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Vision Care for Children

…eye exam. These children simply had trouble following directions or holding the eye still for the first test. Children without symptoms don’t need reading glasses. Sometimes, doctors prescribe unnecessary low-level reading glasses for children who fail vision screenings. These glasses are like those you buy in a drug store. They…

Antibiotics for Ear Infections in Children

…fever of 102.2 Fahrenheit or higher. Children with another condition that could make it harder to heal, including children with: A cleft palate Down syndrome An immune disorder A cochlear implant 1556819666:3 3 1 field_54b9452ab5109 DOWNLOAD PDF field_54b9468a3eb29 10241 field_54b945ebb510a field_54b94613b510b 1 field_54b944c0b5108 Antibiotics for Ear Infections in Children field_54c7a79708236…

Avoid Sleeping Pills for Children with Insomnia

…made for children. There are no prescription drugs approved in the U.S. to treat childhood insomnia. But some children are given: Antihistamines like diphenhydramine (Nytol, Sominex, Benadryl Allergy, and others, including generic versions) Hypnotic sleep aids such as zolpidem (Ambien and generic) Some doctors recommend melatonin. There has been little…

CT Scans for Children with Head Injuries

…A CT scan takes many X-rays, to create a 3D picture of the brain. But your child may not need a CT scan for a minor head injury. Here’s why: Often, CT scans aren‘t necessary. About half of children in emergency rooms with head injuries get CT scans. But one…

When Less is More in Treating Childhood Rheumatic Diseases

…pediatric rheumatology would be an important next step” explains ACR President, Audrey Uknis, MD. Adding this second list, and joining more than 50 specialty societies, the ABIM Foundation, and Consumer Reports in the third phase of this campaign, the ACR is continuing to define high-quality, high-value care for children with…

Taking Medicines Safely

…an overdose For adults, getting slightly too much of an over-the-counter medicine probably won’t cause much harm. For children, though, it’s important to give exactly the amount of medicine recommended or prescribed. Children weigh less than adults, so even a little too much medicine can be harmful. Doses for children

Antibiotics for a Sore Throat, Cough, or Runny Nose

…in your child’s room. Clean the machine every day. Cough: For children ages 1 to 5 years, try half a teaspoon of honey. Do not give honey to babies under one year—it is not safe. Try one teaspoon of honey for children 6 to 11, and two teaspoons for children

The AAO-HNSF Releases List of Common Tests and Treatments to Question as Part of the Choosing Wisely® Campaign

…clinical practice guidelines on tympanostomy tubes in children, tinnitus, adult sinusitis, tonsillectomy in children, and allergic rhinitis. The list was developed after months of careful consideration and review, using the most current evidence about management and treatment options. The AAO-HNSF’s Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee spearheaded the list development…

New Choosing Wisely Recommendations From AAPCOID and PIDS

…campaign, wants to protect hospitalized children from the effects of antibiotic resistance by providing a list of recommendations to serve as a starting point of conversation for physicians and patients. “It’s important to select the right antibiotic dose at the right time for the right duration,” said Theoklis Zaoutis, MD,…