As COVID-19 precautionary measures begin relaxing, an increase in colds and viruses are expected – especially for children. Learn what parents can do to help protect kids.
A yeast infection can be one cause of a baby’s persistent diaper rash, but other sources may also be to blame. Learn more about the common causes of diaper rash – and how to treat and prevent them.
Between cotton swabs and drops, what’s the best way to clean a child’s earwax? Learn about the best technique, and when a child’s earwax might warrant a call to the pediatrician.
February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and we are brushing up on tips for healthy teeth, and examining the causes of halitosis, or bad breath. What is halitosis and how can you avoid it? Some bacteria in the mouth are odor-producing, which can lead to halitosis (bad breath.) If you don’t floss and brush regularly, […]
Lots of kids and teens have to cope with acne. Because it’s so common, acne is the subject of much discussion — and many myths. By clearing up some of the common tales about acne, you can help your son or daughter get through it. Check out the following facts from Kids Health, an online […]
Chris Koutures, MD How can I get my 13-year-old son to take more of an interest in his personal hygiene? Answer: During the early teenage years, children have a growing sense of wanting to be independent, so finding creative ways for a boy to have “control” over his body and hygiene decisions might provide less […]
Are good hygiene habits part of your teen’s back to school routine? Check out these easy reminders to help keep your teen happy and healthy, and continue these habits into adulthood. Understanding the body. If you’re talking about good teen hygiene, that also means talking about puberty. Have a casual and open conversation with your […]