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5 Flu Myths You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

Flu Myth #1: “The flu isn’t dangerous for children” Young children, older adults, and individuals with compromised immune systems all have a higher-than-normal risk for developing complications from the flu. Each year, 20,000 kids under the age of five are hospitalized due to health issues that were caused or exacerbated by the flu. Flu Myth Read More…

Foreign object in your child’s nose? 3 dos and don’ts

Aaaaachoo! It’s allergy season for many Maryland pediatric care doctors. Unfortunately, there’s never an off-season for children who get foreign objects lodged in their noses. And removing those objects is rarely as simple as sneezing. Just ask our practitioners One of our most memorable patients was a child who got a sloppy joe stuck up Read More…

What is rsv, and what do I do if my child has it?

From chickenpox to whooping cough, the list of nasty little bugs stalking our children seems almost endless, doesn’t it? But there’s another important illness that you should know about. It is respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, which is in full swing during the winter months. Most children are infected by RSV during their first year Read More…

The flu makes us all feel asthmatic

by Keyvan Rafei, MD Yes, the flu bug is a nasty little culprit, but it’s the resultant, poorly understood inflammation that is so insidious. Essentially, that inflammation makes us all – albeit temporarily – asthmatics. Here’s what patients and even practitioners need to know to alleviate this flu-induced inflammation to feel better and recover more Read More…

What are cuts, scratches, and abrasions?

Cuts, scratches, and abrasions can seem extremely frightening to children. Whether they skin their knees on the driveway, scratch themselves on a thorn bush, or accidentally cut themselves with a knife, children can go from being perfectly fine one moment to having a full-out screaming tantrum the next. While any of these injuries might seem Read More…

Strains vs. Sprains

Strains and sprains are two common injuries your child should be careful of when playing sports or horsing around. Although they’re similar in name, strains and sprains actually involve damage to different parts of the body. What is a strain? A strain is a severe stretch or tear of muscles or tendons. Tendons are the Read More…

How Can You Tell if Your Child is Allergic to a Bug Bite?

It’s no secret: children spend a lot of time outside in summer and fall. As we discussed in What are the Most Common Bug Bites and Stings – while a bug’s favorite hobby might be to pester little, barefoot kids – most of the time, the bite or sting is harmless. There are times, however, Read More…

What are the Most Common Bug Bites and Stings?

Although relatively harmless, bug bites and stings are one of the most unpleasant aspects of the summer weather. For your children, running barefoot in the yard through the sprinklers can lead to a multitude of annoying results – bee and wasp stings, flea and tick bites, or spider and mosquito bites. And, while your children Read More…

What Vaccines Does Your Child Need?

Vaccinations are one of the most important steps to ensure that your child will be healthy for his or her entire life. Although there have been some concerns in the news about possible side effects or outcomes, giving your child the pediatrician recommended vaccines will help their immune systems develop and protect their bodies from Read More…

10 Things You Need to Know About Vaccinations

Vaccines are a confusing medical issue in today’s media. Many parents are uncertain of whether or not they should vaccinate their children against common diseases, because some people believe that immunizations can cause mental or physical illnesses. While it’s understandable that parents should be concerned about the types of pediatric care their children are receiving, Read More…

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