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Caring for your child’s cold

If you or your child has recently suffered a cold, you know how frustrating this annoying viral illness can be. Below we discuss what remedies are worth trying and which are worth avoiding as we enter cold and flu season.

Nov 4th, 2019
Tips for eczema and dry skin

We see eczema flare up at this time of year due to the cooler temperatures. Read below to find out how you can help care for your child’s dry skin.

Oct 29th, 2019
What to do if you suspect a concussion

Though it does not yet feel like fall in Austin, fall sport season is here. In Texas, one of our most loved fall sports is Football. Though concussions can happen in numerous ways, we unfortunately see them most due to football injuries. Below we explain

Sep 11th, 2019
Our favorite internet resources for parents

Parents should have lots of questions about their growing child. We welcome all questions and are happy to offer advice. Though, we do have a nurse on call day and night, when a nurse call is not needed, you can turn to these websites for trusted advice.

Aug 7th, 2019
Sun Safety

Though we love being outside in our beautiful city, our summers are HOT!  It’s so important to protect our skin in the hot Texas sun.  Read more below to choose the right sun protection for you and your loved ones. 

Jul 24th, 2019
Swimmer's Ear

Austin is beautiful in the summer and we love getting outside in the water to cool off on hot days. Though swimming is a perfect summer activity, it can lead to a very painful condition called swimmer’s ear. Read below to find out more about this common!

Jun 17th, 2019
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot, and mouth is a common childhood virus that is seen in our office this time of year. Read more to find out answers to the questions we hear most often.

May 13th, 2019
Strep Throat

Strep throat is going around. Read below to find out more about this common illness.

Apr 23rd, 2019
Fever

This blog gives answers to our most commonly heard questions about fever.

Mar 20th, 2019
Bronchiolitis

Pam Dietrich, one of our wonderful AHK nurse practitioners, does a wonderful job explaining bronchiolitis and RSV so that parents can understand how to care for their child during this common respiratory illness.

Jan 31st, 2019
Influenza

This article explains the signs and symptoms of the influenza virus, complications of the flu, and offers helpful information about seasonal flu vaccines. Thank you Jen Tiller, PNP at After Hours Kids, for writing this post.

Jan 2nd, 2019
Croup

Croup is common during winter months. Below is a classic croup story and some answers to our most commonly heard questions. Thank you to Annie Croft, PNP, from After Hours Kids, for writing this post.

Dec 7th, 2018
Flu Vaccine FAQ's

Below are the answers to our most commonly asked questions about the flu vaccine.

Nov 16th, 2018
Back to School!

Important reminders about getting your kids ready to go back to school!

Aug 7th, 2018
Allergies and Asthma

Brief explanation of the importance of talking with your child's provider about allergies and asthma

Jul 20th, 2018
Car Safety!

Tips to keep your kids safe in and around cars

Apr 20th, 2018
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