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.

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

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Telemedicine Is Now Available

Our pediatricians are now offering telemedicine and virtual appointments

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Now offering remote COVID-19 screening for kids

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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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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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Backpack Safety for Back to School

Make this school year a success with proper backpack safety

It’s officially that time! The kids are going back to school for another year in the classroom. Before your child starts another school year, take a moment to think about backpack safety. After all, backpack weight and style can have a big effect on the bodies of growing students.

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Giving Medications During Summer Break

Tips for giving medications during summer vacation

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Why build a family first aid kit?

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

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