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 Our printed handbook is now out of date in this recomendation.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 [...]
Novel H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) (Pandemic H1N1) History: Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract. The name influenza comes from the Italian influenza, meaning "influence". (Wikipedia) This name was assigned to the flu because many people in the 1700’s thought that certain astrological “influences” caused influenza infections. We now know that [...]