Tag Archive: colds

5 Things to Remember About Fever

The flu, RSV, colds, Croup, strep throat, ear infections…they all have one thing in common…they can cause fevers. And as any parent can attest to, it’s often the fever itself that freaks us out more than anything and prompts many parents to call their child’s pediatrician or hustle them off to the emergency room. Fever…

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Help for coughs, colds, and sore throats

Well it’s officially here, we are in the midst of cold and flu season. And with that; sore throats, stuffy noses, and coughs are a plenty. The thing about most of these ailments is that they are primarily caused by viruses (versus bacteria) so antibiotics just don’t help. So while there’s simply no quick fix…

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Too sick for school?

In the rush that is a weekday morning, it can be very difficult to decide in those scarce few moments if your child is well enough for school. Is it simply morning grogginess? A mild sniffle and sore throat? Or, is it something more? I’ve been led astray myself. I recall one particular cold winter…

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Dr.Mom’s Top 5 Winter Must Haves

Brrr…it’s cold outside. With the cold comes dryness. Dry skin, dry little noses, and dry/sore little throats. Add in the inevitable onslaught of viruses and you’re bound to contend with more than your fair share of coughs in the night, stuffy noses, bloody noses, and dry/itching skin. What’s a Doctor Mom (or Doctor Dad) such…

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The ABCs of Preventing Back to School Illnesses

So I have a new gig, one I’m very excited about. You can now find me writing a weekly column for The Sacramento Bee in their family section on Tuesdays. This week was my debut column and I give you the low down on those back to school bugs and how to prevent, recognize, and…

Back to School Illnesses…Please Don’t Spread the Lovebugs

On Monday, Queenie over at Planet Pink graciously hosted my post about the back to school “lovebugs”. I am re-posting it here today with a few additions because it seems some of these illnesses are sweeping through our school. As it stands, we have already had 3 absences in our short 4 weeks into Kindergarten and…