Today’s Most Interesting Question with The Doc Smitty

Today’s Most Interesting Question with The Doc Smitty

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Welcome to the Today’s Most Interesting Question with The Doc Smitty podcast, where you will hear quick answers to common pediatric questions.
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Mini Season 2: Fever - Should I alternate medicines for fever?
Should I alternate between Tylenol and Motrin for fever? Why or why not?
01:03
May 1, 2019
Mini Season 2: Fever - Should I be worried about febrile seizures?
What about febrile seizures? Won't one happen if I don't treat my child's fever?
01:08
May 1, 2019
Mini Season 2: Fever - What should I have my child seen for fever?
What other factors should you consider when determining if your child needs to be seen for fever?
00:32
May 1, 2019
Mini Season 2: Fever - Can I leave fever untreated?
When should I treat fever versus let it run it's course?
01:00
May 1, 2019
Mini Season 2: Fever - What number of fever should I worry about?
What temperature a should I go to the doctor for? ER?
01:08
May 1, 2019
Mini Season 2: Fever - What is the best way to take a temperature?
What type of thermometer should I use? Do I have to take a rectal temperature?
01:07
May 1, 2019
Mini Season 2: Fever - What is fever?
What is the definition of fever? Where does it come from?
01:11
May 1, 2019
Should I sleep train?
When should you starts sleep training? What’s the best method?
02:14
April 24, 2019
Is my child developing normally? (Part 2)
Is my child developing normally? This episodes looks at speech development milestones from birth to 4 years
01:55
April 17, 2019
Is my child developing normally? (Part 1)
Is my child developing normally? This episode looks at motor milestones from birth to about 2 years of age.
01:49
April 17, 2019
Should I have my child’s allergies tested?
What information will allergy testing give you? Is there a way to treat specific allergies?
01:51
April 3, 2019
Is my child’s ear wax a problem?
When should I worry about ear wax? When should it be removed? How do we get it out?
01:47
March 20, 2019
What does a growth chart mean?
Should you be worried if your child’s growth is only at the 10th percentile? What numbers make your too child small or too big?
02:14
March 15, 2019
Why is my child getting sick so often?
Does you child seem to be sick all the time? When should you be worried about their immune system? What are the first steps to figuring it all out?
02:00
March 6, 2019
Mini-season 1-Ears: Does my child need tubes for their ear infections?
How many ear infections is too many? When should we move forward with tubes?
01:27
February 27, 2019
Mini-season 1-Ears: What's the best antibiotic for ear infections?
When it's time to start antibiotics for your child's ear infection, which is the best one?
01:31
February 27, 2019
Mini-season 1-Ears: Who needs antibiotics for ear infections?
Do all children with ear infections need antibiotics? Not necessarily. Here's who can be watched and who needs to be treated.
01:31
February 27, 2019
Mini-season 1-Ears: Does redness mean my child's ear is infected?
Does your child really need antibiotics if the ears are just a "little bit red?" Here's some questions you can ask to make sure.
01:35
February 27, 2019
Mini-season 1-Ears: What causes ear infections?
Do you need to worry about water in their ear? Wind? Do ear infections run in families? These and other questions answered.
02:14
February 27, 2019
Mini-season 1-Ears: When should I bring my child in for an ear check?
It can be really hard to know when you should get your child's ears checked for infection...here are 5 tips.
01:50
February 27, 2019
How do I keep my child from getting the flu?
I heard a report that flu might be around until May. How do you keep your child from getting it?
01:51
February 27, 2019
When should my child take a pill? How can they practice?
What are the factors you should consider? How can you help them practice before the big day? This and other pill swallowing questions answered.
01:23
February 20, 2019
How should I decide what medication dose to give my baby for fever?
I'm pretty flexible about how your treat your baby's fever...but there's one decision I think is pretty easy...
01:20
February 13, 2019
If it's not the heart, what could it be?
In the previous episode, I discussed some of the factors that suggest your child's chest pain could be coming from their heart. But if it's not coming from the heart, here are 5 other possible causes.
01:17
February 6, 2019
Chest pain-Is it your child's heart?
Chest pain in kids is often caused by other problems than your child's heart. But it can be difficult to tell and very concerning when your child complains of pain. Today's episode will describe some of the common symptoms that might suggest your child's chest pain is coming from their heart.
00:51
January 30, 2019
What type of thermometer should I buy?
What type of thermometer should we have at the house? Digital? Pacifier? Strip? Connected bluetooth? For more information: https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/7-types-of-thermometers-and-to-what-degree-you-should-trust-them/
02:51
August 29, 2018
Should I use teething gels?
Should I use teething gels for my baby? What problems can arise by using them? What should I do for my baby when they are teething?
01:32
August 29, 2018
Is my unvaccinated family putting my child at risk?
How do you know if your child is at risk? What are the things that you need to think about? How dangerous is it? For more information read: https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/is-my-unvaccinated-family-putting-my-child-at-risk/
02:59
August 29, 2018
Newborn-How can I tell if my baby is hungry?
What cues can I use to tell if my baby is hungry? Is it too late when the baby is crying?
03:44
August 15, 2018
Does my 1 year old need whole milk?
Do they need milk at all? Can they be on 2%?
01:07
August 6, 2018
Is Miralax safe to give my child?
