Tylenol After Vaccines

I get a lot of questions about administration of Tylenol to babies who have just received or are about to receive vaccines.  There are a number of rumors floating around out there in the mommynet about this one so let’s talk about it.  I want to address two big questions in particular.  First, should you... Continue Reading →

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Will She Shut Up About Gardasil, Already?

Hey, readers!  Do I still have any readers?  I've been MIA for a minute, sorry about that. It's been kind of a crazy year what with my mom having breast cancer and then we had a little storm down here a few months ago.  You might have heard mention of it.  Anywho, a couple of... Continue Reading →

A Reality Check on Dry Drowning

*As promised, I've come back to edit and flesh out a bit.  Enjoy! Dry Drowning Is Not A Thing OK, it's a thing and a very bad thing but I've been encountering a lot of misunderstanding about what it is (and what it isn't).  Drowning claims the lives of WAY too many children every year... Continue Reading →

Minor Head Injuries in Children

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.  One fell off and bumped his head.  Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed.” Four little monkeys jumping on the bed.  One fell off and bumped her head.  Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping... Continue Reading →

Virus vs. Bacteria

    Have you ever been really really worried that your kid had a serious illness only to take them to see the doctor and be told they had “just a virus”?  Have you ever taken your kid in for a well visit only to be told they had an ear infection and needed an... Continue Reading →

Fever

I recently saw a video come across my newsfeed advertising a device you can stick to your child that will continuously monitor their temperature and Bluetooth the readings to your smart phone.  The app will alert you when your child’s temperature is “too high”.  You can even email your readout to your pediatrician!  It will... Continue Reading →

Varicella (chicken pox)

I don’t actually remember much about having the chicken pox as a kid. I know I had it because I’ve been told my whole life that I did and my Ig titres were nice and high when I had them checked at the beginning of medical school, but I don’t actually remember it. I’m thinking... Continue Reading →

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