What Causes Allergies?​

Children get allergies from coming into contact with allergens. Allergens can be inhaled, eaten, or injected (from stings or medicine) or they can come into contact with the skin…read more


What is anemia and how can I tell if my child is anemic?

Anemia is a condition that occurs when there are not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the other cells in the body. The body’s cells need oxygen to survive.…read more


When is it an Ear Infection?

A typical middle ear infection in a child begins with either a viral infection (such as a common cold) or unhealthy bacterial growth. Sometimes the middle ear becomes inflamed and causes fluid buildup behind the eardrum. In other cases, the eustachian tubes — the narrow passageways connecting the middle ear to the back of the nose — become swollen.…read more


Who Gets Eczema?

Eczema is the most Eczema is a chronic skin problem that causes dry, red, itchy skin. It is also called atopic dermatitis or AD.

common skin problem treated by pediatric dermatologists. About 65% of patients develop symptoms before age 1, and about 90% of them develop symptoms before age 5. Many babies outgrow eczema by age 4…read more


Spitting up is sometimes associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (doctors often refer to this as GERD for short), which is usually a temporary mechanical hitch. If your baby’s stomach is full or his position is changed abruptly, especially after a feeding, the stomach contents—food mixed with…read more



What is a pinworm?

A pinworm (“threadworm”) is a small, thin, white roundworm (nematode) called Enterobius vermicularis that sometimes lives in the colon and rectum of humans. Pinworms are about the length of a staple. While an infected person sleeps, female pinworms leave the intestine through the anus and deposit their eggs on the surrounding skin.…read more