Have you heard that it has anti-freeze in it? Does it cause harm? Are there other options?
01:34
August 2, 2018
Newborn-What temperature should the room be?
What temperature should the house be when you bring your baby home from the hospital? How should I dress them? What about blankets?
01:04
July 30, 2018
Should my child be on a probiotic?
Are probiotics effective? Safe? What conditions do they help for? Should my child take one every day?
01:59
July 27, 2018
When should my child be seen for a nosebleed?
When should my child be seen for a nosebleed? How do I get it to stop? How many is too many?
01:15
July 25, 2018
Can my child swim with an ear infection?
How long should they stay out of the pool? Do they need to wear ear plugs?
01:22
July 19, 2018
Can my child take melatonin for sleep?
Is it safe? Does it work?
01:33
July 17, 2018
Does my child need a multi-vitamin?
Do they need to take one? Which kind is the best?
00:52
July 16, 2018
When is constipation something I should be worried about?
When is constipation more dangerous? When should a workup be done?
01:38
July 12, 2018
Does my child need toddler formula?
Is it important for their growth? Brain development? Is it recommended? More information here: https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/3-reasons-why-this-pediatrician-doesnt-recommend-toddler-formula/
01:51
June 12, 2018
Should I alternate Tylenol and Motrin?
Many doctors will recommend Tylenol and Motrin alternating for children with fever but I don't routinely, here's why: https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/4-reasons-why-this-pediatrician-doesnt-alternate-tylenol-and-motrin-for-his-kids/
01:34
June 7, 2018
What's the best cough medicine?
What is the best cough medicine to buy for my child? Do they work? Are they safe?
01:07
June 5, 2018
Is it swimmer's ear or an ear infection?
What's the difference? How can you tell? How do we treat each one?
01:21
June 3, 2018
Do amber teething necklaces work?
Do they work? Are they a choking hazard? Are they a strangulation hazard? More information here: https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/do-amber-necklaces-work/
02:49
May 29, 2018
What are the dark spots behind my child's neck?
What are the dark spots behind my child's neck? What do they mean? Are they something I should be worried about? What can I do for them?
01:14
May 25, 2018
When can my baby have a pillow?
When can my baby have a blanket? Pillow? Lovey?
01:27
May 24, 2018
Does my baby need extra water?
Do babies need extra water when it starts to get hot? When can they start to drink water? More information here: https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/the-deadly--reason-you-should-never-give-your-baby-extra-water/
01:11
May 21, 2018
Is playing with slime safe?
Is it safe for my child to play with slime? What about making it? What should I be concerned about?
01:40
May 18, 2018
Will you test my child for allergies?
Can we run the blood test for allergies? Yes, but is it a good idea? Will it get us the information we need?
02:27
May 17, 2018
How do I prevent ear infections?
Ear infections are one of the most common problems in pediatrics but is there something you can do to prevent them? More information about ear infections here: https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/7-ear-infection-myths-every-parent-should-know/
01:39
May 15, 2018
Should I be worried about dry or secondary drowning?
What is it? Is it real? Should I be worried?
02:48
May 14, 2018
Can a parent fix their child's nursemaid's elbow?
What is a nursemaid's elbow? Can a parent fix it by themselves?
01:13
May 14, 2018
What's the best sunscreen for sensitive skin?
What kind of sunscreen is best for children with sensitive skin? How should we make sure that it won't make their skin worse? Here are some great general tips about sunscreen: https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/6-sunscreen-tips-every-parent-should-know/
01:25
May 14, 2018
What symptoms are truly associated with teething?
What symptoms can we blame on teething? Fever? Rash? Diarrhea? For more information: https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/4-teething-myths-every-parent-should-know/
01:29
May 8, 2018
When should my child be seen for cough?
When should my child be seen for cough? Does it matter if they have asthma? How long is too long? Read more here: https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/4-signs-to-see-a-doctor-about-your-childs-cough/
01:32
May 3, 2018
How many ear infections before tubes?
Is there a certain number? Does the age of the child matter? Read more here: https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/7-ear-infection-myths-every-parent-should-know
03:13
May 3, 2018
How do we get rid of molluscum?
Is there something topical? What about just removing them? Can the dermatologist help?
01:27
May 2, 2018
What level of fever requires a trip to the ER?
Is it 103 or 105? For what temperature should we take out child to the ER?
01:39
April 25, 2018
Is my child's picky eating normal?
When is your child’s picky eating more than just picking? When should you ask for help?
01:58
April 24, 2018
Why do kids get more ear infections?
What makes kids get more ear infections than adults? Why does my kids get so many?
01:18
April 21, 2018
Can my baby get strep throat?
Can babies get strep throat? Should I be worried if their older sibling has it?
00:58
April 21, 2018
When should I be worried if my child falls?
When shoukd you be worried if your childs falls? When shoukd you be concerned about a broke arm or leg? What about head injuries?
02:07
April 18, 2018
Should my day care be asking my 9 mo old to give up their morning nap?
Should a day car ask mom to have her baby give up their morning nap?
01:26
April 17, 2018
How long is too long for a runny nose?
Runny noses are very common in kids. What are the causes and how long is too long?
01:00
April 13, 2018
My Baby's Goopy Eyes
On today’s most interesting question, I answer a question about babies and why their eyes get goopy.
01:32
April 11, 2018
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