302015Apr
How To Help Your Child’s Cold

How To Help Your Child’s Cold

Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) Tips Saline drops (Ayr, Na-Sal, Ocean Spray, etc) are helpful to break up mucus. Squirt it up each nostril and rock head gently to break up mucus; suction afterward with aspirator if age-appropriate. Use as often as needed to clear nasal passages. Homemade saline: ¼ tsp kosher or sea salt and…

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252014Oct
What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68

What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  Every year, millions of children in the United States catch enteroviruses that can cause coughing, sneezing, and fever. This year, the enterovirus that is most commonly causing respiratory illness in children across the country is enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68). Take basic steps to keep your child from getting and spreading…

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282014Jul
Sinusitis

Sinusitis

Sinus infections develop about 10-14 days after the onset of an upper respiratory infection or with ongoing allergies. It is recognized by duration, day and nighttime cough, fatigue, headache, or persistent creamy nasal drainage (not just green mucus in the AM and face pressure). In addition, eyes may matter throughout the day and asthma may…

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