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Fight Back, Get Better with these 5 Home Treatments for the Flu

So what happened? Your family was among the first in line to get flu shots. Yet somehow, some way – someone still ended up sick. Don’t sweat it. (That’s the fever’s job.) Here’s the thing: the flu shot is only about 30 percent effective. On the surface, that may not seem like much – but Read More…

Watch Out for these 3 Secondary Infections from the Flu

As if you needed a reminder, influenza – or the flu – is a respiratory illness affecting millions of people annually. This year’s crop has been particularly devastating. Hopefully, you’ve received your vaccination. If not – stop reading. Corral your family; drive to your nearest physician, minute clinic, or urgent care facility (we know of Read More…

Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for Kids? That is the Question

KinderMender’s physicians field the same question time and time again: “Should I use ibuprofen or acetaminophen to treat my child’s fever?” No sense in belaboring the point or burying the lead: There is no hot take on this query, and no definitive answer. Each OTC medication has its respective strengths and weaknesses, and both largely Read More…

Urgent: Important Info About the Flu Outbreak

As if we need any reminders about the serious nature of the flu, this past week proved deadly with seven pediatric deaths throughout the United States. This brought the total for this flu season to almost two dozen. That’s tragic. News reports of the severity of this flu have triggered a lot of questions from Read More…

When Should I Worry: Coughs in Children

Nothing disrupts a peaceful evening of Netflix binging like the mid-fall mania caused by a sudden barking cough from a child’s bedroom. Well, except vomiting. Sometimes the two even coincide, and then you really have a night on your hands. The end of October is only days away. The uncommonly warm temperatures we’ve experienced in Read More…

The “F” Word: Cover Your Ears and Roll Up Your Sleeves

That ugly “F” word is making the rounds once again. No, it’s not something your kids might overhear at recess.  It’s also not fall, football, or Frankenstein. Have you guessed yet? Thanks to county fairs, that nasty word – “flu” – dominated news cycles a little earlier than in years past. Cases of swine flu Read More…

Inhalers vs. Nebulizers in Delivery of Aerosol Medications

Aerosol medications are used by individuals with respiratory illnesses, such as asthma. They can be administered in one of two ways – via inhaler or nebulizer. Both methods are designed to deliver quick relief (or fast-acting) and long term control medications directly to the lungs. But which option is best? While pitting these breathing aids Read More…

American Academy of Pediatrics Allergy Tips

’Tis the season for sneezing, wheezing, and allergen-induced breakouts and breathing problems. In its publication, “Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know,” The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a comprehensive list of warning signs and symptoms, as well as tips and suggestions for mitigating and/or minimizing the effects of allergens in and Read More…

Why Do We Catch a Cold and He Doesn’t?

People are generally enthusiastic about catching things – from a prized marlin, to a fly ball, or even a future spouse. But when it comes to landing the common cold, we want no part of it, and can even get a bit vindictive. When we’re in abject misery with congestion and a scratchy throat, the Read More…

Waxing Philosophical About Ear Infections

  Instances of acute otitis media – otherwise known as ear infections – remain the most common reason that parents take their children to see the doctor. Because of that, they are also, perhaps, the most over-diagnosed. At KinderMender, we frequently see infants age 1 and younger, who have exhibited extreme fussiness, particularly at night, Read More…

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  • “Everyone we worked with, from the time we first called with questions through when we left after our appointment, was extremely friendly, efficient, and just overall wonderful and easy to work with. The place was clean, pretty, warm, and inviting!”

  • “Everyone is always patient and kind; it is so important to me that my kids are treated well especially at a doctor’s office because it directly influences their level of comfort and anxiety for the rest of their lives.”

  • “Fast, friendly and efficient service received. The Doctor was very friendly and informative. My child felt comfortable and was at ease by the kind nature of everyone. From the time we walked in we were greeted with a warm, friendly smile and immediate attention.”

  • “Always very welcoming and KinderMender makes it as comfortable as possible for the children. My son is no longer scared of going to the doctor because of his wonderful experiences here. It is so nice to have somewhere to take him that is not ‘scary.’ Thank you!”

  • “Everyone is always very friendly, helpful and sensitive to my child’s needs. They had us in and out in less than 20 minutes which is so important when dealing with a grouchy, sick child.”

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Diagnoses

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  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Cellulitis - Skin Infection
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Eczema
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Strep Pharyngitis - Strep Throat
  • Viral Infection
  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Cellulitis - Skin Infection
  • Conjunctivitis - Pink Eye
  • Gastroenteritis - Vomiting / Diarrhea
  • Viral Infection
  • Strep Pharyngitis - Strep Throat
  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Gastroenteritis - Vomiting / Diarrhea
  • Conjunctivitis - Pink Eye
  • Viral Infection
  • Fever

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