Sore Throats In Children

Sore throats in children are a common symptom in our office. Sore throats are commonly caused by infections such as viruses or bacteria, like strep.  Sore throats in children may also be caused by postnasal drip from a cold or allergies or other sources of irritation.

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Fevers In Children

Fevers in children are incredibly common and almost always indicate an infection of some sort.  Most often, viruses are the cause of childhood fevers, though a fever in a child can also indicate a more serious infection or other problem.  The definition of fever in a child is a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° F in children under 3 months of age and greater than 101° F in older children. 

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Cough In Children

Children cough for a variety of reasons, in fact, it's one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor's office. In this post, we look at the common causes and treatments of cough in children, the signs that your child needs to see a medical professional, and tips on counting breath rates.

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Children With Allergies

Seasonal allergies, also called Allergic Rhinitis (hay fever) is a common problem for children and young adults.  Allergic Rhinitis is typically caused by an immune system response to pollen from things like molds, flowers, trees, grasses, or other plants.

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Pinkeye In Children

Pinkeye, also called conjunctivitis, is common in children.  Pinkeye in kids is usually caused by viruses, bacteria, allergies or an irritant in the eye. Symptoms of pinkeye include a red eye, pain, itching, feeling like something is stuck in the eye, or goopy discharge from the eye. Treatment depends on the cause but may include cleansing or a prescription for eye drops.

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Easing Medical Visit Anxiety For Children

The main symptoms of anxiety in children are include shyness, nervousness, fear, and acting out. These symptoms can certainly be normal for kids, but the difference is that in anxious children, these behaviors cause significant interference with the quality of life of the child and with normal, day-to-day activities.

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The Sports Physical Explained!

Despite the unseasonably warm weather we recently had followed by our return to winter, the smell of spring in the air always gets me thinking about spring athletic participation and a return to outdoor sports and exercise.  These thoughts are no doubt aided by 2018 being an Olympic year. 

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