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Posted on Dec 22, 2015

All children, at some point or another, will experience a sore throat.  Many parents worry that their child’s sore throat is caused by the bacteria Streptococcus (strep throat) and will require antibiotics.  However, only 10-20% of children with a sore throat actually have strep.  If…

Posted on Nov 9, 2015

Every fall/winter we go through the same dreaded respiratory virus season.  What exactly does that mean?  For doctors it means very busy days in the office.  For patients it means lots of colds, coughs, croup, sinus infections, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and influenza to name…

Posted on Mar 27, 2012

When a child complains of a sore throat, most parents worry that it could be strep throat, initiating a visit to my office.  Parents know their children need to be seen, but don’t necessarily understand why.  “What is strep throat? Why is it treated? Is it…