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
It's 8 a.m. and you are trying to get your kids' winter coats on and load them in the car to head off to school and daycare when your youngest announces that her tummy hurts. Ugghh.
In today's economy the thought of calling in because your child is sick is seeming less of an option. Besides, all the kids at school and daycare are sick. Heck, this is where she got it in the first place. Hey, it's their fault she's sick, so they can deal with
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 strep, sore throat, rheumatic fever, rash, kidney, illness, heart, glomerulonephritis, fever, antibiotics on
Mar 10, 2009
Fever, headache, vomiting, rash and sore throat: any and all of these are the symptoms of strep throat. Many children have at least one case of strep throat at some point during their school years and frequently a note will come home from school alerting parents to the fact that their child is at risk. Strep throat often makes you quite sick and seeing the quick response to antibiotics (usually feeling dramatically better in just 24 hours)