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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…

No Appendectomy for Appendicitis?

For more than 100 years, the primary treatment for appendicitis has remained virtually unaltered: surgery. The appendix, a finger-shaped pouch attached to the large intestine (or colon), was previously thought to be vestigial – or functionless – before studies showed that it actually harbors healthy bacteria. These bacteria haven been proven to replenish the gut Read More…

Viruses, Bacteria, and Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics, Oh My

Brace yourself – this could be a sour pill to swallow: Antibiotics will not, in any way, shape, or form – and no matter how much we would like them to – eradicate a viral infection. Only time, rest, and fluids can do that. As a matter of fact, pediatric providers even thinking about prescribing 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…

With Conjunctivitis, Chances Are You Are in the Pink

Pink Floyd. The Pink Panther. Pink Eye. One of these things is way overhyped. By process of elimination, we can determine the culprit. Let’s see: the former put another brick in “The Wall” to international acclaim, while Peter Sellers slayed with “A Shot in the Dark” and five other hit films. The latter? Eye crust, Read More…

Boiling the Nature of High Fever and Flu Down to its Essence

The flu is notorious for giving children high fevers, particularly in age groups we least suspect. For infants, babies, and toddlers, this occurrence is not surprising, as their immune systems have not fully developed, necessitating a more amped response. Whereas school age children – even teens – are not accustomed to this struggle. Their immune Read More…

The Sore Truth Surrounding Strep Throat

Its scientific name is Group A Streptococcal pharyngitis, but terrified parents nationwide know it solely by its blood-curdling street cred: strep throat. Symptoms of this dreaded school-age malady often include: sore throat fever pain when swallowing bright red throat with pale spots swollen lymph nodes nausea In fact, the collective panic regarding this bacteria-bred sore Read More…

Deck the Halls with Bowels of Horror: Norovirus in Maryland

Fa la la la – blaaaaaghhhh? For many families, a vile strain of the norovirus in Maryland proved to be an unwelcome surprise over the holidays – and into the New Year. This nasty little illness, hallmarked by diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and achiness, can unfortunately run rampant among families with small or school-aged children. Read More…

5 Ways to Navigate Unhealthy Children’s Menus at Restaurants

How do you feel about a side of bad news with that not-so-happy meal? More than one third of America’s children are either overweight or obese, and too few restaurants are offering menu items that meet nutritional standards. It should come as no surprise, really. The writing has been on the wall – or, more Read More…

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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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