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Kristen Stuppy
I am the mother of two school aged kids and a pediatrician. Share social media for health.
I am the mother of two school aged kids and a pediatrician. Share social media for health.
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Rashes in kids... a few case studies for parents
I am not a dermatologist, but I see rashes all the time. Some are easy to identify, others I'm not sure what the cause is. In general physicians are taught to treat the symptoms of a rash. The standard dermatology lecture in a nutshell is: If it's wet, dry ...

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Cough 'til you puke...
This is the time of year it seems everyone's coughing. I've heard from more than one worried parent that their child coughs to the point of vomiting. In the medical world, we call this post-tussive emesis. Post = after, tussive = cough, emesis = vomit Kids ...

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Help! I'm sick and I have a baby at home.
When we have newborns we don't want to expose them to germs. We avoid large crowds, especially during the sick season. We won't let anyone who hasn't washed their hands hold our precious baby. We might even wash our hands until they crack and bleed. But wha...

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Help! I'm sick and I have a baby at home.
When we have newborns we don't want to expose them to germs. We avoid large crowds, especially during the sick season. We won't let anyone who hasn't washed their hands hold our precious baby. We might even wash our hands until they crack and bleed. But wha...

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Flat heads in babies - What's the best treatment?
Babies often get misshapen heads from laying on one side or even from being squished while still inside mom. The misshaped head is referred to as plagiocephaly, scaphocephaly, or brachycephaly -- depending on the overall shape (see lower photo below). These...

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Great News About the HPV Vaccine!
The HPV vaccine has been a controversial vaccine on social media , but anyone who knows me knows that I agree with the recommendations and wholeheartedly endorse it for the reasons given in my favorite HPV Vaccine article . Photo Source: Jan Christian via  ...

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Fevers: How High is Too High?
Despite having fever information on our website and blogging about it many times, including  here and here and here , parents often call in or bring their child in with excessive concern for fevers . (Note: paracetamol is the same as acetaminophen and Tylen...

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Flu Vaccine Recommendations for 2016-2017 Season
Flu vaccine recommendations change from year to year. Here's this year's summary: Everyone over 6 months should get a flu vaccine. This includes children, teens, adults, pregnant women, the elderly, and most people with chronic diseases. The vaccine can be ...

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Vaccines don't have to hurt as much as some fear
Many kids are scared of shots. Some even fight parents and nurses when it's time to get shots. The more they fight and worry, the worse it gets. But it doesn't have to be that way. Photo source: Wikimedia In general there are some things that increase anxie...
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