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Infections

Coronavirus – Is it a concern?

You have likely seen the news about coronavirus and China. We want to reassure our patients about this because we have been receiving a lot of calls with questions regarding this issue. Basic Information 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan,...
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Secondary Bacterial Infections – Pneumonia

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...
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Secondary Bacterial Infections – Ear Infections

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...
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