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Your child’s doctor will talk with you about specific care for your child. Some general guidelines are listed here:
• Antibiotics do not cure the infection but decrease your child’s carrying
the infection and spreading it.
• Cough medicines usually do not help.
• If your child is treated at home,...Read More
Lice are small, wingless, gray-tan insects. Head lice only live on humans, and anyone can get them, even with good health habits and hair washing. Head lice can be spread from one person to another by close contact or by sharing personal items. Lice lay tiny white eggs called nits that may also...Read More
Call your child’s doctor right away if your child has one or more of the following symptoms:
Swimmer’s ear (otitis externa) is an infection of the skin of the ear canal. This often occurs when water becomes trapped in the ear canal making it swell and easier to become infected. Other causes of otitis externa are foreign objects that scratch the ear canal such as cotton swabs, paper clips,...Read More