Children's Health

A child’s well being and health is constantly evolving as he or she reaches different stages of development. It is often difficult to diagnose what is wrong with a child if they are unable to articulate their symptoms of an illness. Children’s health can range from developmental disorders, acne, allergies, or behavioral problems.

All Children's Health Posts
by our physicians
By Dr. Bercek
Nutrition is key to a healthy pregnancy and baby. Good nutrition improves a woman’s ability to cope with labor and makes it easier for her to get back in shape after the baby is born.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Women's Health

By Dr. Urbanowicz
Insect repellents help to prevent bites from mosquitoes, biting flies, ticks and fleas, but they do not protect against stinging insects such as bees and wasps. The insect repellents that work the best are the ones that contain DEET.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health, Infant Care & General Health

By Dr. Murphy
Two years of age is wonderful…
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Urbanowicz
Sun safety is very important for both children and adults. The sun can cause damage on foggy or cloudy days as well as on sunny days, and the damage builds up over the years. Your skin does not have to be sunburned to be harmed by the sun’s rays. Try to avoid being out in the sun from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Gruzalski
Pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, can be infectious (bacterial or viral), allergic or from an irritant. Pink Eye is dried crust on the eye in the morning, pus drainage, and the eye will be red.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health

By Dr. Froehlich
As parents are aware, infants should no longer sleep on the stomach due to the increase risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). However, tummy time is critical for the development of upper body strength and head control of the baby. Having time off the back of the head also helps prevent flattening of the babies head and abnormal head shape known as plagiocephaly.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Steinken
A significant number of infants develop tearing or crusting of one or both of their eyes in the first few weeks of life. In the absence of infection, this often proves to be what is known as Nasolacrimal Duct Stenosis.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Pollack
Torticollis means "twisted neck," and if a child has this condition, their head will be tilted to one side while the chin is turned to the other side. It's also sometimes called wryneck. While it may look painful, it usually isn't.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Urbanowicz
Breastfeeding moms who need to be away from their baby for more than four hours can pump to provide milk for their baby, which will keep their milk supply from decreasing. For those who pump more frequently there are many different types of electric pumps. Whereas those who only need to pump a few times may find a hand pump useful for expressing milk.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By DuPage Medical Group Pediatrics
Keratosis Pilaris is hereditary, which means it should be present in other family members. It is caused by excess build-up of dead skin cells around individual hair follicles. It is not caused soaps, laundry products, or allergies. It is commonly seen in children and teens, but can begin as early as infancy.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health

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