Infection Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Dr. Greene discussing what to do when you find a lump

    What to do if you discover a lump

    Finding a lump on your child’s body is not necessarily a bad thing, in fact most of the time little lumps it’s a good thing: healthy lymph nodes swell when they are attacking foreign invaders. The question is how to tell if the lump is well-behaving lymph node or something more serious. With just a […]

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  • Clindamycin

    Clindamycin

    Clindamycin is strong antibiotic used to treat difficult bacterial infections in children. You might see a brand name such as Cleocin on the label. It comes as liquid or capsules, and is also available as an injection or IV antibiotic.

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  • Clarithromycin

    Clarithromycin

    Clarithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in children. You might see a brand name such as Biaxin on the label. It comes as liquid, tablets, or extended release tablets.

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  • Cefdinir

    Cefdinir

    Cefdinir is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in children. You might see a brand name such as Omnicef on the label. It belongs to the cephalosporin family of antibiotics (“cousins” to the penicillins). This antibiotic comes as strawberry and cream flavored liquid or as capsules.

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  • Ceftriaxone

    Ceftriaxone

    Ceftriaxone is a broad spectrum antibiotic that can be given by injection. It’s used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in children and is sometimes called by the brand name Rocephin. It belongs to the cephalosporin family of antibiotics (“cousins” to the penicillins). This antibiotic is only given as a shot or in […]

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  • Cefuroxime

    Cefuroxime

    Cefuroxime is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in children. You might see a brand name such as Ceftin on the label. It belongs to the cephalosporin family of antibiotics (“cousins” to the penicillins). This antibiotic comes as tutti-frutti flavored liquid or as tablets. According to the manufacturer, only 5 […]

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  • Tonsilitis

    Tonsillitis A-to-Z Guide: Overview, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

    Introduction to tonsillitis: If you look into your child’s throat, you might see what look like small, dimpled, pink golf balls on either side of the throat. These are the tonsils. The tonsils are the visible part of the immune system’s ring of protection that surrounds the back of the throat. This immune tissue stands […]

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  • Reye Syndrome

    Reye Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to Reye syndrome: Children’s aspirin used to be one of the most common medicines given to children. Today it is not recommended, and Reye syndrome is the reason why. What is Reye syndrome? Reye syndrome is a serious illness of the liver and brain. The mitochondria within the cells stop functioning properly, leading to […]

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  • Parvovirus B19

    Parvovirus B19: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to parvovirus: If anything comes to mind when parents hear the word “parvovirus,” it’s usually something to do with dogs or cats. This makes sense. Parvoviruses have long been known to be significant causes of disease in animals. But animal strains of parvovirus do not cause infections in humans and human parvovirus does not […]

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  • Diarrhea

    Diarrhea: Your A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to diarrhea: Normal baby stool can look a lot like an adult’s diarrhea stool. Healthy baby poop is often soft and runny, and (especially in the first month) quite frequent. One 2-week-old with 10 runny stools a day may be perfectly healthy, while another 4-month-old with 3 stools a day, all firmer than the […]

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