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Asthma – Oximetry (Video)

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Dr. Hartman demonstrates the home oxygen monitor and how to use...
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Fever – When To Call Our Office

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Note: The following are guidelines only. Your child’s general appearance and the way he/she is acting are more important indicators of illness than the height of...
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Your Independent Toddler – Fun, Joy, Frustration and Conflict!

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(Adapted from: Pediatric Care On-Line, Bright Futures, 12 Month Visit – see link to full article at bottom) A child’s first birthday is an exciting and...
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Immunization Schedule

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The following is a list of all routine check-ups recommended by Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics with any associated routine immunizations or screening tests performed at each visit. Our...
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Sleep – Healthy Habits

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When children sleep well, they wake up ready to participate fully in their daily activities. Here are some suggestions for helping your child get a good...
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Girls and Sports

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In 1972, federal legislators passed Title IX, laws designed to prohibit sex discrimination in education settings. Today, girls comprise almost 40% of all high-school athletes. Research...
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Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening: Frequently Asked Questions

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What is BMI? BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is a way of checking to see if your child has a healthy weight. The results...
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Understanding Fevers

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FEVER FEARS A Guide To Empower Parents We DO NOT recommend combination cold products containing Mortin®, Advil®, Tylenol®, Ibuprofen, or Acetaminophen. Fever is a symptom, not a disease....
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Croup – A Parent’s Guide

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Croup is an infection that causes the trachea (windpipe) and larynx (voice box) to swell. It is usually part of a cold. Croup occurs most commonly...
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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

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Description small, painful ulcers in the mouth small blisters or red spots located on the palms and soles, and on the webs between the fingers and toes sometimes, small blisters or red spots on the buttocks low‐grade fever between 100 and 102 degrees F (37.8 and 38.9 degrees C) mainly occurs in children age 6 months to 4 years Cause Hand, foot, and mouth disease is always caused by the Coxsackie A‐16 virus. It has no relationship to hoof and mouth disease of cattle. Expected Course The fever and discomfort are usually gone by day 3 or 4. The mouth ulcers resolve in 7 days, but the rash on the hands and feet can last 10 days. The only complication seen with any frequency is dehydration from refusing fluids. Home Care 1.  “Magic Mouthwash” for pain relief Mix 1/2 teaspoon antacid solution (such as Maalox or Mylanta) with ½ teaspoon diphenhydramine solution (liquid Benedryl). Apply some of this solution to the inside of the lips and mouth before feeding, up to six times a day. Children over age 4 can use 1 teaspoon of this solution to swish and spit out. 2.  Diet Offer a soft diet. Cold drinks, milkshakes, Popsicles, and sherbet are good choices. Avoid citrus, salty, or spicy foods....
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