Seasonal allergies usually strike at the first signs of spring. This, however, also corresponds to lingering winter colds/illnesses. It can be tricky to figure out the difference.
What are the differences?
Right off, there are a few easy differences between seasonal allergies and common colds. One of the most significant is that a child will not develop a fever with seasonal allergies. In addition, most children with allergies exhibit a lingering runny nose that just never gets better as the days go by. One may see puffy eyes, sneezing, and coughing. [Read more…] about Seasonal Allergies vs The Common Cold
Warmer weather means the start of tick season. Lyme disease is both a controversial and anxiety-ridden topic for many individuals. We hope that we can provide some information and education to shed light on this very charged topic.
What is Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, which is a bacteria that is transmitted to humans by an infected tick. The type of tick is a black-legged tick (commonly known as a deer tick, Ixodes scapularis). Most of the infected bites are from immature ticks or nymphs. Nymphs are usually less than 2 mm and challenging to see. Adult ticks can transmit Lyme as well, but because they are larger, they tend to be found sooner before infection occurs. [Read more…] about The Down Low On Lyme Disease
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Doctors’ Pediatric is looking for fun and energetic LPNs/RNs for our Ridgefield office. Pediatric experience is a plus, we will train as needed!
Full and part-time positions available
If you’re interested or know someone who is interested, email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have EXCITING NEWS!!! Dr. Rachel Priem (formerly known as Dr. Rachel Herold) is now taking new patients in our RIDGEFIELD office!!!
FAST FIVE, FUN FACTS:
- I love to hike. I hope to go with my family to national parks when my kids are a little older but for now like to take them to the nature preserves around Ridgefield
- You can wake me up in the middle of the night for chocolate chip cookies
- I used to be a swimmer and spent my summers growing up at a wilderness swim camp in Canada where we swam in cold lakes.
- My husband is from Amsterdam and I am trying (struggling) to learn Dutch while we raise our sons bilingual
- Wave hi if you see her biking her way to work!
CLICK HERE to register as a new patient with Dr. Priem
Illness abounds this fall and has been quite relentless. Not only do we understand the frustration of illness, but we also understand the worries and fear that sometimes come along with it. We wanted to take a moment to address one of the top concerns of parents, which is fever. [Read more…] about Now a word from your pediatrician……FEVERS
Parents of children under the age of 5 may finally be able to breathe a sigh of relief as approval of the vaccines for children under age 5 appears imminent. This is what we know so far….
Getting children vaccinated against COVID-19 can help keep them
- from getting really sick even if they do get COVID-19
- in school and daycare
- safely participating in sports, playdates, and other group activities
We know parents and caregivers have questions and want more information. Here’s what you need to know.
Children can still get very sick from COVID-19.
Children can get infected with COVID-19, get very sick, suffer short- and long-term health complications, and spread COVID-19 to others.
The COVID-19 vaccination is safe and effective for children.
COVID-19 vaccination has been studied carefully in children. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the expert panel that works with them have reviewed the data from clinical trials. Through ongoing safety monitoring, vaccination for children continues to be safe and effective. Here are some important points about COVID-19 vaccination for children:
- COVID-19 vaccine dosage is based on age on the day of vaccination, not by size or weight. Children get an age-appropriate dose that is the right amount for them.
- The COVID-19 vaccine for children has the same active ingredients as the vaccine given to adults and teens. However, the vaccine that is given to adults and teens cannot be given to children.
- The safety of the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be monitored. Serious health events, including severe allergic reactions and myocarditis and pericarditis, after COVID-19 vaccination, is rare.
- The benefits of COVID-19 vaccination for children outweigh the known and potential risks.
- Your child may get the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, including the flu vaccine, at the same time.
Side effects may occur and are mild and temporary.
Your child may have some side effects after getting vaccinated. These are normal and usually go away in a few days. Some common side effects are
- Pain, redness, or swelling on the arm
- Muscle pain, chills, or fever
Some children will have no side effects and severe allergic reactions are VERY rare. If your child experiences a severe allergic reaction after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, we are ready to respond. Most of the time, the only things your child might need after vaccination is rest, a non-aspirin pain reliever, and a cool washcloth at the injection site. Contact us if you need more information about treating potential side effects.
As more information becomes available, we will be updating everyone in regards to the timeline, vaccination clinics, etc.