Summer usually brings hot weather, lots of time outdoors and sometimes kidney stones. For any adult who's ever had a kidney stone, you know the pain is intense and severe to the point that concentrating on anything is impossible. Sometimes the pain is so intense it leads to vomiting or literally writhing on the floor in pain, unable to even drag yourself to the emergency room.
Kidney stones in children are often much less intense. Instead,
I get a lot of questions about "growing pains," so I thought I would set the record straight. Growing pains have nothing to do with active growth of bones! Who knew?!
Growing pains are actually muscle spasms or aches that typically occur often at night and for no apparent rhyme or reason. Some kids who have had a particularly active day may experience these pains at night but not with every active day. Some kids never have them and others
Pink eye seems like a straightforward condition, yet it is more complex than you would think. Not all pink eyes are contagious and some can indicate truly serious conditions. How do you tell the difference?
Contagious pink eye comes on suddenly, sometimes associated with goopy discharge and often associated with other symptoms of illness like a runny nose or fever. Not all contagious pink eye infections need eye drops, though. If the eye is
I remember my first real period. I was a junior in high school and the last person on earth to get it, or so I thought, and was thrilled to have finally joined the ranks of womankind. By then, I had seen my friends go through the first couple of years (at least) of theirs and knew being a bit irregular at first was normal and it seemed almost nobody had cramps the first few months.
After a year or so, I started having crippling cramps. Not
Posted by: drmolly in sore throat, rash, pain, illness, fever on
Mar 10, 2009
Spring is finally starting and with spring comes a perennial favorite: Herpangina. This illness occurs in young children (usually under age 6) and is characterized by high fever, drooling, sore throat, fussiness and after a couple of days of fever, sometimes a little polka dot rash on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet will appear. Some kids will also have diarrhea with the illness and the rash can also appear in the diaper area
Posted by: drmolly in pain, arthritis on
Mar 10, 2009
I get a lot of questions about ‘growing pains' so I thought I would set the record straight. Growing pains have nothing to do with active growth of bones! Who knew! They are muscle spasms or aches that occur often at night and for no apparent rhyme or reason. Some kids who have had a particularly active day may experience these pains at night but not with every active day. Some kids never have them and others have them frequently which make