8-31-11: What’s Going Around?
Full day in the office today brought many injuries. From thumbs to ankles to knees, I saw just about every injury there could be. Remember for any injury:
R = Rest, I = Ice, C = Compression, and E = Elevation. RICE. For the older kids, an aleve twice a day for seven days works great as well.
Some developmental issues came up. Stuttering was a big discussion. Stuttering is pretty common among children. It is only concerning when it lasts for more than 6 weeks. Be patient with your child; don’t try to finish their words for them; don’t tell them to relax. Allow them to have their thoughts and contact your doctor if it goes on for more than 6 weeks.
Also with lots of calls from parents about various topics. Remember that you, your child and your doctor are a team. We need to communicate and discuss options and possibilities.
Tomorrow I’m on WINK-TV’s CW 6 at 7:40 discussing two articles published today about brain development in children. See you then.