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.

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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Fevers in Children

Talking about fevers in children with our Plano pediatricians

Our Plano pediatricians get many phone calls from worried parents about fevers in children. A normal temperature is one degree up or down from 98.6ºF. When a child’s temperature is 100.5ºF or higher, it’s a fever. A child’s fever is not usually dangerous, but it’s important to know when to call the pediatrician.

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Diaper Rash

Some sorely needed advice about diaper rash and diaper changes

Babies wear diapers for the first two to three years of their lives. Most of them will have at least one diaper rash during that time. Usually, wet or dirty diapers irritate the skin, but infections and allergies can also cause irritation that’s known as diaper dermatitis.

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Help Kids with Food Allergies

Tips to help kids with food allergies and food sensitivities

When children have food allergies, they need to avoid the foods that cause their symptoms. This is not always easy to do, but our Plano pediatricians have some tips to help kids with food allergies and food sensitivities.

Parents, family members and caregivers can help kids with food allergies


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Pediatric Specialists of Plano
3405 Midway Road, Suite 650
Plano, TX 75093

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