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Otitis Externa : Swimmer’s ear

As the temperature outside continues to get warmer, many of your children’s days will be filled with swimming and other water activities. A common summer ailment we see in the office is swimmer’s ear also known as an outer ear infection. Swimmer’s ear can be a painful infection that, if no...
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Acute Otitis media (Middle Ear Infection)

Acute otitis media is an infection in the middle space of the ear, behind the ear drum. It is usually caused by bacteria or a virus. Often times, an ear infection occurs at the same time or soon after another infection such as a cold, flu, or allergies.  Children tend to get ear infections more...
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Yoga for Children

During the lock down, keeping your kids healthy can understandably be more difficult with the various restrictions and distancing rules. As we continue to fight the virus it is also important to strive to stay healthy and active. The team at Pediatric Associates wants all families to continue to exe...
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Fever, Thermoregulation and Endurence

Fever is a symptom, not an illness. Having a fever is actually a sign that the body’s immune system is awake and fighting an infection. Fever can be associated upper respiratory tract infections, flu, ear infections, roseola, tonsillitis, urinary tract infections, chickenpox. or overheating. Rarel...
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Neonatal Acne

There are two types of facial skin eruptions in newborns that are very similar in appearance that are often referred to as neonatal acne. First of which is neonatal cephalic pustulosis, which is a common skin condition that appears in 20% of infants. This results in acne-like lesions on the face, th...
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Varicella Zoster Virus

Varicella Zoster Virus Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes varying illnesses depending on who it infects. It is spread through respiratory droplets and direct contact with vesicular fluid. Transmission can also be from mother to child in utero through the placenta. The virus incubates for 10-21 days...
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Congenital Spherocytosis

Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is an inherited red blood cell disorder. In North America, HS affects 1 in 5000 births.  It is the most common cause of inherited chronic hemolysis, which is the breakdown of red blood cells. HS occurs because of mutations in the genes involved in making the red bl...
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Pinworm

Pinworms, also known as Enterobius vermicularis, are the most common cause of worm infections in the United States. They often infect school-aged children and are easily transmitted between people who live in the same household. The life cycle of pinworms begins with eggs being deposited around the ...
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