When to Refer a Patient to a Physician

Pediatric patients should be referred to physicians if any of the following symptoms are present: skin rash chronic cough “bark like” cough stridor hoarseness constant ear pain or pulling/tugging at ears seizure or convulsion recently rapid or difficulty breathing severe abdominal pain or cramping diarrhea > 2 days vomiting > 12 hours infant not feeding … Continue reading

The Common Cold (OTC Treatment)

Colds Pediatrics may refers to people up to the age of 21 OTC pediatric use often deals with children under 12 Generally speaking:  OTC cough & cold products should NOT be used for children under 2 years of age Recommend non-drug measures in kids under 4 years of age Don’t use antihistamines just to make … Continue reading