Category: Colds

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    Pharyngitis (Sore throat) is it Viral or Bacterial?
    Sore throat is a common problem during childhood and can be the result of a viral or bacterial infection. The most likely cause of a child’s sore throat depends on the child’s age and the season.  Testing may not be necessary if your child is having symptoms such as a prominent cough, hoarseness or other...
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    Summer Spike in RSV
    RSV, short for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is a very frustrating illness, particularly in children younger than 2 years old. Because it is viral, there is no cure for RSV. Steroids and antibiotics do not help, and it has to be treated with methods such as nasal suctioning, increased fluids, and acetaminophen.  According to the CDC almost everyone will have had RSV by...
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    Common Cold/Resfriado Común
    What is it? A common cold, known as a Upper Respiratory Tract infection, is an illness caused by a number of different viruses such as rhinovirus, metapneumovirus or rhino/enterovirus. What are the symptoms? Your child may have fever, runny or stuffy nose, mild sore throat, watery eyes, headache, and and wet cough. These symptoms may...
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    Update on the Coronavirus
    At Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care, we continue to closely watch the news on 2019-nCoV, also known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, which is affecting so many citizens in the country of China.  Fortunately, since our last post on January 28, 2020, we have not seen an alarming rise in cases in the United States, and...
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    Bronchiolitis and RSV Explained
    Suction…Suction…Suction! At Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care, we care about your child with Bronchiolitis.  That is why we want to share some information about the condition. Bronchiolitis is a respiratory infection caused by a viral infection that causes symptoms such as fever, runny nose cough, vomiting, and in more severe causes, wheezing and respiratory distress (use...
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    Flu Season Update
    All across the state pediatricians are asking themselves, what is happening?! This year’s respiratory season (or “flu season”) is off to a rocky start! With much higher numbers than predicted, primary care offices, urgent care clinics, and hospitals are seeing a very abnormal pattern to this year’s season. What is normal? Typically, flu season starts...
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    Antibiotics: Good or Bad?
    Antibiotics – they are good right? They help cure infections. Well yes…and no. Antibiotics, prescribed appropriately, are a great tool to help your child overcome bacterial infections. However, in recent years, it has been shown that antibiotics are being prescribed when they are not called for. When antibiotics are not needed, they do NOT help...
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    When Can My Child Go Back To School?
    It is always a tough call for us parents! Your child has been diagnosed with the flu, impetigo, strep, or some other contagious illness. The big question is: when can they go back?We don’t want our kiddos missing too much school, but we don’t want them to infect other children, or just be miserable all...
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    How to Know if it’s “Just a Cold”
    Short answer: You don’t know! Allergies, colds, flu…it can be hard to tell these different conditions apart. A cold, also known as a URI (upper respiratory infection), is one of the most common childhood illnesses. The main symptoms that accompany a cold are a runny nose, a cough and fever. It is important to remember...
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    Does Your Child Need to be Tested for RSV?
    RSV, short for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is one of the cold viruses seen every year with a season extending from about October through March. Children may have fever accompanied with runny nose, nasal congestion, and cough. Wheezing often develops with RSV, however; it is more common in children less than two years of age. There...
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    Flu Season: How to Protect Yourself and Your Kids
    Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care has two influenza vaccine options for the 2015-2016 Flu Season The Vaccine (for ages 6 months old and up) The Mist (for ages 2-49 years old ) Note: For children under age 8 who have never previously been vaccinated for the flu, two rounds are recommended…one month apart. Here are some...
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