Latest Children's Health Questions
QuestionsHow Long Does Sunscreen Last?
My son is in school all day, then jumps into a car to travel to an outdoor swim practice. He has about five minutes to get ready. If we apply sunscreen in the morning, is it still effective eight hours later? What sunscreens are best for his situation?
QuestionsWhat Age for Pneumonia Vaccine?
At what age should I have a pneumonia vaccination? Thank you!
QuestionsLactose Intolerant Child?
My child was diagnosed with lactose intolerance. Dairy makes her sick but she can eat lactose-free dairy products without issue. Is there something else that should be explored, or is my child a rare one year old with true lactose intolerance?
QuestionsConcussions in Children and Teens
I'm concerned about my child getting a concussion while taking part in organized athletics. What can I do?
QuestionsTreating Swimmer's Ear
What is "swimmer's ear" and what is the best way to deal with it?
QuestionsWhat is a Nurse Practitioner?
My ob-gyn doctor's office recently added a nurse practitioner. Can you tell me more about their qualifications and what they do?
QuestionsToddler Only Wants Cereal
My 2 1/2 year old was once a great eater, but now wants to eat only cereal - plain Cheerios to be exact. He won't eat any dinner but complains he's hungry before bed, so I let him have some cereal. How do I break the cycle?
QuestionsCircumcise an Older Child?
I chose not to circumcise my son. Now the AAP issued a policy statement that actively endorses circumcision. While my son is only two years old, I worry that I made the wrong decision. Should I have him circumcised now?
QuestionsWhat is Precocious Puberty?
My six-year-old niece began to smell strongly of B.O. My sister-in-law mentioned this to their pediatrician who then diagnosed my niece with "precocious puberty." What are the causes and long term affects of this condition?
QuestionsLow-Carb Diet for Children?
With all this talk about carbs being the enemy, is a low-carb diet appropriate for children?