Tag: illness

An ill child wears a respiratory mask.

What is RSV and why do we care?

RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is a virus that causes cough, congestion, and fevers. Bronchiolitis, a presentation of RSV, is an infection in the lower part of the lungs and affects children under 3 yrs old. If your child exhibits symptoms, consider contacting their pediatrician.

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A mother checks her son for fever.

Sick Season and Fevers

Returning to school after summer vacation is exciting; however, it is a time when children are prone to catching bugs. Fevers can be especially concerning. In this article, you’ll learn more about fevers and treatment options.

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Little girl scratches her skin.

Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum is a common skin infection that occurs in children. It can last from months to years, but is usually painless. If you’re unsure whether your child has Molluscum Contagiosum or not, it’s a good idea to talk to your child’s pediatrician.

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Mother checks sick child's temperature with hand.

Vomiting. Diarrhea. Fever. Oh my!

Viral Gastroenteritis is a viral infection that causes diarrhea, vomiting, belly pain, and body aches. Although there isn’t a treatment for this virus, there are things you can do to ease the discomfort; keeping yourself or your child hydrated is one example. If symptoms last more than two weeks, contact your doctor.

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A mother holds her infant.

Congenital Tear Duct Obstruction (Dacryostenosis)

Congenital Tear Duct Obstruction, or Dacryostenosis, is a benign condition that affects Newborns. It is often mistaken for infection. This article explains the differences between the two; however, checking in with your provider is recommended.

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A boy with the flu holds thermometer in his mouth.

Remember There’s Flu too!

Influenza is often confused with COVID as they have similar symptoms. Even if you have the COVID vaccine, getting a flu shot is recommended for those six months and older.

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Salt Lake City Capitol.

COVID-19 Updates/Policies

Families First Pediatrics is committed to providing quality healthcare services. Please review our COVID-19 updates and policies to ensure the best experience possible.

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