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Virus

Coronavirus: An Update on Children and the Vaccine

A topic that continues to stay in the news (and in our exam rooms with our Parkside families) is children and the coronavirus. Many questions are still circulating about kids and the COVID-19 vaccine and I think we all want to know more information about the population in our country who remains ineligible to receive

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Enlarged Tonsils

enlarged tonsils

Like many parts of our body, the tonsils are small organs that we don’t often think about. That is, until something goes wrong… Located on either side of the back of our throats (usually visualized as a pair of oval-shaped lumps of tissue when we ask your child to “open wide”), the tonsils act as

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Coronavirus: Celebrating Easter Safely

Easter egg basket

We are ready. We want to go to our friend’s home for an Easter brunch and not worry about who’s cup our child picked up. We want to not have the urge to spray down our kids’ Easter eggs with disinfectant before they pry them open to explore their loot. We want to attend a

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Let’s Talk About Warts

child holding frog

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

family wearing masks

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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‘Tis the Season…For Croup

coughing child

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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Did Someone Say Ear Infection?

adult examining a child's ear

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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Mumps and Measles

doctor examining child's throat

Another day, another reason clinical research and medical advancement is so important to our children’s overall health. Mumps and Measles may ring a bell to some, but thanks to highly effective vaccines, neither of these viral infections make a huge appearance in our offices. That said, both illnesses can still affect children so remaining informed

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Coronavirus: We are Here for You this Fall

Even as I type the words I can’t believe it but, as Fall approaches, our country faces the fact that we have been battling the novel coronavirus for over half a year. Like many businesses across the country—and around the world— we’ve had to adjust, come together, and assess how we can best serve our

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Coronavirus: The School Dilemma

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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