Is it a cold, the flu or a stomach bug?

This is a post I’ve been meaning to do for a long while – and with cold season approaching and some time on my hands to get it done, here it finally is. I commonly hear people refer to a stomach bug (more formally known as gastroenteritis) as the “stomach flu“. Hell, before I went […]

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Making It Through Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease: Tips for Survival

I know I’ve done an informational post on Hand, Foot and Mouth (herein, HFM) before but now that we have had personal experience with it I figured I might share any “wisdom” I’ve gained with others. Now, if you read my previous post you’ll know HFM is very common in daycare settings in the summer […]

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Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) and Our Children: Uses and Risks

Similar to my post on acetaminophen (Tylenol), I thought I’d do an overview of ibuprofen (commonly known as Advil or Motrin) use for children. For safety tips regarding use, see my previous post on acetaminophen. I will include any ibuprofen specific tips at the bottom of this post. Disclaimer: this blog is not medical advice. […]

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Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Our Children: Uses, Risks and Safety Tips

Acetaminophen recently caused quite a stir on Twitter (specifically mom Twitter, but also somewhat recently on Medtwitter when the acetaminophen use in pregnancy topic came up) so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take a better look at the current evidence around acetaminophen (Tylenol), its potential risks, and uses in children. Perhaps […]

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Common Misconceptions About Fevers in Babies and Young Children

I think fevers are so misunderstood. There is a surprising amount of misinformation surrounding them, a general misunderstanding of what actually constitutes a fever, and lots of confusion surrounding their physiology and treatment. They are also extremely common, among children especially but also adults. As I am planning an upcoming post on preparing for vaccine […]

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