Dr. Carolyn Walsh joins Hyde Park Pediatrics March 1, 2017

15th Feb 2017

Dr. Walsh looks forward to bringing her experience as a pediatrician and a mom to her work, collaborating with families to support their child’s emotional and physical well-being. She loves working with pediatric patients of all ages and will be accepting new patients from birth to 18 years old. With the addition of Dr. Walsh to our practice, we will be able to expand our Milton hours as well our late afternoon availability. Please join

Introducing Peanuts

6th Jan 2017

Introducing peanut butter as an early first food dramatically reduces risk of developing an allergy to peanuts.   Here are some tips to follow: 1. Begin solid foods when your infant is developmentally ready. For full term babies this is usually at 4-6 months old. 2. Choose a non-allergenic food first: sweet potato, avocado, bananas are good examples. Once your baby has shown their readiness to eat solids, then consider peanut butter. 3. If your

COULD IT BE CONJUNCTIVITIS?

4th Dec 2016

Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the clear tissue that covers the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelids.  The conjunctiva can become inflamed by bacteria, viruses, irritants, or allergens.  All cause conjunctivitis.  Bacterial Conjunctivitis–Bacterial conjunctivitis is less common than viral conjunctivitis, except in infants and toddlers.  Kids with bacterial conjunctivitis have uncomfortable, sticky, red eyes with lots of yellow-green discharge. Eyes are often stuck shut on waking. It’s treated with prescription antibiotic eye

Could it be strep?

4th Dec 2016

Sore throats can be caused by viruses, bacteria, irritants or allergies. Strep throat is a bacterial infection and is treated with antibiotics. Common symptoms of strep include sudden onset of pain, fever over 101 F, enlarged tonsils, blood red spots on the back of the throat, and swollen lymph nodes. Many kids with strep also have head and belly pain. Sometimes strep causes a sandpaper red rash. Most sore throats are caused by cold viruses.

COULD IT BE AN EAR INFECTION?

4th Dec 2016

Ear infections occur when infected fluid fills the middle ear space. Normally the middle ear is filled with air, but cold viruses cause mucus to build up in the middle ear space. Almost all ear infections occur in the setting of a cold or cough and are most common in the first two years of life. Parents should suspect an ear infection when their young child: Tugs at her ears or complains of ear pain

Learning To Be Brave

30th Sep 2016

Needles, Shots, &Swabs Another Session Group for Kids & Parents with Dr. Tai Chiappa!! Cognitive Behavioral Treatment that can work fast! For children ages 6 through teens Education: What is Normal Fear Anticipatory Anxiety Running Wild Your Body’s Been Hijacked By Your Mind Parent Guidance: What You Can Do to Help Your Child Do’s & Don’ts Before, During & After Intervention & Treatment:  Calming Down Your Body Calming Down Your Mind Regaining Control Over Fear Gradual

DO YOU HAVE A FIRE SAFE HOME?

8th Aug 2016

Hyde Park Pediatrics recommends that you review a home fire safety plan on a regular basis. 1. Install and maintain smoke alarms in your home. Alarms should be on every floor and near all rooms where family members sleep. Test the batteries monthly–many people make it a habit to do this on the first of every month. 2. Have an escape plan. Create and practice a family fire escape plan; involve kids in the planning.

HYDE PARK PEDS REMINDS YOU, DON’T FORGET THE SUNSCREEN!

1st Aug 2016

Beautiful sunny days can turn ugly if the power of the sun is over-looked. Sunburns aren’t just painful, they’re dangerous as well, since every sunburn increases risk of future skin cancer. If your child will be outside for more than 20 minutes apply sunscreen. Keep fresh tubes in the car, in your purse, in your child’s school or athletic bag. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that parents use broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB blocking), water-resistant

Summertime injuries can be managed right in our offices

22nd Jul 2016

The ER is time-consuming, expensive, and often unnecessary. Our HPP providers can evaluate your child’s injured ankle, knee, wrist, finger, etc. X-rays if needed can be obtained and read at our Milton Office site, or at a Children’s Hospital X-ray facility. Both our Hyde Park and Milton office sites are stocked with appropriate treatment materials including crutches, aircasts, and splints. If an injury requires an orthopedic visit, we will work with our Children’s Hospital Orthopedic

Proper medication dosing

11th Feb 2016

There are over 70,000 emergency room visits per year in the U.S. for unintentional medication overdosing of children. Hyde Park Pediatrics reminds our families that liquid medicines should ALWAYS be measured with the dosing device that came in the medication packaging. For accuracy, dosages should be described in milliliters rather than teaspoons. NEVER mix and match dosing devices. This can lead to serious over or underdosing of medication. For young children, small errors can make