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.

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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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

Summer break is finally approaching, and our Plano pediatricians want to make sure that all our patients and their parents are prepared for the upcoming adventures. Happy, healthy kids are an essential ingredient in making summer fun. One important way to keep the fun going is giving medications during summer safely.

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Build a Family First Aid Kit

Why build a family first aid kit?

Our Plano pediatricians are always happy to help take care of kids, but we also want to empower children and their families to cope with minor mishaps on their own. When you build a family first aid kit, it can bring peace of mind to road trips, hikes and every day life.

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The Basics of Children’s Nutrition

Find guidance and support for children’s nutrition

As Plano pediatricians, we know that you work hard to help your child stay healthy. We also know that children’s nutrition can feel like an uphill battle, but it is essential to a child’s health. Healthy eating habits can help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses and obesity later in life.

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Keeping a Health Record for Children

Tips for keeping a health record for children

Our Plano pediatricians want parents to know about the benefits of maintaining a health record for children. An easily accessible account of your child’s medical history is essential when she moves, sees a new specialist, has a hospital stay and even when she’s applying for college.

Starting a health record for children

A health record for children is part keepsake and part historical record.

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What to Expect at Newborn Checkups

Why newborn checkups are important

Our Plano pediatricians are parents, so they know that new parenthood can be the most sleep-deprived time of a person’s life. Nevertheless, we encourage all parents to bring their babies in for newborn checkups. These checkups are important because they help us ensure that babies are growing and developing normally,

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Home Safety Tips for Children

PSOP Kids offers home safety tips for children

As Plano pediatricians, we’ve learned from years of experience that it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to our patients. The CDC reports that injuries are the leading cause of death in children. We want our patients to have the best care possible, both in the office and at home.

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3405 Midway Road, Suite 650
Plano, TX 75093

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