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Dr. Jason Perkel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: Rarely chicken pox can cause serious complications such as encephalitis, pneumonia or skin infection with staph bacteria. Plus, being sick with the c... Read More
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Dr. Jason Perkel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Keep it simple: I usually tell new parents to try and keep the nursery environment simple. A crib, a changing table, some clothing shelves and perhaps a comfortable ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Perkel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Candida dermatitis: This is probably candida dermatitis, a common and benign rash caused by a skin yeast infection. You can use an over-the-counter cream called lotrimin... Read More
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Dr. Jason Perkel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not much: The color of mucous is not as important as people think it is! mucous starts out clear in the beginning of a cold or virus and, after a few days, wil... Read More
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Dr. Jason Perkel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Hard to say: I wouldn't think about a "look" of strep in the throat. It can be hard to predict sometimes by looking. Instead, if a child has a sore throat with a... Read More
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Dr. Jason Perkel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Drink or chew: You don't have to "protect" the babies ears since nothing will happen that will be serious during pressurized airline travel. They may have discomfor... Read More
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Dr. Jason Perkel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
A weight and exam: The doctor or nurse practitioner will take a pregnancy and birth history as well as a full medical and social history. They will also weigh the baby,... Read More
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Dr. Jason Perkel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Severity level: The influenza virus will cause high fevers, body aches, harsh cough, headache, fatigue, occasionally vomiting and diarrhea. Typically, it lasts up to... Read More
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Dr. Jason Perkel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
From childbirth: Often the pressure built up during the process of childbirth will cause small burst blood vessels in the white part of the eye in both the mother and ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Perkel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: Sucking is a fantastic self-soothing behavior and if it is "forced" to be eliminated, one may see other behavioral problems soon follow.
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