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
Two new Pediatrics studies are out this week teaching us more about the effectiveness of the whooping cough vaccine. Lots to learn about how we protect babies and reminders here why we’re immunizing moms during EVERY pregnancy.