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Too many treats? Here are 6 tricks to get rid of excess Halloween candy
Halloween is a favorite holiday for children. But faced with a bag full of sticky, unhealthy, cavity-causing treats, it's often the least favorite holiday for parents. Worried your little pirate or princess will bring home more treats than you want them to eat? Here...
How to treat warts at home
Warts are annoying and unsightly. Thankfully, they are not dangerous and can often be treated at home. Here is what you need to know about warts and how to treat them. What is a wart? A wart is a small growth on your skin, most often on your hands or feet. They are...
Atopic dermatitis in kids: Overview, symptoms and treatment
Atopic dermatitis occurs in an estimated 13% of children in the U.S. This skin condition, if severe, can greatly affect many aspects of your child's life. The effects include physical discomfort, social stigma, emotional distress and daily activity limitation....
6 key steps to prepare your kids for the upcoming school year
The summer vacation is almost over. It is time to usher your kids to a new school year. Many kids look forward to summer breaks, but they aren't ready to let go once the school year begins. The sudden transition from break to school can feel jarring if they aren’t...
How to effectively set limits for your child
Children need to understand expectations and follow guidelines to grow into responsible adults. Many parents find it challenging to effectively set limits for their children, so our experts at Bard & Didriksen Pediatrics have created this helpful guide. Why it’s...
How to prevent, identify and treat swimmer’s ear in children
Swimmer's ear, an infection of the ear canal, is caused primarily by water-borne germs. There are a variety of factors that can cause and worsen ear infections. Thankfully, there are a number of methods to treat swimmer's ear safely, naturally and effectively....
Poison ivy treatment and prevention for kids
What is poison ivy? Poison ivy is a common allergic reaction that can cause a skin rash. The oil from the plant causes the rash, which usually appears within three days of contact and can present as red streaks, small bumps or blisters that can break open and ooze. A...
Hydration and heat stroke: How to keep kids safe this summer
Most children look forward to the summer months when they can finally spend time outside enjoying their favorite activities such as playing Frisbee at the park or participating in outdoor athletic activities. During the late summer months, as school approaches, many...
How to implement a gentle parenting style
Raising a child isn't easy, and there is no one-size-fits-all parenting style for every family. It is very much a trial and error endeavor where parents and children alike learn what works best for them as they navigate daily life. Gentle parenting is one style of...
How to protect your kids this tick season
As we get closer to the start of summer, tick season is in full swing in Illinois. From April to June each year it is important to take precautions to avoid tick bites when spending time outdoors. These small bugs carry a variety of illnesses, such as Lyme disease,...
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