Fifth’s Disease

Fifth’s Disease   (Parvovirus B19) What is “fifth disease?”Fifth disease is a mild rash illness that occurs most commonly in children. The ill child typically has a “slapped-cheek” rash on the face and a lacy red rash on the trunk and limbs. Occasionally, the rash may itch. An ill child may have a low-grade fever, malaise, […]


WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD HANDLE FEAR Helping children overcome fears not only eases their anxieties, it also provides an opportunity to build the parent-child relationship. As you and your child work through fears together, he learns to regard you as a valuable source of support. 1. Understand why children are afraid Children do not […]

Ear wax Treatment: Self-Care at Home

Earwax is produced by glands in the outer ear canal. Its purpose is to trap dust and other small particles and prevent them from reaching and potentially damaging the eardrum.   Normally, the wax dries up and falls out of the ear along with any trapped dust or debris. There are a lot of patients […]

Coxsackie and Hand, Foot and Mouth

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral illness that primarily affects children aged 10 and under. It’s caused by the coxsackie virus, and its main symptoms are sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet. There is currently no vaccine for this mild illness, but there are steps families can […]

Asthma Questionnaire

IF PRESENT, ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS SUGGEST YOUR CHILD’S ASTHMA IS NOT WELL CONTROLLED OR POORLY CONTROLLED AND REQUIRES REASSESSMENT: Asthma symptoms (coughing attacks, wheezing, chest tightness) 2 or more days per week Night time awakening more than once a month Some limitation with normal activities (walking, running, sports) Use of oral steroid medication […]

Acanthosis Nigricans

Acanthosis Nigricans is a skin conditions with palpable brown lines in the creases of the neck, armpit and groin area. Acanthosis does NOT mean your child has diabetes. However, children who develop acanthosis nigricans are at a HIGHER risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life. The signs of diabetes are excessive thirst, excessive […]