Infants/Toddlers

10 Most Common Kids’ Skin Rashes And How To Treat Them

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Yikes! Your child wakes up covered in little red dots. Is it chicken pox? Heat rash? Impetigo? Is it contagious? To help you correctly identify your child’s rash and whether it needs to be seen by a doctor, we at Westchester Health Pediatrics have put together a list of the most common kids’ skin rashes

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5 Most Important Things To Know As A New Dad

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These days, more and more dads are actively involved in their baby’s birth, feeding, burping, bathing, diaper changing and everything else that comes with having a newborn. On playgrounds, at playdates and in pediatricians’ offices, you’re often just as likely to see dads there as moms. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we applaud this fatherly involvement

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Best Ways to Help Your Child Avoid The Itch of Eczema

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Did you know that eczema is the most common skin problem treated by pediatricians? In our practice, Westchester Health Pediatrics, we see a lot of eczema, especially in babies and toddlers. Fortunately, eczema is not contagious, but it tends to run in families with a history of eczema or other conditions such as hay fever and asthma. Different triggers can make

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How To Help Your Child Avoid Pink Eye

How To Help Your Child Avoid Pink Eye

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Your child comes home from preschool (or daycare, birthday party, sleepover or anywhere he/she has been in close contact with other children) with red, puffy, weepy eyes. What’s going on? You guessed it…pink eye. Also known as conjunctivitis, pink eye occurs mainly in children—so we see a lot of cases of it in our pediatric

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The Pediatrician’s Role in Caring for a Child With Type 1 Diabetes

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Young people with type 1 diabetes (also known as type 1 diabetes mellitus) face many challenges in their lifelong quest to manage their disease. With help from their pediatrician and a team of endocrinologists and diabetes specialists, along with support from parents, caregivers and school personnel, young children and teens with type 1 diabetes can understand and

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Getting Proper Healthcare Should NOT Be Like A Fast Food Meal

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I have a wonderful group of pediatric patients whom I attend to daily. Although I am part of Westchester Health Pediatrics, my practice has the feel of a solo practitioner’s office since I am the only physician in my location. However, part of my partnership with Westchester Health puts me in the position to take

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How To Tell If You Have Lyme Disease

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Happily, spring is coming! Unhappily, ticks and Lyme disease are also on the way. Many of our parents, especially those who spend a lot of time outdoors with their children, are concerned about tick bites and have asked for guidelines to prevent Lyme disease, as well as ways to tell if they or their children

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New Studies Suggest That Giving Your Child Peanuts At Early Age Can Reduce Allergy

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Peanut allergy is a growing public health problem. In 1999, peanut allergy was estimated to affect 0.4% of children in the United States and 0.7% of adults. By 2010 (just 11 years later), peanut allergy prevalence had increased to approximately 2% among children.

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Why Robert De Niro Was Right To Pull Anti-Vaccine Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival

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Photo courtesy of The New York Times Facing a mountain of criticism over its plan to show a documentary about the utterly disproven link between vaccines and autism, the Tribeca Film Festival (co-founded by Robert De Niro) has decided not to show the film. Am I glad the Tribeca Film Festival canceled the film? You

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Your Baby’s Fever Can Actually Be A Good Thing

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Many parents want to suppress their baby’s fever to ease the persistent crying and discomfort, but for children older than six months old, having a fever can be a good thing.

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