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Common Questions

Let’s Talk About Warts

Warts. Many of us likely had them as a child. Many of us still likely have no idea what they are or why they show up on our children’s hands, feet, and everywhere in between. These undesirable skin growths have been around forever. They are caused by a virus that is very good at survival,

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Heart Murmur

A heart murmur is a condition in which an audible whooshing or swirling sound is heard by your doctor while listening to your child’s heartbeat. In an ideal scenario, we don’t hear anything except the strong dull snapping of the classic “lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub”. The “lub” portion, also called S1 or systole, is caused by the

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Coronavirus: What’s the Word on a Children’s Vaccine?

Two parents wearing masks holding child with mask

It’s been roughly two months since a COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for adults in our country and the roll out has only just begun. Currently, the vaccine is being administered in phases, where people in the medical field were given top priority. Many of our employees (i.e. your child’s providers and their team members)

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Lice Advice

Girl scratching head because of lice

The dreaded words we all wish to avoid with every fiber in our being…”Your child has lice.” The words themselves seem to crawl across the page, no? I mean bugs that grow in hair…on our child’s head? That can then somehow get on our own head? And LAY EGGS? Wow, that’s alot to process. But,

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‘Tis the Season…For Croup

coughing blonde boy laying in bed covered in a blanket

We love to welcome the crisp fall air, but unfortunately a lot of seasonal viruses feel welcomed this time of year too! Croup is an obnoxious companion of many of these viruses that love to start popping up as the leaves change colors and the holidays roll in. Most identifiable by a loud, seal-like barking

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Spider Bites

a spider on a web in front of a child's hand

Spiders and humans have one thing in common—they like to avoid each other! For this reason, harmful bites from spiders are, thankfully, very rare. In the upstate, spiders are numerous but only a handful are potentially harmful. The two types of potentially harmful spiders in North America, and therefore the Upstate, are the infamous black

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What to Expect at Your Child’s Well Check

Well care visits are one of my favorite parts of being a pediatrician. I love getting a chance to talk to my patients and their families, and I truly cherish getting to know each one of them on a deeper level. Your child’s well exam will look different depending on their medical history and your

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Did Someone Say Ear Infection?

What is the leading cause of sick visits to the doctor and the most common reason for children to get antibiotics? You guessed it—which probably wasn’t too hard since it’s the title of this post, but I’ll cut you some slack—ear infections, or acute otitis media, are truly what we see most as pediatricians. So,

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Coronavirus: The School Dilemma

a boy sneezing into a tissue at school

A common question I have received in many of my well care visits this summer is, “Should I send my child back to school during the coronavirus pandemic?”. And, as a parent, how could you not be a bit confused? Some private schools are planning to open. Greenville County has not finalized a plan just

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Cradle Cap

Cradle cap is an extremely common skin condition in babies. Cradle cap, or Seborrheic Dermatitis, appears as red patches with oily, yellow scales (or even crusts) on the scalp. The not so cute patches can also be in the diaper area, armpits, forehead or face. Cradle cap often begins in the first few weeks of

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