Ibuprofen a concern?

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. “I have read about a lawsuit involving ibuprofen and severe allergic reactions.  Is this a medicine which I should completely avoid for my teething baby?” A. A tough question. All medications can cause allergic reactions and we should hesitate…

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Flu Shot

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. Last winter, my five year old daughter was hit hard by the flu. While her immune system was fighting the flu, strep throat took hold and she had to take a course of antibiotics. In spite of all of the…

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Encopresis

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. My son is six years old and has been potty trained since 3.  In the last several weeks he has had many, many instances of poopy underwear that he seems to have no control over.  Someone mentioned encopresis to me,…

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Crying and Pain

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. If a baby seems like she is in distress or pain, how long do you let her cry before calling the doc? A. If a baby can’t be consoled by feeding, walking, hugging, bouncing, a warm bath with dad or mom…

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Body Temperature & Skin Color

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q.Does a newborn baby’s skin get red and mottled looking when she is cold? A.Usually the skin is pale and mottled because a cold baby constricts blood vessels to the skin to decrease blood flow and decrease heat exchange between…

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Are Walkers Safe?

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. We received a walker as a gift when our son was born. The friends who gave it to us promise that it “saved them” as there baby got to be seven or eight months old and always wanted to stand…

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Antibiotics, Viruses and Bacteria

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q.Do antibiotics ever work for viruses?  What’s the difference between viruses and bacterial illnesses? Strep throat seems to be around a lot as soon as school starts and a lot of parents and doctors seem panicked about the possible complications….

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