Sometimes we eat something we wish we hadn't. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen says food poisoning generally takes about six hours to take effect, but most people get through it all right. Learn about the symptoms of food poisoning and things you can do to help yourself get through it.
Many parents of vomiting children get concerned if it doesn’t stop after a day. Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, says that doesn’t necessarily mean your child needs to see the doctor. She goes over the signs and symptoms of the stomach bug versus the flu, food poisoning and other illnesses. She also discusses what to feed a puking child and how you can treat the bug from your home.
Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the tonsils that is relatively common. It’s contagious and can lead to a very sore throat, so the earlier it’s treated, the better. Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen discusses four tell-tale signs you should be looking for to determine if you have strep throat and how to treat it.
When your child has a fever, it can be difficult to tell whether it’s serious enough to see a pediatrician. Dr. Cindy Gellner goes over some myths and facts about fevers in children and infants, including how to tell low-grade and high-grade fevers apart and how to treat each. She also gives some hints about fevers that will help you keep calm while your child is ill.
That constipated look your baby gives you when they can’t poop can be entertaining to look at, but can be quite painful for your baby. Luckily, painful pooping, or infant dyschezia, is a very common, normal and curable problem. Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about what might cause dychezia and what safe methods you can use to help your baby.
Has your child got a cough so bad that it almost sounds like a seal? Hearing a child with croup is concerning to any parent. Dr. Cindy Gellner breaks down the physiology of what is actually occurring. She suggests some at-home treatments and discusses how a pediatrician can help and when it is time to go to the ER.
If your jaw starts to bother you with clicks and pops while you eat or when you yawn, you might start to worry. Is it worth it to go see a dentist? Dentist Dr. Gary Lowder talks about what can cause jaw problems and what you might be able to do to resolve it without treatment. He tells you what to do if these problems become painful or if they persist.
Many women who experience uncommon breast pain immediately think of breast cancer. Dr. Kirtly Jones says it’s probably something else. She explains what can cause breast pain in women of different ages and the most important thing to do if one or more of your breasts feels tender.
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