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Rashes can be Dermatological Emergencies

Rashes can be Dermatological Emergencies Rashes can be Dermatological Emergencies. When children develop a rash, it is normal for parents to become concerned. It is possible that this rash could be an allergic reaction. On the other hand, these rashes could also wind up being benign viral exanthems. How can parents tell the difference between an [...]

Anaphylaxis: EpiPen and Then What?

Anaphylaxis: EpiPen and Then What? Anaphylaxis: EpiPen and Then What? Countless children are diagnosed with a severe allergy every year. Some of the common culprits include foods, insect bites, and even airborne exposures. When a child has been diagnosed with a serious allergy, it is important to avoid this substance. Unfortunately, unintentional exposures can occur. Sometimes, [...]

What is Reflux?

What is Reflux? What is Reflux? Most adults are aware that chest pain can be serious. There are lots of different causes of chest pain and some of these include: Trauma related to a direct blow to the chest A possible collapsed lung, called a pneumothorax The development of blood clots in the lungs, called pulmonary [...]

Spotting Appendicitis in a Child

Spotting Appendicitis in a Child Spotting Appendicitis in a Child.  There are lots of reasons why children have abdominal pain. In some cases, this comes from eating too much. On the other hand, there are also emergencies that parents should be aware of. One example is appendicitis. Almost everyone has heard of appendicitis. This can [...]

What is RSV?

What is RSV? What is RSV? The weather is turning cold and it is that time of year again. Cold and flu symptoms are popping up everywhere. People are visiting their doctors to see whether or not their respiratory illness is serious. The diseases that cause a mild cough and cold in adults and teenagers can [...]

Should I Get the Flu Shot?

Should I Get the Flu Shot? Should I Get the Flu Shot? It is that time of year again. It's the middle of October and healthcare professionals, particularly doctors, are out there urging people to get the flu vaccine. Many businesses, particularly hospitals, are requiring their employees to get the flu vaccine themselves. Despite this, many [...]

Knee Injuries in Sports

Knee Injuries in Sports Knee Injuries in Sports. Almost every child plays sports at some point in their life. Sports are a way for children to stay in shape, learn about commitment, and gain time management skills. Unfortunately, injuries are also a reality in sports. Even in childhood, children are injured all the time. Knee injuries [...]