Flu & Colds

Flu Clinic

Pediatric Associates of Franklin is pleased to offer FLU Clinics for your children. Flu Clinics will be held at our office from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Flu Clinics are by appointment only to ensure that we have an adequate supply of the vaccine.

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Holiday Health Tips - Franklin, TN

How to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

The best way to prevent the spread of germs this holiday season is by incorporating healthy and hygienic practices into your daily routine. Most often, germs are transmitted through physical contact and the exchange of bodily fluids. Organisms and bacteria can survive for short periods of time on everyday objects that are frequently touched, such

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Flu Prevention Franklin TN

Tips for Preventing the Flu

Children’s natural inclinations toward close interactions with one another and their failure to wash their hands often is one reason why influenza begins spreading when kids go back to school. The flu can be harmful to children, causing mild to severe fever, chills, cough, vomiting, and diarrhea. As flu season hits its peak in October,

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Sports Physical

Ask The Doctors: What is impetigo and how do you get it?

What is impetigo and how do you get it? Impetigo is a superficial bacterial infection of the skin, typically caused by staphylococcal or streptococcal bacteria.  Breaks in the skin, by scrape, cut or insect bite, allow the bacteria into the skin leading to the infection.  Impetigo develops first as red bumps that progress to cloudy

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Healthy Kids Williamson County

8 Ways to Protect Your Family From the Common Cold

Does the thought of winter bring visions of sick days to your mind? The common cold can last for 7-10 days and can quickly spread to other members of the family. When this happens, it can take weeks for the entire family to be healthy again. Avoiding the cold virus is the best thing you

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Flu Vaccine Williamson County

Stopping the Spread of the Flu this Fall

Flu season is coming up fast. As the weather starts to get cooler, the number of flu cases starts to rise every year without fail. Waves of illness often hit schools at various times in the year because of poor prevention practices and large student populations. Good health practices such as these prevention tips can

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Pediatrician Franklin, TN

What You Need To Know About Pertussis

By Dr. Allen Peabody Pertussis or “whooping cough” is a contagious respiratory infection caused by the bacteria bordatella pertussis. Because of its subtle initial signs and varied presentation, it can be difficult to diagnose promptly. It can affect all age groups, but it can cause significant complications primarily with the newborn population. The disease has three

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Spring Allergies in Children

Spring Allergies in Children – What to Look for and How to Treat Them

The coming of spring brings new life, beautiful flowers, luscious greenery, and warm sunshine. It also means your children will be spending more time outdoors enjoying the fresh air. This is meant to be healthy and nourishing, but sometimes it can leave your child feeling miserable with allergies. When your child is outside playing around in

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Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Ask The Doctors – Allergies or Cold?

My 10 month old has a constantly runny nose.  Could it be possible that he has allergies instead of a cold? While not impossible, it would be unusual for your 10 month old to have allergies.    More likely, he has had a series of colds that have run together over the last 6-8 weeks

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Pediatric Flu Shot

Importance of Flu Shots

Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a viral illness that varies in severity from typical cold symptoms to more serious life-threatening problems, including vomiting, muscle aches and pains, and dangerously high fevers. The most common side effects are coughing, sneezing, fever, runny nose, headaches, and sore throat. There are several strains of influenza,

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SICK?

Visit our library to choose from over 100 symptoms and read more about managing your child’s illness. Our practice is focused on assisting families in the health and wellness of their children. We are available for consultation, prevention and treatment of the physical and emotional health concerns of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

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