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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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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182014Jul
Strep Throat

Strep Throat

Signs and symptoms may include: Sore throat and enlarged tonsils (pus and redness not essential) Swollen lymph nodes Fever, muscle, body, or joint aches Headache Belly ache, nausea, or vomiting Pinpoint rash Nasal congestion Treatment: Antibiotics will shorten the course of the illness and minimize its spread to others. Medication MUST be taken for the entire…

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142014Jul
Vomiting and Diarrhea

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Goal: Keep children comfortable and hydrated while going through this messy illness. Suppressing vomiting or diarrhea with medications prolongs the damage or masks more serious problems, like appendicitis. A heating pad or warm bath can help cramping and discomfort. If any of these warning signs become apparent, call our office immediately: Blood or mucus in…

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