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What do I need to know about my child's Crohn's disease?
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Most patients present with symptoms before the age of 20 years. The most common symptoms of Crohn's disease include diarrhea, rectal bleeding and abdominal pain. Symptoms specifically related to the pediatric population include growth delay and...
Yeast rash in infants most commonly occurs in the diaper area. This is a great place for yeast to grow due to the excessive moisture in this region. The first line of treatment is zinc oxide which can be purchased over the counter in various forms. Also white petrolatum ointment (Vaseline, Aquaphor) can be used...
What treatment options are available for pediatric allergies?
A variety of treatment options are available for children with allergies. Antihistamines whether short acting (Benadryl) or long acting (Claritin, Zyrtec or Allegra) taken daily can be very effective. Nasal steroids and normal saline nasal mist are also helpful at decreasing the symptoms of nasal congestion and mucus
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