Pediatric Specialists of Plano

Our blog is another pediatric office resource

Our Plano pediatricians know that informed parents are more effective caregivers. As your partners in healthcare, we want you to have all the helpful information you need. For this reason, we have created a blog to supplement the other online resources our pediatric office recommends.

What our pediatric office providers want caregivers to know

We tailor our blog to issues that we believe are important to parents. Some of the topics we cover include:

  • Common illnesses. At our pediatric office, we see lots of patients with colds and upper respiratory infections, ear infections and diarrhea. Often these ailments can be treated at home, but if serious, they may require medical intervention. Ear infections are caused by bacteria and may be treated with antibiotics after an office examination.
  • Safety and Preventive Medicine. Vaccination is an essential element of community health. Diseases like whooping cough are highly contagious and can be fatal, but they can be avoided through vaccination.
  • Seasonal and environmental maladies. Summers in Texas are hot and sunny, which means that summer skin care is important for parents to keep in mind. In late summer, West Nile virus is also a concern, so effective insect repellent is important.
  • Acute Illnesses. Croup is a highly contagious viral illness that causes coughing and fever. Strep throat and scarlet fever are both caused by the same strain of bacteria that causes a sore throat, and in the case of scarlet fever, a rash. Strep throat and scarlet fever can be treated with antibiotics.

Remember that our blog is only intended to supplement your understanding of your child’s health. Children are unique and our pediatric office believes that tailoring healthcare to fit their individual needs means improving the health of the entire Plano community. Never hesitate to contact our pediatric office with specific concerns about your child’s physical, mental or emotional healthcare needs.

Take advantage of our blog and learn more about your child’s healthcare. Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our board certified pediatricians.

Stop the Spread of Colds and Viruses

Stop the spread of colds and viruses this coughing and sneezing season

Nothing takes the joy out of the holidays like colds, flus or other viruses. From the common cold and seasonal flus to COVID-19 and RSV, viruses and germs are everywhere during coughing and sneezing season. Our Plano pediatricians have some tips to help you stop the spread of colds and viruses in your household.

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Keeping Kids Healthy During the Summer

School’s out! Learn about keeping kids healthy during the summer

Summertime, and the livin’ isn’t so easy for parents. You must make plans for your kids when school’s out, try to keep their meals and snacks healthy, and attempt to stick to valuable routines that can fly out the window during summer vacation. Our Plano pediatricians know it’s not easy,

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When Do Kids Need Antibiotics

When do kids need antibiotics?

Parents often expect our Plano pediatricians to prescribe antibiotics for their sick children, but these medications are not always the right solution. So, when do kids need antibiotics? Antibiotics are only effective for treating bacterial infections. They don’t help with viral infections at all; in fact, they may do more harm than good.

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What You Need to Know About RSV

Find out what you need to know about RSV as a parent

RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, has been in the news this fall. This respiratory illness is common among babies and children. By the age of two, most babies experience symptoms of RSV that are more like a cold. However, RSV symptoms can sometimes become more severe.

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Exploring the Types of Learning Differences

Find out more about the types of learning differences

Is your child struggling in school? He or she may have learning differences. Our Plano pediatricians are here to discuss some common types of differences, including dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. The more you know about these issues, the more you can help your child grow and learn.

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Soothing Techniques for Babies

Beyond rock-a-bye baby. Pacifiers and other soothing techniques for babies

Babies cry when they are hungry, tired, too hot, too cold or need a diaper change, so you take care of those issues first. But what happens when you can’t figure out why your infant is fussy? Learning soothing techniques for babies gives you tools to try when your baby needs calming.

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Swimming Lessons for Children

What you should know about swimming lessons for children and water safety

Sun, fun, pool parties and beach days are just around the corner. That means it’s time to talk about swimming lessons for children.

Water safety and swimming skills are critical for kids. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “For children ages 1-14,

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3405 Midway Road, Suite 650
Plano, TX 75093

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