Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a common childhood skin infection caused by the virus molluscum contagiosum. Mollusca appears in localized clusters, firm, round, though painless small bumps might itch. Scratched bumps can spread infection to surrounding skin due to contact. How is molluscum contagiosum different from warts? Molluscum contagiosum and warts are so similar in appearance that […]

Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis The symptoms of mono may include: Severe sore throat Large red tonsils covered with pus Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, and groin Fever for 7 to 14 days Tiredness and increased sleeping Enlarged spleen (in 50% of children) Blood smear showing many atypical (unusual) lymphocytes Positive blood test for mononucleosis Hepatitis, with […]

Obesity

A recent study shows that 37% of Houston’s school aged children are overweight or obese. This number is nearly twice the national average. It has become such a big concern because it can lead to serious health problems. These diseases were once very rare in children but now doctors are diagnosing them more and more […]

Newborn Stool

Your baby may have a bowel movement after every feed or as infrequently as every 3 days and still be normal. However, it is desirable for your infant to have at least one bowel movement every day so as to expel fermenting fecal byproducts, thereby minimizing such problems as gas and spitting up. The consistency […]

Newborn Jaundice

To make sure your baby’s first week is safe and healthy, it is important that Your baby is checked for jaundice in the hospital. If you are breastfeeding, you get the help you need to make sure it is going well. If your baby is discharged before age 72 hours, your baby should be seen […]

MRSA/Staph Aureus Infections

DO NOT BATHE IN THE TUB Shower with liquid Dial Antibacterial Soap daily for 1 to 2 months. DO NOT BATHE. Shower using Hibiclens 2 times a week. Lather Hibiclens on all areas of skin, including scalp. (Being careful to avoid eye area) Leave lather on for 5-10 minutes and rinse. Wash all towels, sheets, […]

Motrin Dosage Chart

Oral Fever Reducer / Anti-Inflammatory DosageIbuprofen (Ex: Motrin, Advil, Equate, *store brand ibuprofen, etc.) Weight Infant Drops Suspension Jr. Chewable Tablet Jr. Tablet 50 mg / 1.25 ml 100mg / 1tsp 100mg / 1tap 100mg / 1tap 12-17 lbs 1.25 ml 1/4 tsp. —— —— 18-23 lbs 1.875 ml 1/2 tsp. —— —— 24-35 lbs […]

Puberty- Boys

As part of growing up, you will go through puberty. Puberty is the time in your life when your body changes from that of a child to that of an adult. These changes are caused by chemicals in the body called hormones. Because there are so many changes that happen during puberty, you may feel […]