Is your teenage daughter experiencing problems with her period? Many parents struggle with the same concern. Even if the mom has gone through a similar experience during her adolescent years, she may still worry about her daughter’s health and find it difficult to comfort the teen. As for dads, they may find the issues “uncharted territory,” especially if they didn’t have any sisters or if they’re a single parent.
Fever is enough to make any concerned parent panic—it can be a nightmare when a child appears flushed and miserable while running a very high fever. It is important to remember, however, that fever actually helps the child fight off infections, and a slight fever has to be monitored before you rush to your child’s Westminster pediatrician.
The need to see a doctor will depend on your child’s age, his temperature, and the symptoms which indicate a deeper problem. [Read more…]
Halloween is just around the corner, and it won’t be long until kids in Colorado can go trick-or-treating in their neighborhoods. Given that kids with food allergies are more vulnerable this season, the nonprofit organization Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) obliges everyone to participate in The Teal Pumpkin Project, which is championed by various moms’ groups in the state. According to WUSA9, partaking in this campaign is quite easy:
September saw a greater number of respiratory illnesses among Colorado children than what most health experts have anticipated, by at least 15 percent higher than last year. According to The Denver Post, the increase is partly attributed to the spread of the extremely rare enterovirus 68, which causes flu-like symptoms and breathing problems among children. Dr. Monica Federico, pediatric lung specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, said that parents must protect their kids from illnesses the might encounter this school season; particularly asthma: [Read more…]
An infant with a high fever is a common cause for anxiety in parents, often compelling them to call a pediatrician in Westminster for guidance. If your baby is having his first fever, know that the fever—in and of itself—is not your primary cause for concern because it is simply the body’s way of dealing with infection.
Schools can serve as breeding grounds for harmful germs and bacteria that may cause common illnesses like flu. Now that school is about to resume, Westminster parents would likely pack along hand sanitizers into their kids’ bag or lunch as a precaution, and principals would make sure classrooms have them, too. An article in the Medical Daily, though, says that such efforts may not be enough to avoid spreadable diseases. Writer Samantha Olson reports:
Hay fever or allergic rhinitis is an allergy that mainly affects the nose. It can occur at any time of the year, but it is more prevalent during warm summer months when outdoor plants release tiny pollen particles in the air to fertilize other plants. The symptoms of hay fever include frequent sneezing, a clogged and/or runny nose, watery eyes, and headaches. A person stricken with the allergy can experience itchiness in the ears, nose, and throat, as well.