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By KID'S HEALTH ALLIANCE
May 29, 2019
Category: Health Condition
Tags: Immunizations  

Vaccines are one of the best ways to safeguard our children from serious diseases.

As parents, we want to do whatever’s possible to prevent our children from getting sick. While we may not be able to avoid being exposed to things like the common cold or strep throat, there are ways to protect your child from serious and potentially dangerous diseases. Our Ocala, FL, pediatricians provide children of all ages with the immunizations they need to grow up healthy.

Why should every child be vaccinated?

From measles and mumps to whooping cough and polio, these are just some of the diseases that have been nearly eradicated thanks to Immunizationvaccines. Vaccines save millions of lives each year. Here are some of the benefits of keeping your child current on their vaccinations:

Protect Against Disease

This is the most obvious benefit to getting vaccinated. Young child, in particular, are susceptible to developing infections because their immune systems aren’t fully developed enough to be able to fight off certain diseases. Vaccines help your child’s body create the necessary antibodies to protect them from disease without having to get sick first.

Protect Your Community

There are some people out there that cannot get vaccinated (both children and adults) and this is another reason why people who can safely get vaccinated should, as this helps the greater good and protects susceptible people from developing potentially dangerous illnesses.

When should my child get vaccinated?

Your child will receive their first vaccination right after they are born. From there your child will need to visit their pediatrician in Ocala, FL, regularly for checkups and immunizations. We know that remembering when your child needs to get vaccinated can be confusing and we don’t expect you to know that off the top of your head. Luckily, the CDC has created a handy vaccine schedule that you can place on your fridge to remind you when your child needs to come into our office for their vaccinations.

Here at Kid’s Health Alliance in Ocala, FL, we put your child’s health first. If it’s time to schedule your child’s next vaccination with their pediatrician, call our office today for an appointment. If you have any questions or concerns about childhood vaccinations don’t hesitate to talk to us.

By KID'S HEALTH ALLIANCE
November 14, 2018
Category: Health Condition
Tags: Child's Asthma  

Does your child from asthma? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately seven million children suffer from asthma. If you have concerns about your child's health, talk to your Ocala, FL, pediatricians at Kid's Health Alliance.

More About Asthma

Child asthma symptoms range from mild to severe and parents need to know about their child's condition for safety's sake. Hypersensitivity to environmental conditions can cause lungs to swell and tighten. This chronic respiratory condition, known as asthma, causes lung spasms and inflammation that can lead to difficulty breathing.

Other symptoms of an asthma attack include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Wheezing and gasping for air
  • Coughing at night

An asthma attack can be caused by several factors, such as stress or fear. Children who play high-energy activities, or sports, need additional care because of the symptoms mentioned above. You need to manage your child's asthma symptoms by going to a doctor's office (such as our Ocala practice) and learning what irritants to avoid.

Here are some reasons doctors believe could be the cause of childhood asthma, aside from it being hereditary:

  • Sensitivity to irritants and certain air-born substances
  • Sensitivity to certain types of food (such as shellfish) can trigger asthmatic symptoms.

The question on every parent's mind is how they can treat their child's asthma. Your pediatrician’s office prescribes medicine to help relieve asthmatic symptoms.

  • Asthma medication, like inhalers, are fast relievers
  • Long-term therapies, like Sublingual Immunotherapy, boost a person’s resistance to allergens and reduce instances of asthma attacks

Consultation

Seeking help from your pediatrician is important. They'll assist and educate you on how to take care of your child's asthma. If you have any questions and need more information, call Kid's Health Alliance in Ocala, FL, at (352) 237-5400!