April 18, 2014
Another beautiful Seattle summer is just around the corner. As we stare out windows and wait for our long days of sunshine to begin, know this – the bugs are doing the same thing! Any day now all our biting, stinging, and pinching friends will begin to appear. Make sure you prevent bites with insect repellants. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using repellants containing 30% or less of DEET for all children older than 2 months of age. But if a bite happens, arm yourself (and your medicine cabinet) with a treatment plan to get your kids back outside ASAP.
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April 10, 2013
Croup is a common childhood illness that can be very frightening to a parent or child. It often starts with the symptoms of a mild cold, such as a runny nose, or sore throat. The child goes to bed as usual and then wakes suddenly in the middle of the night with a barking cough. Often they gasp in between the coughs and make a high-pitched noise called stridor when they breathe in.
Thankfully, croup is rarely dangerous. Most children can be treated at home. But it can be a scary illness for both the parent and the child.
It is important to know how to treat croup at home and when to seek help from your doctor or the emergency room....