This past week our office has been really busy with influenza. After an incubation period of 1 to 3 days, an Influenza illness is generally characterized by the sudden onset of fever, frequently with chills or rigors, headache, feelings of tiredness, muscle aches, and a dry cough. Then, the respiratory signs of sore throat, nasal [...]
Heavy modern TVs can tip and fall on children. These TVs need to be anchored to prevent this. Check out this website for more details: http://aapnews.aappublications.org/content/33/5/24.5.full
We have just completed editing our new Parent's Medical Handbook for our practice. The new handbook will be printed and available in the next few weeks. In the meanwhile, a pdf copy of the handbook is available by clicking on the following link: Handbook
All For Kids Pediatric Clinic has just been chosen as the favorite pediatric clinic in Little Rock by the readers of savvyKids Magazine. Thanks to savvyKids for this honor! Read the magazine here.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of a dear friend, mentor, educator, leader and pioneer in pediatrics in the State of Arkansas. Dr. Robert H. Fiser Jr. was the chairman of pediatrics at UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital during the education of many of our physicians. We at All For Kids are deeply indebted [...]
The FDA has announced a rare by possible fatal association between the use of topical benzocaine and methemoglobinemia. Methemoglobinemia is a condition that causes the body's red blood cells to not carry oxygen as they are supposed to. This can result in the body not having enough oxygen. Benzocaine is found in certain teething gels [...]
The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that children remain in a car seat in a rear facing position until age 2 years or until the weight and height limits of a particular car seat are exceeded. Our printed handbook is now out of date in this recomendation. Read about this in the American Academy [...]
I came across this video of twins in an intense dialog. It shows the two children babbling in an animated way. This is the normal way for young toddlers to learn to speak. Enjoy. Dr. Byrum. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JmA2ClUvUY&feature=player_embedded
Along with the beauty of blooming flowers and trees this time of year, comes another thing: itchy eyes, runny noses, coughing and wheezing due to allergies. Contact us for help in managing these issues in your child. We have allergy medications, and tests that can determine how best to handle your child's allergies.
Influenza (Yes, it’s that time of year), by Jerry Byrum M.D. We are now routinely seeing children with influenza infection (the flu) in our office. Kids with the flu usually develop high fever, achey muscles, head ache, tummy ache, chills, rigors, congestion, and cough. A child with the flu will generally stop playing, lie in [...]