Posts for: October, 2016

By Lockman & Lubell Pediatric Associates
October 05, 2016
Tags: Nose Bleeds  

While nosebleeds can be scary for a child, they are rarely a cause for alarm. Nosebleeds are typically common in children ages 3 to 10 years, and will often stop on their own with safe treatment at home.  Our pediatrician is available to provide you with tips on how to properly stop a nosebleed.

If your child experiences a nosebleed, it is important to do the following to stop the bleeding:

  • Remain calm and reassure your child.
  • Gently pinch the soft part of the nose with a tissue or clean washcloth.
  • Keep pressure on the nose for about 10 minutes.
  • Do not have your child lean back, as this may cause blood to flow down the back of the throat.
  • Have your child relax after a nosebleed.
  • Discourage nose blowing, picking or rubbing, and any rough play.

If your child experiences frequent nosebleeds, contact your pediatrician for further diagnosis and treatment options.

October 05, 2016
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

Hello wonderful patients! It is Flu Vaccine season. As many of you are aware the live intranasal vaccine (Flumist) is not recommended for use this season by the CDC (see link below).

Fortunately, we are fully stocked with the Quadrivalent Vaccine (the flu shot) which is recommended. Please call ASAP for an appointment- note that there is no copay associated with getting a flu vaccine, and we have Flu Clinics set up days/weekends and evenings for your convenience. We hope that everyone's school year has started off great and would like to keep you healthy by protecting you against Influenza. See ya soon.