Pediatric Care

Diaper Rash

Treating and Preventing Diaper Rash

What Is Diaper Rash? Diaper rash is a very common condition. It develops as a red, splotchy rash to your baby’s bottom or red, scaly skin in or near the genital area. These rashes grow in moist, warm places, making the area under your baby’s diaper the perfect breeding ground. The affected area may be

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New Year Kids Franklin, TN

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

Helping kids set New Year’s Resolutions can be a fun and healthy tradition. Setting realistic goals is the key to turning resolutions into habits your kids will continue for the rest of their lives. This year, sit down with your children and make a list of healthy and attainable New Year’s Resolutions. Here are some

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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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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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Toddler Injury

What to Do When Your Toddler Falls

Your toddler is finally on their feet! It’s an exciting time, but it can also be a scary time for parents. Falling is a natural part of childhood, as children begin to learn to walk and explore their surroundings. Frequent falls occur between the ages of 1 and 3 years and are the most common

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Halloween Safety Kids Franklin, TN

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids!

Follow these tips to make sure you have a fun and safe Halloween! Make sure a parent knows you are going and that there is a parent along to guide the way for younger kids. There is safety in numbers. Go in groups. Know what route you are taking and stay in a neighborhood you

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Allergies Brentwood - Franklin, TN

Dealing with Children’s Fall Allergies

Summer is over and school has started – and you may have noticed your kids coughing and sneezing up a storm. Don’t panic; they’re most likely experiencing simple fall allergies. While spring is most commonly associated with hay fever and pollen allergies, the same problems are carried into the fall months. As much as your

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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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Breastfeeding Tips

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Week With Us

August 1-7 is National Breastfeeding Week in the U.S. According to the CDC, 77% of infants were breastfeeding as of 2013, and 49% of those were still breastfeeding at six months. Still, many infants aren’t breastfed as long as doctors recommend. At Pediatric Associates of Franklin, we want to encourage breastfeeding and answer your most

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UV SAFETY

UV Safety for Your Children

Summer is here, and the ultraviolet rays are shining brightly. It is important to remember that UV light poses danger to you and your family. Here is a guide to the different types of UV light and ways to keep your family protected from them. UVA UVA is a type of long-wave UV light that

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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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