Entries by The Children's Clinic

Boys and Puberty

During puberty, a person goes through many physical, emotional and social changes. Boys usually begin puberty between the ages of 9 and 15, and it may take five to seven years for all of the changes to occur. The most obvious of these changes include a growth spurt; the voice becoming deeper; shoulders becoming broader; […]

Is Your Teen Ready For Babysitting

Is your teen ready for babysitting? For many teenagers, babysitting is a time-honored way to earn money. Some teens have regular Saturday night families, others help out after school, and others get hired during school vacations. Those who babysit enjoy spending time with kids and realize that there are some great benefits to this work […]

Treating Bee Stings

Do you have a bee sting? If you only have a sting site reaction , a cold compress or an ice pack should be enough treatment. For pain, take aspirin or acetaminophen. Don’t give aspirin to a child under age 19 because of the risk of Reye’s syndrome, which affects the liver and brain. Try […]

Inclement Weather Policy

THE SAFETY OF OUR PATIENTS, STAFF, AND PROVIDERS ALWAYS COME FIRST! The Children’s Clinic rarely closes completely during inclement weather. We evaluate the roads at 6:30am the morning of and decide on clinic hours. Our Walk-in Clinic will be open during the clinic hours for that day. If your provider is unable to make the […]

Cotton Swabs

Cotton-tipped swabs are not meant to be placed in ears. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the best thing to do with earwax is leave it alone. Trying to remove earwax can cause problems. Putting cotton-tipped swabs into the ear canal pushes wax further into the ear. It can cause damages, dizziness, and balance […]

Fever Medication

Every year hundreds of infants receive more than the recommended dose of  Tylenol for age. Rarely, these overdoses can cause liver failure or death. The overdoses are most likely related to dosing too frequently- that is more than every 6 hours AND from parents using two products that BOTH contain acetaminophen e American Academy of […]

When Is a Fever an Emergency?

While for the majority of children fever is not an emergency- there are a certain group of children that fever is considered dangerous. Think of the Three I’s Think of the Three I’s Immune compromised– children that do not have a well working immune system cannot fight off infection and therefore when they have fever they need […]

Fever is Good – Most of the Time

For parents, doctors and pharmacy companies, fever has been thought to be “the enemy”. We should be scared of fever and make it go away as fast as possible. This may be a very dangerous idea for the following reasons. Fever Facts All animals, even single cell organisms, have fever. Therefore it is felt to […]