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.

What Is Swimmer’s Ear?

Everything you need to know about swimmer’s ear in children

You’ve likely experienced it in your lifetime. Your pool-loving children might have it right now. We all know what it feels like, but just what is swimmer’s ear in children? This is a common and treatable condition, particularly if it’s caught early. Our Plano pediatricians explain what you need to know about this unfortunate side effect of pure summer fun.

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How Often a Child Should Poop

Answering an important question – How often a child should poop

Our Plano pediatricians are your child’s medical partners from birth through the teen years, so it’s our job to support parents in keeping kids healthy each step of the way. Parents who keep track of how often their child goes to the bathroom can spot problems before they become more serious.

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Summer Activities for Kids During COVID-19

Let our team help you find summer activities for kids during COVID-19

As parents ourselves, we know how difficult distance learning has been for families. Navigating all the apps, Zoom calls and screen time is a job itself. However, it has provided some structure to our children’s days. Now that school is winding down, moms and dads everywhere are scrambling to find summer activities for kids during COVID-19.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

Our doctors explain how to talk to your kids about COVID-19

You, like most parents around the world, are likely wondering how to talk to your kids about COVID-19. Our Plano pediatricians know how overwhelming this time is for moms and dads everywhere. Across the globe, parents are trying their best to work from home,

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Telemedicine Is Now Available

Our pediatricians are now offering telemedicine and virtual appointments

Fear and uncertainty are spreading as quickly as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As a parent, you want to keep your child safe and healthy. As Plano pediatricians, we share this goal, which is why we’re now offering telemedicine. These virtual options include appointments for everyday concerns and remote screening for COVID-19.

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Get COVID-19 Screening at Home

Now offering remote COVID-19 screening for kids

Is it a cold, the flu or something more concerning? As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the United States, our team at Pediatric Specialist of Plano is taking steps to protect our patients and our staff. Remote COVID-19 screening for children, in coordination with Children’s Health℠ Virtual Care,

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Message to Parents about Coronavirus

Message to parents about coronavirus: Our main concern is patient care and safety

Our message to parents about coronavirus is simple: our physicians and staff are working diligently to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible as we all deal with COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. We have made several changes to address the evolving conditions caused by the virus.

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Creating Healthy Sleep Habits for Kids

Healthy sleep habits for kids are important

Our Plano pediatricians know that when your child is running around on the playground, it’s easy to envy your little one’s apparently inexhaustible energy. But to keep it up, kids need a lot of sleep. Toddlers need 11-14 hours, between the night and naps, while young children need 10-13 hours.

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Colds and Allergies in Children

What parents need to know about colds and allergies in children

Our Plano pediatricians know that both colds and allergies in children can make our young patients’ lives miserable. Both can be marked by runny noses, sore throats and generally not feeling well. However, these ailments require different treatments. As a result, it’s important to be able to identify which is which.

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Treating Diarrhea in Children – Is the BRAT Diet Best?

Find the latest advice about treating diarrhea in children

For years, many doctors suggested the BRAT diet for treating diarrhea in children. This bland diet involved eating bananas, rice, applesauce and toast, which is where the name comes from. Although this diet was the gold standard for many years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and our Plano pediatricians no longer recommend this diet exclusively.

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3405 Midway Road, Suite 650
Plano, TX 75093

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