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  • 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...

     
  • Influenza (the flu) Symptoms and Treatment

    Influenza (the flu) Symptoms and Treatment

    What is Influenza Influenza (“the flu”) is a viral illness that strikes millions of people every year. Although many people refer to any winter-time “bug” as “flu,” it’s important to identify the real culprit. Two virus types, called “influenza A” and “influenza B” cause...

     
  • Fish Poisoning and Envenomations

    Fish Poisoning and Envenomations

    Human encounters with venomous marine creatures are common and may result in serious poisoning. Venomous fish can inject toxins into our bodies when we come in contact with them. Poisoning can also occur by ingesting the flesh of a toxic fish....

     
  • Fifth disease

    Fifth disease

    Fifth disease or erythema infectiousum is a common childhood viral illness caused by the human parvovirus B19. It occurs most commonly between 2 and 10 years of age.

     
  • Fever

    Fever

    Parents know that fevers are very common in children, especially small children. But our biggest concern may be if/when you should call your pediatrician or take your child to the ER.Below is a list of signs and symptoms in addition...

     
  • Febrile seizures

    Febrile seizures

    What are Febrile Seizures Febrile seizures is the name we give to seizures (convulsions or “fits”) that happen in young children as a result of fever. They are very different from “regular” seizures or epilepsy. Febrile seizures happen in between 6 months and 6 years...

     
  • Environmental Hazards

    Environmental Hazards

    Environmental hazards are among the top health concerns many of us have for our children. Interaction with these hazards can have an adverse impact on the health of humans. This impact is felt first among the most vulnerable members of...

     
  • Dosing charts

    Dosing charts

    Acetaminophen (Tylenol) dosing chart Weight Infants drops Childrens suspension Chewable tablets Junior strength chewables 80 mg / 0.8 ml 160 mg / 5 ml 80 mg each 160 mg each 6-11 lbs. 0.4 ml 12-17 lbs. 0.8 ml ½ teaspoon...

     
  • Dog Bites

    Dog Bites

    Most dogs do not bite but any dog has the potential to bite at any time. Because this is a common injury for children in the US, it is important for parents to learn what they can teach to their...

     
  • Diarrhea

    Diarrhea

    Diarrhea is the frequent passage of unformed bowel movements. Its important to know what your childs stools usually look like. If the stools increase in number or become runnier than usual, this is considered an important change. Newborns often stool...