Author Archives: Dr. Kellow

Pink eye: every parent dreads it. As you scramble to make lunches for school, pour coffee in your to-go cup, and shout one more time for your youngest to come eat breakfast, your daughter shows up in the kitchen with her usual messy hair but something else quite unusual: her eyes are

If your child has ever been diagnosed with strep throat, you know how misleading the symptoms may be. Even if your child has had strep throat more than once, each time the signs and symptoms can vary, making it hard to diagnose without making a trip to the doctor’s office. If you

As parents, it’s difficult when we know our little ones aren’t feeling well. Especially when they are too young to fully communicate with us exactly “where it hurts”. When your normally cheerful and active 3 year old starts to become lethargic and grumpy, as a parent we immediately know that something is

As school starts up again, runny noses, coughing and other common cold symptoms begin to surface through the classroom hallways and those same germs ultimately make it home. While coughing and runny noses can linger for days, stomach viruses usually erupt quickly and ferociously, making parents everywhere worry about hygiene, hydration, and

A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts by causing one or more symptoms. This is known as an allergic reaction. Foods that cause allergic reactions are called allergens. Even a tiny amount of an allergen can cause a reaction. Allergic reactions usually

Summer often means an abundance of fresh air, a more relaxed routine that includes extra sleep for little ones and sunnier dispositions. In this seasonal utopia, it’s easy to think sickness is rare and that well child care can be put off. But when it comes to vaccines, it’s always important to

In a 2009 report, CNN listed pinworm, ringworm, lice and scabies as the four “grossest kid’s health problems.” But when all the facts are laid on the table, ringworm is probably the one that ranks lowest on the gross scale, mostly because it’s not actually a worm, mite or parasitic insect. What

At a seminar hosted in early February at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, experts on the measles vaccine met with members of the media in order to make yet another case – or plea, if you will – for vaccinations. The bottom line that researchers and physicians want everyone to understand:

Puberty is an often-confusing time, both for the pubescent child and for their parents. Thanks to the hormonal influence of testosterone and estrogen, the changes that occur as a part of puberty can vary greatly for each individual child.  As pediatricians, we want to help provide you with trusted information so that

What would you think about if you heard a person had a fever, sore throat, headache, cough, and body aches?  Most people would wonder if that person traveled to West Africa or if they were exposed to somebody who has traveled to West Africa.  They might even wonder if that person cared for