Allergies Run in the Family

Allergies Run in the Family

By: Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D.

It’s a gorgeous time of year when things are abloom. Many of us suffer from irritation and allergies to these months as pollens and particles float around and trigger allergic response. Not so beautiful when our families (over)react to pollen. Thing is, there’s also the fact that cold season isn’t quite over and the exact […]

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13 Tips for Parents Using OTC Medicines

13 Tips for Parents Using OTC Medicines

Always read and follow the label. Only use a medicine that treats your child’s specific symptoms. Never give two medicines with any of the same active ingredients. Always give the recommended dose and use the correct measuring device. Never use a medicine longer than the label instructs or at higher doses, unless your healthcare provider […]

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Is It Allergies Or Is It “A Cold?”

Is It Allergies Or Is It “A Cold?”

By: Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D.

It’s the time of year for seasonal allergies. It’s also still, unfortunately, the time of year for “colds.” Although it may be intuitive for many parents to decipher the causes of symptoms in their child during the month of May, some of us have a hard time determining what’s causing our children to wipe their […]

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Safe Dosing for Pediatric Liquid Acetaminophen

Safe Dosing for Pediatric Liquid Acetaminophen

By: Tricia Jean (TJ) Gold, M.D.

When your little one is sick, nothing is more important than knowing how to treat them with care. The makers of pediatric liquid acetaminophen, the most commonly used medicine to treat pain and fever in children, have made certain changes to help parents ensure proper dosing. There used to be two concentrations: one for infants […]

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Decoding the Symptoms: Common Colds vs. Allergies

Decoding the Symptoms: Common Colds vs. Allergies

By: Val Jones, M.D.

It’s that time of the year again. Pollen levels around the country are rapidly increasing at the same time that some of my patients are catching cold viruses at the tail-end of winter. How can you tell if your runny nose and watery eyes are a result of allergies or a cold virus? Sometimes it’s […]

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Acetaminophen Safety For The Whole Family

Acetaminophen Safety For The Whole Family

By: Val Jones, M.D.

What is acetaminophen and how does it work? Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer that is an active ingredient in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx) medicines, including not only pain relievers and fever reducers but also medicines for cough, cold, allergy and sleep aids. It was first marketed in the United States […]

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Common Questions Parents Ask About OTC Medicines and Kids

Common Questions Parents Ask About OTC Medicines and Kids

By: Stacy Styer M.D.

You’ve probably heard that babies and children must be treated with special care when it comes to giving them medicines. But as a concerned parent, you want to do everything you can to soothe your child when he or she is sick. What can you do? These are some of the most common questions that […]

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Questions Pregnant Women Ask About OTC Medicines

Questions Pregnant Women Ask About OTC Medicines

By: J. Kyle Mathews, M.D.

Backaches, indigestion and nausea are just a few of the symptoms women typically experience during pregnancy. Many women also have seasonal allergies that flare up during pregnancy. And then, of course, there is the common cold and its ailments, like congestion, coughing and aches, that many pregnant women will catch. As an obstetrician and gynecologist, […]

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