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Pediatric Patient Education

Patient Education

Englewood Pediatrics is passionate about education. We believe the foundation of a solid future for our children begins with our education as parents and caregivers. Staying informed of the latest information, medical advancements, and treatments empowers parents to make educated decisions with confidence.

Englewood Pediatrics offers our Pediatric Patient Education page as a free service. You’re invited to access this web page at anytime.

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You’ll find links to reputable, verified educational sites featuring articles, commentaries, videos and more. As research is a never-ending endeavor, new information is constantly being released. Englewood Pediatrics will continually update this page to reflect the latest information, and we invite you to visit it regularly to stay informed.

One of our key goals is to help parents became an active and literate partner in their children’s healthcare. Here in this section we provide helpful information that you may need to know in order to take care of your child the best you can!

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The immune system normally protects the body against harmful substances, such as bacteria and viruses. It also reacts to foreign substances called allergens, which are generally harmless and in most people do not cause a problem.

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Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs. When triggered, it affects the airways and results in things like coughing, wheezing, and chest constriction. It often starts at a young age and can be triggered by various things, including both allergens and non-allergens. Asthma is manageable with medications and avoiding triggers.

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The common cold is a viral infection, which means it cannot be treated with antibiotics. It usually manifests in symptoms like a runny nose, congestion, fever, and others. Colds are easily spread amongst children through airborne droplets and direct contact with infected people. The best treatment is bed rest, lots of fluids, and medication to manage the symptoms.

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Diaper rash is common in babies and is usually caused by things like chafing, wet, infrequently changed diapers, and regular skin sensitivities. It can be very uncomfortable for babies but usually clears up quickly with the application of diaper rash cream and/or air drying. Diaper rash primarily affects the diaper area on the body and looks like a standard rash, i.e. red and tender-looking.

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Diarrhea is very common in young children and involves loose, watery stool and abdominal discomfort. It is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting as well as rapid weight loss and fever. If it persists, your child can become dehydrated. Diarrhea can be caused by many different things, from infections to Celiac disease to IBS.

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Fever is an important part of the body’s defense against infection. Many older infants develop high fevers with even minor illnesses.

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Children’s mental health development is crucially important, especially if they have experienced some kind of traumatic event. Kids can maintain good mental health by reaching important emotional and developmental milestones, as well as learning social skills and appropriate coping mechanisms. Doing this work requires good parental support and access to pediatric mental healthcare.

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Stomach pain in children is not necessarily cause for alarm by itself. Abdominal discomfort can indicate any number of things, from bloating and gas to appendicitis. Accompanying symptoms can help to narrow down both the cause and the source of the pain, and tell your doctor what kind of treatment is required.

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Sunburn is a common skin reaction to excessive exposure to UV sunlight, even on cloudy days. It tends to be more severe in children with light skin, but can still affect children with darker skin as well. Depending on severity, it can result in persistent and painful redness and peeling. Sunburn can be avoided by regular application of sunscreen, spending less time outdoors, and wearing clothing that blocks UV rays.

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Well Child Check Schedule

In order to practice proactive and preventive medicine, we highly recommend that our patients follow this Well Child Check schedule, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as well as required by Medicaid for all Medicaid plan recipients. 

By bringing your child in for regular Wellness checks, you increase the chance that anything that may require medical attention does not go unnoticed, preventing more serious complications or illnesses down the line.

It is always better to treat any symptoms of illness as early as we can for best outcomes, and preventive medicine allows us to stay as vigilant as possible when it comes to your children’s health.

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Useful Links

For more great information for parents, check out this list of useful links to credible information sources that we have put together for you:

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends every parent to visit this website. The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. This website contains general information related to your child health issues with more specific guidelines.
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.
The Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation is the first charitable organization solely dedicated to the support of research for the study of early-onset bipolar disorder. Our board is a remarkable one, made up of dedicated parents, treating professionals and world class clinical investigators and basic science researchers.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

On this website you can find most general information about the Immunizations for your child such as immunization Schedules, Recommendations, Vaccines in United States, Vaccines side effects and lots more valuable information. We recommend parents to read this information and then talk to us for the further procedures. Our professionals will provide you our best advice, we work with your concerns, and eventually we follow your directions.
This website is the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) complete Immunization resource center, for parents as well as healthcare professionals.
This national organization provides free educational information, financial options and emotional support for parents and children affected by cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries.  They offer information and support to help provide resources and education to those affected by CP