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Summer Safety

Let’s Talk About Warts

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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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Spider Bites

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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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Parkside Summer Safety Tips

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Well Care Visits The summer is a great time to prioritize preventative care. Call us to schedule an annual check up today! Sun Protection Apply, and re-apply, sunscreen (for children 6 months+). Utilize hats, sunglasses, and tight weave clothing whenever possible. Water Safety Awareness Be conscious of your surroundings and never leave your child unattended …

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Coronavirus: What You Should Know About MIS-C

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In hopes to get your family the most accurate information, we updated this post on February 17, 2021… Adding to the stress and anxiety that the COVID-19 pandemic brings to all of our lives, several cases of MIS-C have been confirmed in our beloved state of South Carolina. And, as of February 1st, there have …

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Swimmer’s Ear

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Swimmer’s Ear is a common problem during the summer months, especially this summer when the pool can be our only saving grace to keep our kids active and happy during a pandemic. Swimmer’s ear, or Otitis Externa, is an infection of the ear canal. It occurs when water is left in the ear canal, creating …

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Coronavirus: Socializing Safely this 4th of July

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The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love to grill out, embrace the summer heat, and enjoy a late night with those I hold dear. In the current climate that is heavily clouded with Covid-19, it is hard to know if celebrating any holiday with family and friends …

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I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Sunscreen

Who doesn’t LOVE having their kids play outside in the sun? It’s a great way for them to soak in vitamin D, burn off some energy, and explore the world around them. At Parkside, we love the sun too, but we do want to educate families on the importance of sun protection for all ages-not …

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Coronavirus: How to Get Your Little One to Wear a Face Mask

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My toddler literally runs around naked by choice and her favorite word right now is “NO!“. Now I’m being told I need to force her into wearing a face mask? I feel exhausted at the simple thought… Despite the wishes of our strong-willed toddlers —and the quickly fading energy of us quarantined, working from home, …

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Ring Worm

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Contrary to its name, ringworm is not caused by a worm but is actually a skin infection caused by a fungus. It is commonly known as ringworm because it can cause a ring-shaped, red, itchy rash on the skin. Ringworm can also be referred to by its medical name, Tinea. There are many different types …

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A concussion is a mild brain injury that can cause headaches, memory loss and confusion. Concussions can cause alarming behavior but are somewhat common. A concussion typically occurs as a result of a fall or other type of accident, often during sports. If your child gets a concussion, especially during sports, it’s very important that …

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