Here we are again, back to school with all the germs, bacteria, and viruses, all mingling among your kids. As a parent, it is hard to fight it. All you can do is know what to look for and be prepared. Here are the most important contagious diseases to watch for this year.
We are approaching the time when kids and parents start preparing for going back to school. As the time nears, there are numerous tips to prepare and get your kids off to a great start, including PediatriCare’s back to school guide.
With the warm weather upon us and with kids spending more time outdoors, it is a good time to focus on their health and safety. Read through PediatriCare’s guide to summer safety, and contact us with any questions.
When you have a child with severe allergies, every new day brings the risk of an allergic reaction. This risk multiplies when a child leaves the comfort of their home for adventures at a sleepaway summer camp.
Do not panic. Your child can certainly make it through the summer without an allergic reaction, but it is always best to be prepared.
Let’s be clear right away that hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common disease among young children, it is not usually serious, but it is a very contagious virus. It has no relationship to the animal disease known as foot-and-mouth disease which preys on sheep, pigs, and cows. Now that we understand this is a human disease, let’s learn about preventing and treating hand, foot, and mouth disease in your child.
Just as adults need to see their physician at least once a year for a wellness visit, so do children. You wouldn’t hesitate to take them if they are sick, but it’s just as beneficial to take them when they are not. It’s a way to be sure your child is developing according to certain benchmarks and that there are no medical or developmental issues. If this is news to you, here is what to expect during your child’s well-child visit.
Winter time brings cold weather, holidays, and sickness. Sorry to remind parents of this fact, but if you didn’t have enough to worry about with COVID-19, now you have to deal with the common winter illnesses parents should be aware of. Let’s review the list and what you should know.
There is a difference between developmental delays and simply lagging behind. Developmental delays refer to a mental, physical, or emotional slow down which impedes the progressive growth of a child. There are typical developmental milestones we can look for in children, so let’s learn how to recognize developmental delays in children.
Choking is the leading cause of injuries among young children and infants. One child in the US dies from choking every five days, and 75% of deaths occur in children under three. Let’s look at common choking hazards in infants and toddlers and what parents can do to prevent it from happening.
Selecting a pediatrician is a very important step in every parent’s life as well as the life of their child. There can be many different factors to consider when making this decision, but there are a few in particular that should carry the most weight for you and your family.