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Posts Tagged ‘cold’

Too Many Antibiotics Prescribed!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Are you enjoying the sounds of the season? I am but what I’m also hearing is coughing, sneezing and wheezing.  It’s upper respiratory season and I’m seeing a lot of viral illnesses. (more…)

Airborne for Your Kids?

Friday, November 18th, 2011

It’s cold & flu season and I have already been receiving emails from parents asking what works/doesn’t work.  I reviewed a recent note from a well-meaning dad asking if he could give his 3 year old son Airborne to help “offset colds”. (more…)

Asthmatic Kids & Winter Colds

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Cold season is definitely here and for anyone who has a child with asthma, you are aware that wheezing will often accompany fall and winter colds. (more…)

Acetaminophen & Your Kids

Friday, November 11th, 2011

If you have been shopping for OTC acetaminophen products for your new baby or toddler you may have noticed some recent changes, and we knew they were coming. (more…)

Baby’s First Cold

Monday, October 24th, 2011

I find myself in the office each day amid a host of babies who are finally succumbing to their first colds. I walk into the room and see their little runny noses, their red rimmed eyes and hear their frequent coughs, while simultaneously see them sitting on their mom or dad’s laps, playing with a toy and making good eye contact with the parent. (more…)

Don’t Touch The T-Zone!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Well, even though spring is officially here, we are still seeing a lot of coughs, colds and lingering RSV in our community. Thankfully, flu is on the way out! (more…)

Upper Respiratory Viruses

Monday, February 21st, 2011

I have been on call over the last weekend and I am beyond sounding like a broken record as I explain to parent after parent, “we are at the height of upper respiratory season”. (more…)

Alternative “Medicines” to Fight a Cold

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

I am still fighting (that is really a descriptive term) my latest cold and the office is engulfed in a cold virus epidemic. Children of every age have runny noses, are blowing noses, and there’s a cacophony of coughs.  So I thought I would finish discussing more alternatives for preventing the common cold and possible treatments. (more…)

Does the Color of Mucus Really Matter?

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

It is that time of year and everyone seems to have a cold, including me!! I am actually “on” my second cold, so I am feeling like a toddler who gets sick every two to three weeks. (more…)

Vapor Rubs: Do They Really Work?

Monday, December 27th, 2010

There was a great article recently published in the online journal of Pediatrics.  I had to read it as it was titled, “Vapor Rub, Petrolatum, or No Treatment for Nocturnal Cough”.  Having been a fan of both Vick’s Vapor Rub and Mentholatum since I was a child, I knew it was a MUST read article. (more…)