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A Blog from Your Kaiser Permanente Pediatricians in Northern California

Does My Kid Have Strep Throat? 6 Things to Understand

Does My Kid Have Strep Throat? 6 Things to Understand

I have a running joke with a good friend about how many times her children have been tested for strep throat. Many – and they’ve never actually had it! It’s fun to tease, but honestly, I get it. How’s a parent to know when a sore throat is strep throat? And isn’t it scary not to treat strep throat? Here are some of the responses to common questions I often share in my office – and with my best friends:READ MORE

Nosebleeds? Stop the Flow with These 5 Tips

Nosebleeds? Stop the Flow with These 5 Tips

There are times when doctors and parents don’t seem to understand each other. This often happens when the doctor thinks the child in front of them has what seems to be a minor condition, but to the parent it seems scarier! Once my son had pneumonia. The doctor in me knew he had an easy to treat, run of the mill case. The mom in me? I was worried about him and concerned I’d waited too long to bring him in to his doctor.READ MORE