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Posts Tagged ‘bugs’

Summer Series: How to Treat Common Insect Bites

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

As we continue our summer series, it’s time to talk about pesky insect bites.  From May/June until Fall, I consistently see children who are brought to my office for me to look at their insect bites.  Just last week a mother brought in a 7 year old that she thought had chickenpox, but in reality it was numerous bug bites, which were located on the child’s arms and legs (exposed skin) rather than on the trunk which is seen with early chickenpox.   (more…)

Summer Series: Best Ways To Use Bug Spray

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Now that you know all about the options for bugs sprays this summer, let’s discuss the guidelines for using these products. (more…)

Keeping The Bugs Away

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

It’s that time of year again when the bugs start to return from their “off season vacations” and we all start to realize that there are bites appearing all over children’s bodies! (more…)

Bug Bite or Staph Infection?

Monday, December 21st, 2009

I received another e-mail  asking me my thoughts on what to do about this child’s bite. My first thoughts are, “is this really a bite, or is it an early staph infection?” (more…)

The Truth About Bedbugs

Monday, August 17th, 2009

With everyone finishing out summer vacation and trips to near and far, and away from one’s own bed, I wondered if any one had been unfortunate enough to develop bites secondary to bed bugs? Bed bugs, also known as Cimex Lectularis have been a known human parasite (remember the lovely louse in hair) for centuries. It is only recently that there has been a resurgence of this blood-sucking insect in all parts of this country and the developed world. YUCK! (more…)

Treating Summer Insect Stings

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Staying with the subject of summer ills, I thought it was also appropriate to discuss stinging insects. Stinging insects belong to the order Hymenoptera that includes honeybees, bumble bees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps and fire ants. I am sure there is a purpose for these insects in the animal kingdom, but they are quite a nuisance in the human kingdom during the summer months. (more…)

Best Bug Repellent

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Listen to the Podcast

Find out which is the best bug repellent to use on your child

Guest: Janice Lieberman, Author ofHow to Shop for a Husband andToday Show Consumer Reporter