In an earlier post, I discussed the care and management of cold symptoms, ear infections, and sinus infections. Now I will focus on the least common secondary bacterial infection seen with colds: bacterial pneumonia. What I will be discussing is a different illness with different treatment than viral pneumonia. Bacterial pneumonia is an infection caused... Read More
While ear infections are the most common complication of colds and can occur in up to 30% of children, bacterial sinus infections are only seen in up to 7% of children with colds. Children with sinus infections will have a persistent runny nose after 10-14 days or worsening of their runny nose. The major symptom... Read More
In my first blog post, I discussed what the common cold was and how it’s usually managed. I also described the normal course for these viral infections. In this next series, I will address what physicians call a “secondary bacterial infection.” Secondary bacterial infections are a concern when your child’s cold doesn’t seem to follow... Read More
As we head into the winter season, you may notice that your children are becoming sick more frequently. The most common illnesses encountered by our pediatric group during this time of year are upper respiratory infections, croup, sore throats, and ear infections. There are many common concerns that parents have such as Why is this... Read More
The first few years of a child’s life are filled with so many firsts: their first cry, their first words, their first steps. Part of ensuring that your child grows and develops in the healthiest way possible during those early years is making regular visits to the pediatrician and receiving necessary immunizations.