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Posts Tagged ‘fever’


Monday, November 7th, 2011

Fever, Fever, Fever…should be the title of a book and it would be a bestseller as well!! (more…)

Summer Viruses Are Popping Up

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

I check the weather every day and not only are 90+ million people bathed in triple digit temperatures, there are a lot of  “hot” and nauseated children I have been seeing in my office! (more…)

Seizures In Healthy Children

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

I received a phone call from a patient whose 11 year old son had suffered a seizure, which actually occurred while he was playing a video game. (more…)

Fever & Your New Baby

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

I have recently seen many babies coming in to the office for their first post hospital newborn check. The lovely thing about summer is that the office is not quite as busy as there just aren’t as many sick children. (more…)

No More Fever Phobia!

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Parental concerns about children with fever continues to be the primary reason for phone calls to pediatricians offices, visits to the doctor and late night trips to the ER.  The term “fever phobia” is not new and one of the hardest things to “teach” parents is the mantra “fever is your friend”. (more…)

The Questions About Fever Continue

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Back in the office today and boy is it busy. It seems like this has been going on a while with frantic phone calls and office visits. Many many of the questions are about fever.  You’ve heard me say before “fever is our friend”. (more…)

The Right Way to Take A Temperature

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

During flu season and really throughout the year, the questions surrounding how to take a temperature in a child and how to treat a fever seem never ending. So I thought let’s jump right in with a discussion on taking temperatures in all age children. (more…)

Weekend Fevers

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Monday’s in the office are always busy and one of the most predictable visits will be for a child who has had a fever over the weekend. Fevers and kids are like salt and pepper they just go together. Why they seem to be worse or more frequent over the weekend, I don’t know, but the doctor/mother in me thinks it is true. (more…)

The Science Behind Febrile Seizures

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

With the “sick season” upon us, I have been seeing many children with fevers so I thought it would be a good time to talk about febrile seizures. (more…)

When Your College Student Gets Sick

Monday, December 13th, 2010

My phone has been ringing frequently these days with calls from college students asking for advice because they are sick. It doesn’t matter if you go to school in the north or south, if the school is big or small, students living in dorms and close quarters are gathering together and therefore pass their viruses from one to another. (more…)