Swimmer’s Ear

Tim Teller, MDSummerLeave a Comment

Swimmer’s ear is a common childhood infection where bacteria infect the skin or lining of the ear canal. It is most commonly seen after swimming, but can occur after long showers or getting the ears damp with baths. Swimmer’s ear is more common when the water is untreated (ocean, lakes, ponds). Often the outer ear will be tender when tugged … Read More

Water Safety

Beth Schloss, MDSafety, SummerLeave a Comment

Summer is here and the pools are open!  Let’s grab our swimsuits and sunscreen and go have some fun.  Cooling off on a hot summer day at the pool/lake is always great, but we must remember how to stay safe.  Here are a few reminders of how to keep kids safe near the water: Never leave children alone in or … Read More

Insect Bites, Tick Bites and Bee Stings OH MY!

Rob Snyder, MDSummerLeave a Comment

Insect Bites: We are getting to that time of year when your children (who seem to attract mosquitoes) will get covered in bites.  Some of these can be dramatic, and we get many phone calls for reactions 2-4 inches in diameter.  Thankfully, these are almost never dangerous and resolve over 2-3 days.  We recommend symptomatic therapy such as Benadryl, cool … Read More