Illnesses

Allergies Franklin TN

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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Coronavirus Franklin TN

Coronavirus In Williamson County

UPDATED – 3/26/2021 Exciting news! Williamson county residents ages 16 and above can now get the COVID-19 vaccine. Our office does not have the COVID-19 vaccine and residents will need to check at vaccinate.tn.gov for locations where they can get it.   UPDATED – 12/15/2020 Don’t miss your child’s well-visit appointment! Remember, parents and patients

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Staph Infection Kids

How to Treat Staph Infections in Kids

A staph infection is an infection caused by bacteria (staphylococcus) that lives naturally on our skin surfaces. Mostly, the bacteria live on our skin and are harmless. The problem arises when the skin is broken or cracked. When that happens, the bacteria can enter the wound and can cause an infection to occur. Signs and

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Winter Cold

Tips For Treating The Common Winter Cold For Kids

Your child comes home from school, and starts sniffling, complaining of a sore throat, and blowing their nose frequently. You know what this is – the common cold. But how can you treat it, relieve your child’s symptoms, and make sure you don’t get it? Here are some tips for treating the common winter cold

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Kids GI Problems

GI Issues in Children

It’s not really unusual for kids to complain of tummy troubles of some kind throughout their lives. As a parent, it can be very difficult to determine when it’s just a simple stomachache or something more serious. Most symptoms are not dangerous at first but can cause bigger issues down the road if left untreated.

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Impetigo Help Franklin TN

What Is Impetigo?

Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial infection that occurs most commonly in infants and school-age children. It results in blisters or sores on the face and body, especially on the nose, mouth, hands, forearms, and legs, as well as the diaper area in young children. This infection is caused by exposure to either group A

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Tetanus Franklin TN

What Every Parent Should Know About Tetanus

Tetanus, which is often referred to as lockjaw, affects a person’s nerves and muscles. It is a preventable disease that can be avoided by vaccination. Babies in the United States can be vaccinated against tetanus starting at two months of age. However, despite the availability of a vaccine, some people either weren’t vaccinated as a

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Traveling During Covid

Keeping Your Family Safe This Summer While Traveling During COVID-19

As state economies begin to reopen, many families are considering their travel plans. Is it safe to travel on an airplane? How can you minimize the risk of exposure while you’re traveling, visiting attractions, or going to the beach? Follow these tips as you iron out your family vacation plans. Understand the Risks Where You

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Ear Infection Franklin

A Parent’s Guide to Ear Infections

Ear infections in children can be troubling experiences for parents, especially when they occur frequently. They’re also the most common reason children are prescribed antibiotics. Understanding what causes ear infections, how to detect them, and what can be done to cure or prevent them is essential knowledge for every parent. What Causes Ear Infections Ear

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RSV Franklin TN

Understanding Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) In Kids

You may have heard about the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) from a friend, family member or even your pediatrician. But what is RSV? Is it a serious issue? Should you see a doctor or go to the ER if your kid has RSV? Below is a guide to help you better understand RSV. What Is

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