lice, Bactrim or Septra will be prescribed by your pediatrician. Use the Bactrim or Septra as prescribed: two times per day for 3 days. Stop the medicine for…

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122014Jul
Nosebleed

Nosebleed

(EPISTAXIS) Most nosebleeds are caused by nasal congestion or chronic irritation. They occur mainly at night or early in the morning (increased blood flow to nose). They are often related to exercise, allergy, and nose picking or sinus infection. Important Questions: Are there any sinus or allergy symptoms? This may include congestion, coughing, hoarseness, creamy…

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102014Jul
Magic Mouthwash

Magic Mouthwash

FOR MOUTH SORES Mix equal amounts of Children’s Liquid Benadryl and Maalox (1 ounce to 1 ounce). Give ¼ tsp. to gargle or swallow every 4 hours to coat the throat. The best time to give this is before trying to eat or drink.

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92014Jul
Foods with Iron

Foods with Iron

Brought to you by the Texas Department of Health Proteins: Liver Beef Chicken Turkey Fish Pork  Snacks: Dried beans & peas Nuts and seeds Peanut butter Green peas Lima beans Raisins Prunes Dried apricots Dried figs Tomato juice Spinach Turnip greens Collard greens Winter squash Carbohydrates: Whole wheat bread Cereals with iron Brown rice Enriched…

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72014Jul
Down the Chute!

Down the Chute!

By McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals Swallowing Made Simple: Swallowing is a natural reaction that occurs when something is on the back of your tongue. It’s like a roller coaster: once the pill goes over the back part of your tongue, gravity and the muscles in your throat help it go down smoothly. Your body…

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62014Jul
Vaginitis (Girls) & Urethral Irritation (Boys and Girls)

Vaginitis (Girls) & Urethral Irritation (Boys and Girls)

Tends to cause frequent or uncomfortable urination without fever, voiding, or associated symptoms. Common Causes Bubble bath, perfumed or deodorant soap, shampoo at the beginning of the bath Pinworms cause rectal itching and vaginal irritation. They look like small white commas at the edge of the rectum. Best identified by checking the rectum in the…

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42014Jul
Constipation

Constipation

Constipation is defined as hard poop that is difficult to pass. Irregular or infrequent bowel movements are not causes for concern unless they are accompanied by belly discomfort, bedwetting, or urinary tract infections. Children may “go” every day, but if it requires straining or poop is small or unusually large (think baseball), chances are your…

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12014Jul
It’s a Myth! T.V. watching doesn’t improve your child’s mind.

It’s a Myth! T.V. watching doesn’t improve your child’s mind.

By Sandra K. Thomas, M.D. Can TV watching improve babies minds? The answer is “NO”! New research shows that babies and toddlers who watch TV actually learn less than their counterparts who play with toys or otherwise interact with humans. The American Academy of Pediatricians has come out with a new policy strongly warning against…

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