Illnesses

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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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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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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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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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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type 1 diabetes_Franklin TN

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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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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