Can my child return to day care? Can he go to school tomorrow? Will she be well enough for her birthday party this weekend? I get asked these questions daily. Check out my blog post on Web MD to find
By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP “Mommy, my throat hurts!” We’ve all heard this often–usually at 3 am, and the next stop is the pediatrician’s office. Parents often look to antibiotics as a cure-all for whatever ails their child.
By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP Break out the tissues – it’s flu season! Day care facilities and classrooms will soon be filled with sick children performing the music of cough cough, sneeze sneeze, achoo! So how do you keep
By Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann Stuffy noses, coughs and sore throats. Why does it seem like your children are sick all winter long? Is it safe to send them to school? Are they contagious? When should
By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD and Candace Remer, MD Asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness, causing almost 2 million emergency room visits and more than 5,000 deaths each year. Allergies affect millions of children and if untreated,
The number of confirmed cases of whooping cough in Southern California is 4 times higher this year than last year and it has been reported that five babies have died of this preventable disease. My phones have been ringing with