Winter Viruses

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q.My four year old son seems to get sick every single week from the start of preschool until the end of May. His seven year old sister did the same thing in past years. She seems to have grown out…

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What is RSV?

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. What is RSV and why is everyone worried about it? A. Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a common cause of lower respiratory illness in babies and is particularly dangerous to preemies. It’s a winter virus and there are preventative measures for high…

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Treating Flattened Head

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. This also allows the head to change shapes easily. The campaign to put babies to sleep on their backs has lowered the rate of crib death (SIDS) but many parents are concerned because more babies are also developing flattening…

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Steroids in Children

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. My son is two. He had a bad cold and began to wheeze. We called our doctor and were told to take him to the ER. At the ER, he was given four breathing treatments. They did a chest x-ray,…

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Reducing Allergies

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. I am eight weeks pregnant and would love to know if there’s some way to minimize the chance for allergies in my new baby. My whole family has everything from hay fever to eczema and asthma. What can I do…

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Jaundice in Newborns

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. Can you give me the latest information on what the acceptable levels of jaundice are for a newborn before they need to be on bili lights? Our last doctor had our baby on the bili lights at home for levels…

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