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Swimmers Ear

How to Avoid Swimmer’s Ear This Summer

When summer rolls around, we all want to head out to the water. An afternoon of swimming can be a remarkable relief on a hot day. If your children complain of pain in their ears afterwards, however, it’s time to see a doctor. Swimmer’s ear is a treatable but serious issue that plagues many people

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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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Kid Fever

Childhood Fevers

Fevers are part of childhood. The average child will come down with several viruses and fevers every year. Knowing what to do about a fever and when to call the doctor can give you peace of mind as a parent, and keep your child safe from illnesses and infections. Use this resource as a basic

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What Is Type 1 Diabetes – And How Can I Help My Child?

We call type 1 diabetes juvenile diabetes because it’s often discovered in childhood. Unlike type 2 diabetes, which is often the result of diet and lifestyle, type 1 diabetes may be the result of genetics or exposure to some viruses. Type 2 diabetes is far more common and refers to a state in which the

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: A Parent’s Guide

Hand, foot, and mouth disease, while unpleasant, is a common viral illness that will eventually affect most children under the age of 5 – though it can sometimes affect older children and adults. It begins as a fever and a general feeling of malaise. Your child may report feeling tired, having a sore throat, or

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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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Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Ask The Doctor: Lice Help!

By Dr. John Chambers  Question: My child still has lice after using the medicated cream rinse! How can I get rid of her lice for good? “Nit Picking” is a phrase many of us use, but only those who have had lice or children with lice truly understand what it means to stand over someone’s

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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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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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