Accidents Happen: A Guide to Children's Emergencies

Catch Bunions Early To Keep Them From Getting Worse

Have you started to notice a bump on the outside of your big toe where it meets your foot? Perhaps it seems like your big toe itself is starting to be pushed inward. This is a bunion. While it may not be causing you any serious pain or discomfort right now, bunions can become quite uncomfortable when they get worse.  The good news is that since you've caught your bunion early, you can take these actions to help prevent it from getting worse. Read More 

3 Facts You Should Know About Maintenance Treatment Of Your Asthma During Pregnancy

If you suffer from asthma and have recently discovered that you are pregnant or are planning to conceive in the near future, it is important to be aware of appropriate treatment options for your asthma at this delicate time in your life. For instance, you may be surprised to learn that it is generally safer for the baby for you to continue the use of your inhaled corticosteroids than it would be for you to suffer an asthma attack. Read More 

A Parent’s Guide to Balanitis and Balanoposthitis: Tips for Helping Your Son

As the parent of a young boy, you might find few things as concerning as having your son come to you and complain that his penis hurts. You may find yourself even more concerned if you discover that there's redness and swelling under the foreskin. This is often caused by a condition such as balanitis or balanoposthitis, both of which involve inflammation and infection of the head of the penis. Balanoposthitis is marked by infection that also affects the foreskin. Read More 

Four Signs Of An Ingrown Toenail

When trimming your toenails, there are times when you may accidentally trim them too closely. When this happens, the edge of your toenail may start to grow beneath your skin, which can lead to problems in the future. At the first signs of an ingrown toenail, you need to go to see a doctor right away to have the situation treated before it gets worse. Use the guide below to learn a few of the signs of an ingrown toenail. Read More 

Can A Cosmetic Dentist Improve Your Quality Of Life?

When it comes to dentistry, many people only think about going in for cleanings or for dental issues like cavities and the like. However, there is another field of dentistry that is actually focused on the appearance of your teeth. This is known as cosmetic dentistry. If you have been wondering if going to a cosmetic dentist would be right for you, get to know some of the ways that a cosmetic dentist may be able to improve your quality of life. Read More 

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Accidents Happen: A Guide to Children's Emergencies

One of the things I learned when I had children was that accidents can happen at any time. Unfortunately, my children's pediatrician was not always available when those accidents did happen. I had to learn what was considered an emergency and what could wait until the doctor's office was open. Knowing the difference and what to do in non-emergency situations can be confusing. That is why I created this blog. I wanted to provide other parents with a guide that helps them to understand when it is time to head for urgent care or the hospital and when injuries could be treated at home.