When viruses strike, babies and young children are often hit the hardest. Since babies can’t blow their noses and toddlers are not all that good at it, they may need extra help to clear mucus and recover. The TMH Medical Clinic often sees children with upper respiratory viral infections. Here are some solutions when your baby gets sick.
Your child might have been able to see the blackboard perfectly last spring, but struggled this fall. Did you know that your child’s eyesight can change quickly— even over the summer? That’s just one reason well child checks are important once-a-year events for kids.
Does it seem like your young child always has a cold or cough? Does she often cough at night? Has she been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis or reoccurring respiratory infections? If so, it might be time to get her evaluated for asthma.
You may have heard of enterovirus 68. It’s an especially aggressive strain of a common set of bugs that causes upper respiratory symptoms each fall in children and adults alike. The TMH Medical Clinic sees cases of enterovirus 68 and other upper respiratory viral infections every year.
When you are out having fun take precautions to protect your family, especially babies, from too much sun exposure.
Nothing says summer for kids like whizzing down the road on a bike. Biking provides a taste of independence that all kids crave—and need. The challenge is knowing when your child is ready to venture off on her own.
What types of sickness, injury, and other symptoms warrant urgent care versus the emergency room for children?
When your child is sick you want to do whatever you can to get them better—fast. You bundle them up and take them to the doctor, expecting to get something to get rid of the illness, but you end up with a list of ways to treat the symptoms instead. If you leave wondering why you didn’t get an antibiotic to fix the problem, you may need a quick lesson in what antibiotics are used for and what causes common illnesses—a virus or a bacteria. After all, antibiotics only work on bacteria.
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