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.

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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Children’s Mental Health

What parents need to know about children’s mental health and mental disorders

Paying attention to children’s mental health is as vital as taking care of their physical health. Children who have good mental health function better at home and at school, as they reach important developmental milestones.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

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Vision and Hearing Checks for Kids

Learn about the importance of vision and hearing checks for kids

Our Plano pediatricians encourage parents to bring their children to our office for yearly checkups. As a part of these examinations, our physicians will conduct vision and hearing checks for kids. Good eyesight and hearing are important for child development. If our physicians notice a problem,

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Introducing Solid Foods

Time to eat! Introducing solid foods into your baby’s diet

Mothers and fathers receive too much advice from friends, family and social media. With all this information and misinformation swirling around, how do you know when you should begin introducing solid foods into your baby’s diet? Our Plano pediatricians are here to provide you with guidelines and information to help you make the most of feeding time.

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COVID-19 Vaccines Recommended for Eligible Teens

What parents need to know about COVID-19 vaccines for teens

Our Plano pediatricians want parents to know there are approved COVID-19 vaccines for eligible teens. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the Pfizer vaccine for teens who are 16 and older. Currently, Pfizer is the only vaccine available for patients under age 18. However, drug manufacturers have started trials for children 12 and up,

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(972) 473-7777

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

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