Pediatric

In recent years, the number of children with allergies to food, pollens, latex and other allergens has grown dramatically. There has also been a surge in the number of children with asthma, and other allergic conditions, such as the skin disorders contact dermatitis and eczema. Childhood asthma is among the most serious and widespread health risks afflicting children today.

Breathing Easy in School

Breathing Easy in School

It can be hard for some parents to send their son or daughter off to school in the fall. It’s especially hard to let go when the child has asthma or severe allergies, which parents know all too well have the potential to be life threatening. While asthma and allergies can be effectively managed in …

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Childhood Allergies

Childhood Allergies: What Should Parents Know?

The incidence of allergies in children has increased significantly in the last two decades. There are now more children with asthma, hay fever, and eczema than ever before. Closely following this increased prevalence of allergies is the rise in asthma, which has become the number one diagnosis for child hospital admissions. In my own practice …

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Hay Fever Havoc for Children

Hay Fever Havoc for Children

High season for hay fever is upon us, and allthough the itching, sneezing and runny nose are sure to pass when the last grain of pollen finally drops, these symptoms can wreak havoc on the lives of many each year. Children are no exception. While hay fever can lead to misery and loss of productivity …

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Skin Rashes in Children

Skin Rashes in Children – Causes, Diagnosis, treatment

Also called: Pediatric Erythema, Pediatric Dermatitis, Pediatric Skin Lesions, Pediatric Rubor Summary A skin rash is an area of inflammation, or a change in the texture or color of the skin (e.g., redness, itching, raised bumps). The condition can result from a range of sources, including irritation, disease or a reaction (allergic or non–allergic) to …

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Insect Stings in Children

Insect Stings in Children – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Summary Insect stings are a serious health threat for some children who have allergies to insect venom. Venom released in the stings of bees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps and fire ants can trigger a rare, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylactic shock in some children. More often, children may suffer a milder reaction such as …

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