Category: Illness

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    • Illness
    Antibiotics: Yay or Nay?
    At Little Spurs, we LOVE antibiotics! When they are used appropriately. Did you know – one in three antibiotics prescribed are actually unnecessary? This week is US Antibiotic Awareness Week, and we want to take this opportunity to address common myths associated with antibiotics. Assumption #1 Antibiotics will improve my child’s illness. Antibiotics are potent...
    • Asthma
    Understanding Childhood Asthma
    Childhood asthma is a common and potentially challenging condition many parents and caregivers must navigate. In this blog, we will explore childhood asthma in-depth, including its causes, symptoms, management, and tips to help your child lead a healthy and active life. What is Childhood Asthma? Asthma is the most common chronic condition in children. It...
    • Concussion
    Pediatric Urgent Care vs. the Emergency Room: What’s the Difference?
    When a child requires medical attention, it can be difficult to know where to go. While the emergency room is often the first choice, it’s not always the best option. Little Spurs is a great alternative that offers many benefits. In this blog post, we will explore the differences between pediatric urgent care and the...
  • Common Back to School Illnesses: Protecting Your Child  - Premier Pediatric Urgent Care Provider in Texas - Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care Read Article
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    • Child Safety
    Common Back to School Illnesses: Protecting Your Child 
    It’s that time of year again! As the school year begins, parents are not only concerned about their children’s academic progress but also their health. Unfortunately, the close proximity of students in classrooms can lead to the spread of various illnesses. In this article, we will discuss common back-to-school illnesses. Understanding how these illnesses are...
    • Ear Infections
    Earaches In Children
    Earaches are a common complaint among children, especially during cold and flu season. It is important to understand the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for earaches in children. If the earache is actually an ear infection, it can cause serious complications if left untreated.   Causes of Ear Aches in Children: There are several potential...
    • Impetigo
    Common Skin Rashes During Sports
    The most common rashes we see in children playing sports are heat rash, contact dermatitis, Athlete’s foot, impetigo and eczema. Let’s talk about each of these and what we can do to prevent and treat them! Heat rash: Caused by excessive sweating, which can clog sweat glands, resulting in a rash that appears as small...
    • Illness
    American Heart Month: How to Keep Your Child’s Heart Healthy
    February is American Heart Month, and it’s the perfect time to discuss how to keep your child’s heart healthy. Pediatricians emphasize the importance of children’s heart health, especially since heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. From proper nutrition to regular exercise, there are a...
  • Let’s Talk About “Cedar Fever” - Premier Pediatric Urgent Care Provider in Texas - Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care Read Article
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    • Allergies/Hives
    Let’s Talk About “Cedar Fever”
    Here we go again, it’s “Cedar Fever” season! Along with this season comes the sniffles, itchy and watery eyes, and crankiness. If your child suffers from a cedar allergy, here are a few things you can do to help them: Be Proactive! Cedar generally becomes worse this time of year, from December through February. If...
    • Illness
    Covid VS Flu VS RSV
    The holiday season brings joy and fun, but it can also be accompanied by seasonal illnesses. We understand some symptoms can be similar when dealing with COVID-19, Flu, and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). One of the most common questions we hear is “How can you tell the difference?” We’ve created the above guide to help...
    • Illness
    Antibiotic Awareness Updated 2022
    Happy Antibiotic Awareness Month! Every November the CDC and other healthcare organizations take the time to remind caregivers about the dangers of antibiotics and why overusing them can be detrimental to your child’s health. According to the CDC, when antibiotics aren’t needed, they won’t help.  Antibiotics have the ability to save lives Antibiotics aren’t always...
  • What is SIDS? - Premier Pediatric Urgent Care Provider in Texas - Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care Read Article
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    • Child Safety
    What is SIDS?
    Many of us have heard of SIDS but what is it? and how does it happen? Can we prevent it? SIDS is commonly known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. These deaths usually occur among infants who are less than a year old while sleeping. Although there isn’t a guaranteed method to prevent SIDS, sleep safety...
    • Child Safety
    Monkeypox and Children
    Here we go again….. with school ramping back up, and COVID-19 protocols relaxing, there is a new infectious disease on the rise. Monkeypox! Lately, we are getting lots of questions from parents about what exactly is monkeypox, and how you can keep your child safe. Bottom line: As of right now, there is a low...
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