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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12015Feb
5 Important Things You Might Not Know About Strep Throat

5 Important Things You Might Not Know About Strep Throat

By Claire McCarthy at Boston Children’s Hospital On the Richter Scale of childhood illness, strep throat ranks pretty low, but its little tremors can wreak a fair bit of havoc on the day-to-day lives of parents and children. It’s also one of those illnesses that’s so common that people often think they know everything there…

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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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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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