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If you have a medical emergency, call a physician or qualified healthcare provider, or CALL 911 immediately. Under no circumstances should you attempt self-treatment based on anything you have seen or read on this Website.

The Latest From Injuries & First Aid

Lacerations, Cuts and scrapes – welcome to summer!

Lacerations, Cuts and scrapes – welcome to summer!

Lacerations, Cuts and scrapes – welcome to summer! I’m not sure about your kids, but as soon as the snow starts to melt mine are begging to go outside and play on the swings and slides. Since everything is still a bit wet, soggy and thrilling, this is...

How To Treat A Burn – Do’s & Dont’s

How To Treat A Burn – Do’s & Dont’s

How To Treat A Burn With Your Child Do’s and Don’ts of Burn Management Unfortunately I see burns from hot liquids and flames too often in the emergency room. The patient is usually a curious toddler who wants to see what a caregiver is drinking, or wants to peer into...

How to manage epistaxis (nosebleeds)

How to manage epistaxis (nosebleeds)

Nosebleeds, or epistaxis, are very common in children. They are usually caused by dryness or irritation of the skin between the two nostrils, called the nasal septum. This area is rich in blood vessels and very easily irritated. The most common cause for...

Splinter Removal Made Easy

Splinter Removal Made Easy

Splinter Removal 101 Running around barefoot on a deck sounds super fun right? Well, yes, until your two year old starts screaming as he got what seems like a million splinters under his feet. That was my weekend fun! I frequently see kids in the office...

Cat And Dog Bites – Uh Oh – What To Do Now?

Cat And Dog Bites – Uh Oh – What To Do Now?

Dog Bites? Cat Bites? Here's what to do .. We have two dogs at home and spent a great deal of time training them to never, ever bite. We spend time every week poking their noses, pulling their tails and sneaking up on them to rid them of their natural...

The Latest From Allergies & Anaphylaxis

How to prevent kids allergies to foods

How to prevent kids allergies to foods

Kids allergies can be terrifying and overwhelming – watching a baby’s allergic reaction, particularly to foods that you are feeding. Study shows that as many as 5.6 million children under 18 years of age in the United States alone have a food allergy.

Lactose Intolerance In Children?

Lactose Intolerance In Children?

Lactose Intolerance In Children - Gassiness and Belly Pain? Parents tell me all the time that their children are lactose intolerant, just like they are. Their children exhibit milk intolerance symptoms that include: fussiness, bloating, irritability,...

How to Recognize an Anaphylactic Reaction

How to Recognize an Anaphylactic Reaction

Anaphylactic Reaction - What To Do I'm an allergy parent, and I write the Irritated by Allergies blog for Yummy Mummy Club, as well. My son has had severe food allergies since birth, so I've got six years of handling those allergies, and mitigating his risk of...

The Latest From Infectious Diseases

Causes of Sore Throat in Kids Including Viral Pharyngitis and Strep Throat

Causes of Sore Throat in Kids Including Viral Pharyngitis and Strep Throat

Is your kid not eating and drinking? What can be the possible reason? Perhaps your child has a sore throat, viral pharyngitis, or strep throat. Sore throat is medically known as “pharyngitis. This is the inflammation of the pharynx. Usually, we see viral pharyngitis or sore throat caused by viral infections. Other times we see pharyngitis as a result of a bacterial infection like strep throat.

7 Tips For Preventing Viral Infections This Fall and Winter

7 Tips For Preventing Viral Infections This Fall and Winter

Those pesky germs that are lurking in daycares, schools, and even your workspace. It’s virus season, and it comes every year. For the next few months, my office and emergency room will be filled with kids and adults coughing, wiping their noses, and suffering from vomiting or diarrhea. Prevention is the key.

Symptoms of a Bladder Infection in Kids

Symptoms of a Bladder Infection in Kids

Urinary tract infections are prevalent in kids — especially if you have an infant in diapers or an older child that holds in their urine for more extended periods (like in the classroom or during extracurricular activities). This is especially true for a constipated toddler who is less able to communicate the issue.

Stomach Flu Treatment in Kids – What to Know and Do

Stomach Flu Treatment in Kids – What to Know and Do

Stomach Flu in children – or viral gastroenteritis – can be unsettling and something that all parents dread. However, it generally just requires hydration to best combat the illness. If your child is not eating, it can be ok as long as they are drinking plenty of fluids.

When will kids get the vaccine?

When will kids get the vaccine?

The short version is it will likely take several months before a vaccine is approved for use in kids. The COVID-19 vaccines were created and tested in record speed, a huge scientific leap with tons of collaboration around the world.

The Latest From Doctors, Hospitals, & Medicines

What is virtual healthcare?

What is virtual healthcare?

Virtual healthcare refers to virtual visits between a healthcare provider. The pandemic has highlighted that virtual care can provide reassurance and efficiency, while allowing families to remain in the safe comfort of their homes, while still accessing expert care. Satisfaction amongst patients is high.

How to Find the Best Doctors for Your Family

How to Find the Best Doctors for Your Family

How to Find the Best Doctors for Your Family We all know the adage ‘good help is hard to find’. Should this apply to your child’s paediatrician as well? I think not. There are thousands of excellent 'best doctors'. They are waiting to be found! There are...

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