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Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Lip Lickers Dermatitis

Monday, October 31st, 2011

I am just back from an evening call night in the office and it was like dermatology clinic!  But the funniest thing was that 4 of the children I examined, all of different ages, had the same thing: Lip Lickers Dermatitis. (more…)

Red Cheeks In Winter

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

It is the time of year for cold temperatures, low humidity and dry skin. It is funny, every year as the temperatures drop, I we start seeing these cute little babies and toddlers who have those bright red cheeks. I always say that they “look like British babies”. (more…)

Dealing With Winter Nosebleeds

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

With winter in full swing, cold temperatures and heat running in the house the air is really dry. Not only does this cause lots of dry skin and chapped lips, it may also cause nosebleeds.

It is not uncommon for children to get occasional nosebleeds, and noses albeit small, may really seem to bleed a lot. If your child experiences a nosebleed in the middle of the night, which is not unusual, you will be convinced that some horrible trauma has occurred during the night, by virtue of the blood stains on the sheets. Once you check out your child you will realize that all of that blood came from the nose, and your child is perfectly comfortable, happy and there are no obvious injuries. Off they go to play while you get the job of changing the bloody sheets. (more…)

Take Time to Plan a Family Vacation or Trip

Monday, January 5th, 2009

I have written so often about the importance of family time, so as we start off the New Year with everyone heading back to school, after having several weeks of being together, I have again learned a lesson. There is a BIG difference between a vacation and a trip.

Don’t get me wrong, both vacations and trips are wonderful and a well-earned pleasure. But a trip is something you take with your children, grandparents and extended family. A vacation is “a trip” taken without the children, as in just the mother and father alone together. (more…)