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As parents, we always worry and have questions about our children. At Infants,
Children & Youth, we care about your concerns! Our What´s New Page is devoted to
addressing, informing, and educating parents about some of the most common issues and
topics in pediatric medicine. Always remember that our pediatricians are available to help
you with parenting matters.

May


May is Asthma Awareness Month! To find out how you can help fight Childhood Asthma go to NoAttacks.org.


Spring Into Action

Seasonal Allergies ·  Springtime Safety ·  Shake off the Winter Blues



Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year here in Bucks County with the blossoming of flowers and trees. It's a great time to get your kids outside to take advantage of the warmer temperatures and longer days. However, as with all things with kids, there are special springtime worries and concerns. Feel free to call our office if you are worried about your child and would like to schedule an appointment.



Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis, are caused by pollen. Trees, grasses, and weeds release tiny particles of pollen into the air and cause common symptoms, which include itchy nose, throat, ears, and eyes, stuffy or runny nose with clear drainage, sneezing, and congestion. Pollen allergies are seasonal: tree pollination begins in February and lasts through May; grass pollen is high from May through June; and ragweed from August through October in our area. Other common non-seasonal airborne allergens are molds, pet allergens, dust, and cockroaches. If you think your child is suffering from allergies, please contact our office for an appointment to evaluate and treat your child. The symptoms of allergic rhinitis may resemble other medical conditions so it is best to consult with our pediatricians for a diagnosis. The best treatment for seasonal allergies is avoidance! To avoid exposure to pollens keep windows closed in the car and at home. Limit outdoor activities in the early morning when tree pollen counts are the highest. You can track our local pollen counts by visiting Pollen.com. For more detailed information on this subject check out:

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

American Academy of Pediatrics

The Asthma Center

KidsHealth.org



Springtime Safety

Spring is traditionally the time for household cleaning. This project does not have to be such a chore if you keep in mind that your work will help keep your kids safe! Now is a good time to clean out your medicine cabinet of old and expired medicines, replace the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and childproof your home, garage, and yard. For tips on keeping safe while spring cleaning check out these sites:

Home Safety Council website

KidsHealth from Nemours This season is also a wonderful chance to remind your kids of playing safely on their bikes, skateboards, skates, trampolines, etc. These links provide terrific tips for keeping your kids safe this spring:

Bike Safety

Playground Safety

Skateboarding

Trampolines


Shake off the Winter Blues

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you and your family! Physical activity has been shown to help kids build strong self-esteem, sleep better, enhance energy, and improve mental health. When combined with a nutritious diet, regular exercise will help prevent childhood obesity. Here are some tips to get your kids more active and interested in exercise and fitness: empowerME

Food & Nutrition, Body and Mind

International Food Information Council

KidsHealth from Nemours Let's Move

Mayo Clinic

NFL Rush Play 60 Challenge



IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER!!


The information on our website is for educational purposes only and is not meant to replace the advice of your child´s pediatrician. All medical advice and information on this website should be considered to be incomplete without a consultation with one of our physicians.




Last updated on May 4, 2018