pediatric housecalls Robert R. Jarrett M.D. M.B.A. FAAP

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Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis, or “Pink Eye” as it is commonly called, is a highly contagious infection but a bit difficult to diagnose separate from “allergic eyes” caused by pollens and other irritants. Additionally, if it is an infection, it may be caused either by a virus (more common, must run its course) or a bacteria (less common and needs antibiotic drops to heal). This link is to a video of a physician discussing Pink Eye.

Child Diseases Parents Should All Know About – Part 3

Once the two “pre-clinical” years of medical school were completed, all us “padawans” donned our new white clinical coats and headed for the various hospitals in town where we would begin two years of “clerkship rotations” in varied medical specialties to learn about adult and child diseases.

Child Diseases Parents Should All Know About – Part 2

This is part 2 in the series about Child Diseases parents should all know about which came from an idea suggested by viewing another site that had a good idea but which plastered so many scam advertisements on the pages that I wouldn’t dream of recommending it.

That is, of course, the kind of danger you get into when you (more…)

Child Diseases Parents Should All Know About – Part 1

A few days ago I ran across a medical blog site which had the temerity to post with the title “Illnesses Parents Should All Know About” – talking about children’s illnesses of course.

I attempted to post a link to the page for you but found: First – the site tried to scam identifiable personal information before entering; and Second – it was so full of crap advertisements that I wouldn’t have endorsed the page anyway.

Difference Between Flu and Colds

If you take any physician… well, any one older than about 50, and ask them: “give me the top three reasons you went into practicing medicine” an answer of “I like to teach” will be somewhere on the list.

[And, NO, “so we can stick people with sharp things” isn’t on the list. Contrary to what you may think, that’s rarely all that much fun.]

Numbered Diseases of Childhood: Rashes

About the last time I can see that anyone in the field of medicine attempted to make things a bit easier on ourselves was in 1905 when pediatricians tried to describe the six then known diseases which cause rashes by giving them numbers.

After all, unlike today, back then physicians weren’t so much the type of people who were (more…)