Sunscreen is safe for infants. True. Sunscreen can and should be applied to any exposed skin of any age. Of course, it’s best to avoid the sun, especially during peak sun hours, cover your little one up with a hat,
As a pediatrician, I have not seen a lot of snake bites. Unfortunately, a recent experience taught me more than I ever needed or wanted to know. A good friend (and very brave patient) was recently bitten by a rattlesnake
Part of raising a child is bringing them for their routine check-ups at the pediatrician. There are specific appointments when the pediatrician will administer the child’s immunizations. These immunizations protect children from diseases. Many parents still won’t vaccinate their children.
Every summer my son gets insect bites that swell and itch horribly. How can I prevent them and what can I do to treat them? Bugs love feasting on summer nights and some kids seem to be sweeter targets.
My son slipped while running in the yard and hit his head. What should I do? Do I need to take him to the Emergency Room? Head injuries are common and most minor falls do not result in serious
My daughter fell, scraped her knee and cut her chin. Can I treat this at home? How do I know if she needs stitches? Minor cuts and scrapes are par for the course when running outside. It’s usually
Even though I use sunscreen on my children, they still sometimes get sunburned. What should I do? The best treatment for a sun burn is prevention. As much as possible, stay in the shade and avoid sun exposure during peak
I hope you and your family have a Happy 4th of July. My boys are looking forward to a spectacular firework show at our local high school. Since I’m on call this holiday weekend, I’d like to take a minute
Warm weather is here and that means…bugs. I seem to always get eaten alive on summer evenings when mosquitoes are out. Although many insect bites are just annoying, some can be more serious and even cause dangerous disease. Read my