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Children’s Allergies Nothing to Sneeze at This Year

CommentsPosted by: Dr. Ashley Lucas on May 21, 2015 in Toddlers

Seasonal allergies have been worse than ever this year. Symptoms include runny nose, congestion, cough and itchy/watery eyes. These symptoms overlap with colds (upper respiratory infections) and sinusitis, and sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference. Allergies are more common in older children and do not cause fever. Some children develop complications of […]

Sunscreen 101: Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer

CommentsPosted by: Dr. Ashley Lucas on Jun 04, 2014 in Babies, health, Parenting, Toddlers

Summer is here, which means it’s time to stock up on sunscreen for those pool parties and beach trips. To help prevent sunburn (and to some degree, skin cancer), find a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15 – the higher the number, the better. Look for one that screens out […]

When Is It OK For A Sick Child To Go Back To School?

CommentsPosted by: Dr. Ashley Lucas on Dec 02, 2013 in Parenting, Toddlers

With flu season in full swing, many parents are keeping their children at home to let them rest and heal up from the season’s nagging illness. But how can parents know when the time is right to send their flu-stricken – or any other virus or disease – kids back to school and their normal […]

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