I’ve written about common warts before, including a review of treatment options—and back then, my first listed treatment was “do nothing.” This study reinforces that advice. There seems to be no treatment that really makes much of a difference anyway.
National guidelines suggest that we check blood pressure at every well check starting at age three. But a recent study calls that wisdom into question. Do we really need to measure blood pressures routinely in children?
A question from a teenage visitor: “Sometimes when I stand up, I get dizzy and my vision goes black. It only lasts a few seconds. What’s wrong with me?”
There’s a common “health entity” thing, often called “hypoglycemia.” Funny thing about that—children who have it are not hypoglycemic. But it is a real thing nonetheless, and there are steps parents can take to help deal with it.
Anna posted: “I have a question about starting solids and grains. I am starting my 6 month old on solids. A friend recently told me that babies younger than 1 year cannot digest grains as they don’t have the necessary enzymes. Is there any truth to this? Also, one of the pediatricians in our practice told me we can start eating red meat- isn’t it too early?”
“My toddler keeps getting ear infections. There’s got to be a way to help with this. What can we do to prevent them?”
“My daughter was sent home from school with a note—they say she has scoliosis. I’m worried, is she going to need surgery? Will she ever be normal?”
Here’s a question: “My daughter was found to have a heart murmur at a well check. Is this something I need to worry about?”
Influenza has hit, and hit hard. This year is shaping up to be one of the worst years in memory. Flu is now widespread in almost every state, and we may not yet have hit the peak.