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Parkside Summer Safety Tips

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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Swimmer’s Ear

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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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

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

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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Night Terrors

three year old boy laying in bed with a blanket and a teddy bear looking scared

The screaming started again. This time it was coming from the bedroom across the hallway. As I jumped up to help, the nursing care plan I was working on scattered in 10 directions. My youngest brother was now sobbing, padding into the hallway in his little sleeper…sound asleep. Night after night, something similar to the

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth (HFM)

little hands from a small child outstretch, palms up. With small rid dots and a rash

You’ve probably heard of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFM) circulating around the community at one point or another and thought to yourself either “What’s that?” or “Oh no, not again!”. Whether HFM is a new term to you or there are a few questions you still have, you’ve come to the right place! What

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Constipation Station

mom playing with a baby, stretching legs into body while baby lays on a white sheet

Have you seen that movie about the constipated kid? Nope? Me either. That’s because it hasn’t come out yet! Ha! Potty humor at its best! While I’m channeling my inner middle school kid for a cheap laugh, true constipation in your child is no laughing matter. Constipation can cause pain, discomfort, and make it especially

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Adventures in Potty Training

Leaving behind diapers and wearing “big kid” pants is a huge step in the toddler years-both for the child and for their parents. Whether you are really looking forward to being done with diapers or dreading the challenge of potty training, there are a few things to keep in mind as you and your child

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