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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Beyond Pills- Treating Winter Illnesses

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. I understand the difference between viruses (not killable with antibiotics) and bacteria (susceptible to being killed by many antibiotics), but what else can be done to prevent or treat these routine winter illnesses.  I want to try to keep my  preschooler…

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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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