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  • 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...

     
  • Middle Ear Infection – Symptoms and Treatment

    Middle Ear Infection – Symptoms and Treatment

    What is a Middle Ear Infection Middle ear infections are very common in young children. New vaccines are helping to make them less common, and new scientific information is helping to change the ways doctors think about them. Still, these infections (doctors...

     
  • Bladder infection

    The medical term for bladder infection is “cystitis”, but most often the term “urinary tract infection” is used to acknowledge that the exact location of the infection cannot always be pinpointed. Usually the bladder is involved, but the infection may not be...

     
  • What is Scarlet fever

    Scarlet fever is a syndrome consisting of a rough sandpaper-like red rash most often on the neck and shoulders, fever, and evidence of a group A streptococcal infection. Most often the throat is the source of the infection (See Strep’+Throat)....

     
  • What is Shingles

    Definition: Shingles is the common term for herpes zoster. It is caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster virus), not the herpes simples virus. In fact, it is basically resurgence of chicken pox within the body. One cannot have shingles...

     
  • Strep Throat

    What is Strep Throat Strep throat is so common that it is almost a ritual of childhood. Today we can think of strep throat as a fairly minor illness because of antibiotics. Before the antibiotic era, however, strep throat caused thousands of...