Use your words.
Communicating with Teenagers can be tough but did you know that yelling can be as hurtful as hitting? A recent study showed that adolescents whose parents yell at them have an increased risk of depression and aggressive behavior, some of the same problems that might develop if their parents hit them. While some parents may […]
Post Circumcision Care
Your infant’s circumcision site may look raw for the next 5-7 days. During this time period, it is important to keep it covered with petroleum jelly / Vaseline to ensure that the wound edges heal properly, and do not stick to the diaper. You may clean the site with plain water or fragrance-free diaper wipes. […]
FEVER is a temperature greater than 100.4°F and treatment of fevers is dependent on age. Fever is not a medical emergency unless your child is less than 2 months old. Fever is a sign of your body fighting an infection and is a good thing. Unfortunately, fevers also make your child feel pretty crummy and […]
About Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Dosage may be repeated every 4 hours as needed, but do not exceed more than 4 doses in 24 hours. Please use only the measuring device that comes with the medication for dosing.
Normal Growth of your Child
It is important for parents to be knowledgeable about normal growth. The average birth weight for a full term infant is 7 lbs 4 oz or 3.3 kilograms (kg). Probably as a result of loss of excess fluid, weight drops up to 10% in the first week of life; birth weight should be regained by […]
What is the Difference between a Sports Physical and a Yearly Physical?
As more and more schools and chiropractic offices are offering to do Sports Physicals, we felt like we should explain the difference between a Sports Physical and a Well Child Exam or Yearly Physical. Many adolescents and their parents believe that a Sports Physical is equivalent to a Well Child Exam, but this is not […]
Using Duct Tape to Remove Warts
Many pediatricians use Cryo-therapy with liquid nitrogen to treat warts (verruca vulgaris), which occurs in 5% to 10% of all pediatric patients. The procedure, however, has many drawbacks including the fear and discomfort children experience; complications such as blisters, infections, and pigment change (dark or light) of the skin; and the need for frequent clinic […]
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