192016Jun
Pediatric Sleep Guidelines

Pediatric Sleep Guidelines

American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s recommendations for the optimal number of hours of sleep for children and adolescents in all age groups. Regularly sleeping fewer than the number of recommended hours is associated with attention, behavior, and learning problems. Insufficient sleep also increases the risk for accidents, injuries, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and depression. Insufficient sleep…

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52016Jun
Eczema

Eczema

What is Eczema? Eczema is an inherited type of sensitive, dry skin. Eczema often starts on the cheeks at 2 to 6 months of age. The rash is most commonly found in the creases of the elbows, wrist, and knees. Occasionally, eczema occurs on the neck, ankles, and feet as well. The rash is red…

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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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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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