Medical Topics

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Parents in need of general medical information should visit HealthyChildren.org.  It is a reliable educational source powered by the American Academy of Pediatrics for all parents in search of guidance on topics ranging from routine health topics to parenting issues.  If you have any questions about a specific medical topic, our doctors at Pediatrics East of New York will be there to provide the answers you need.

Ear Infections

The inflammation is typically in the middle ear, often caused by bacteria, due to fluid buildup behind the eardrum.  Anyone, including your child, can get an ear infection, though children get them more often. 75% of children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday.  Learn more about ear infections…

 Viral Infections

Viruses and bacteria are the cause of most infections.  Unfortunately, we can’t always prevent our children from getting sick, which is why it is important for parents to know proper hygiene and standard of care to keep their children healthy and what to do when they are sick.  Learn more about viral infections…

Fever

A fever is  a sign that the body is fighting off an illness. Fevers can be harmless. In fact, they can be considered a positive sign that your child’s immune system is working properly to heal their body.  Learn more about fevers…

Stomach Infections

Everyone gets them, and they’re never fun.  Viral gastroenteritis, or the “stomach flu,” refers to swelling or inflammation of the stomach and intestines from a virus. Diarrhea and vomiting are common symptoms.  Learn more about stomach infections… 

Constipation

Bowel patterns differ in children (just like adults). As a result, it is sometimes difficult to tell if your child is truly constipated.  Learn more about constipation…

Poison Control

Post the Poison Help number 1-800-222-1222 on the emergency list next to every phone in your home and in your cell phone.  Learn more about poison control…

Asthma/Reactive Airway Disease

Our air is filled with pollen, pollutants, and dust.  While most children and adults are not affected by these intruders, a large number of children can suffer from these basic contaminants.  Learn more about  Asthma/Reactive Airway Disease…

Croup

Croup is a type of inflammation of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea).  Children can have a barking cough and high-pitched noise during breathing.  While is sometimes linked to allergies, it is usually caused by a virus, such as parainfluenza virus.  Learn more about croup…

Concussions

Concussions are injuries to the brain that hinders normal brain function on a temporary or permanent basis.  They are often caused by a blow or jolt to the head.  Learn more about concussions from the American Academy of Pediatrics…

Car seats: safety and information

One of the most important jobs a parent has is automative safety when a child is in the car.  Your proper use of a car seat can save your child’s life.  Each year thousands of children are severely injured or killed from car accidents.  Learn more about safety…

 Dental Health

Dental health is far more important than many realize.  According to the Harvard Medical School Special Health Report. “Your Oral Health and Overall Health.” there is a correlation between oral health and overall health.  Regular flossing and brushing (daily) is important to good oral hygiene.  Learn more about dental health…

Nutrition

You’ve probably heard the saying that we are what we eat.  Your child’s nutrition is important to growth and maintaing overall health of your child.  Good nutrition is essential to a long, healthy life.  Learn more about nutrition…