Free Symptom Tracker Printable: The Best Way to Log Symptoms

Free Symptom Tracker Printable: The Best Way to Log Symptoms

If you or your child have ongoing health issues, just scheduling a doctor’s visit is stressful enough. Arriving and trying to explain everything is even harder. How can the appointment be a little less easier? Finding a way to organize and communicate your thoughts can help a lot. One of the best ways to keep track…

Foot Pain at Night in Children: Growing Pains or a Reason to Worry?

Foot Pain at Night in Children: Growing Pains or a Reason to Worry?

It’s after bedtime. Everyone is tucked in and nearly asleep.  Then, there’s a wail from a child’s room, “My foot hurts!” Why would a child complain about foot pain at night? There are many possibilities. Today I’ll review a few of the most common reasons a child’s feet may hurt at night.  Then, I’ll list…

Cough Drops for Kids: 2 Things Parents Should Know

Cough Drops for Kids: 2 Things Parents Should Know

During cold, flu, or allergy season, parents look for every possible way to relieve their kids’ discomfort. Especially sore throats! Whether home remedies or something from the pharmacy, options abound. Enter cough drops. They don’t require a prescription. Many adults love cough drops as a quick way to soothe a sore throat. So, can we give…

What Actually Helps Treat the Common Cold in Children

What Actually Helps Treat the Common Cold in Children

It’s that time of year. Or, these days, is it always that time of year? Cold and flu season. The season of upper respiratory tract infections. If your little one is feeling unwell, sometimes it’s hard to know what helps and what doesn’t. Today’s post will review the treatments that have evidence and science behind…

Can We Screen for Type 1 Diabetes in Children?

Can We Screen for Type 1 Diabetes in Children?

Type 1 diabetes is a serious illness, and it is becoming more common among children in the United States. This is especially among non-Hispanic Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians/Pacific Islanders. What if we could tell a child had type 1 diabetes before they actually got sick? For some kids, it might be possible! Today, I’ll review…

Migraine Headaches in Children: What We Discuss at the First Appointment

Migraine Headaches in Children: What We Discuss at the First Appointment

Disclaimer: This is for information only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of…

Seasonal Allergies in Children (& Options for Symptom Relief)
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Seasonal Allergies in Children (& Options for Symptom Relief)

“Could it be allergies?” The parents of a newborn asked, as we gazed at their baby’s tiny nose and the even tinier amount of congestion. “Well . . .” I began. Could it be? Are all snotty noses probably allergies? During some seasons, it sure feels that way. In this post, we’ll review seasonal allergies,…

Fevers in Children: What to Do & When to Worry

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