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  • Breath-holding Spells

    Breath-holding spells are fairly common in young children. In fact, between 5% and 25% of children have these by the time they are 2 years old. These frightening episodes are not actually “breath-holding” that is under a child’s control. They...

     
  • What is Heat Stroke

    Warm weather brings with it most of the joys of summer, and also a few additional risks for active children and teens. Heat-related illness is the term doctors use for the several different conditions that heat and activity can cause. All of...

     
  • Other Emergencies

    Other Emergencies

    This section of the website will include various childhood health issues and medical and surgical emergencies that do not fit neatly into one of the other categories. Some-threatening, and they can be treated at home or in the pediatrician’s office. However, it’s...

     
  • One Pill Can Kill

    One Pill Can Kill

    A whole bottleful of just about any medicine can cause serious illness, if not kill a small child. But it may not be well known that some commonly prescribed medications are so potent that just one or two pills (or...

     
  • Foreign body ingestion and aspiration

    Foreign body ingestion and aspiration

    Through play, experimentation, or normal daily activities, children are likely to place foreign bodies just about anywhere. Once an object or food is in a child’s mouth, it can lodge in the respiratory tract (aspiration) or be ingested (swallowed) into...

     
  • CPR

    CPR

    What is CPR? CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is an important skill for parents to learn. When performed correctly, CPR can save a childs life by restoring breathing and circulation until advanced life support can be given by medical care providers. CPR...

     
  • Emergencies and Poisoning list

    Emergencies and Poisoning list

    Allergy and Asthma Asthma Hay fever      Belly problems and dehydration Belly (abdominal) pain Appendicitis Dehydration Diarrhea Vomiting Bites & Stings Ant bites Dog bites Rabies Snakebites  Spider bites Stinging insects Ticks Bones, Bruises & Cuts Fractures Head injury Limp Nursemaid’s...

     
  • What is Bell’s Palsy

    Bell’s palsy is a weakness in the function of the seventh cranial nerve. This nerve has many functions, but the most important function is to transmit impulses from the brain to certain muscles in the face, sometimes called the muscles...