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Ask the Pediatrician

 Real Questions. Answers You Can Trust.


 


 

​​Dr. Jennifer Shu and her team of pediatricians and pediatric specialists answer parents' commonly asked health questions.​​


 


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With a shortage of the antibiotic amoxicillin, what if my child needs it? Is there a replacement?84990As a parent, you may be wondering what to do if your child develops a bacterial infection. If liquid amoxicillin is not available, can another antibiotic be used instead? Find out here.11/23/2022 10:54:47 PM11/23/2022 10:54:47 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{B51EB0E0-01E1-4922-BA00-513CD2C67A06}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How can I help my child who has autism spectrum disorder take part in telehealth visits?160057ask-the-pediatrician~Telehealth visits can be a helpful part of your child’s ongoing medical care. There are many ways you can make it easier for your child to participate and ensure the visit goes smoothly.11/17/2022 7:33:10 PM11/17/2022 7:33:10 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{68E247B4-CFE8-416D-8A8D-7F74877D83E2}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Can telehealth "video visits" be a good option for my child? How do they work?18848ask-the-pediatrician~In certain situations, however, video visits and other telehealth tools used within a child’s medical home can give families increased access to high-quality pediatric services.11/17/2022 7:15:58 PM11/17/2022 7:15:58 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{B60F6539-351D-4536-9FD0-1EFC44784399}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How can I protect my child from the dangers of lithium coin and button batteries?9644Learn how to keep your child safe from the dangers of lithium coin or button batteries.11/4/2022 3:55:35 PM11/4/2022 3:55:35 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{763B667B-AD27-4563-A682-127F61BF9931}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is it safe to get a flu shot if I am pregnant?79047Pregnant women should get a flu shot to avoid serious complications from influenza. Here's why it is so important to get the flu shot when you are pregnant.11/2/2022 4:11:09 PM11/2/2022 4:11:09 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{FC160C92-ABDC-4652-BCB0-AAED53F8AD05}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
What causes high blood pressure in children?24467Childhood hypertension (high blood pressure) which can cause serious health problems in the future. That's why it's important to keep it under control. Learn more here.10/25/2022 2:16:23 PM10/25/2022 2:16:23 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{0C6A5A4F-451D-4854-BD05-E4AA97A2FABD}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is there a link between childhood obesity and high blood pressure?2852910/25/2022 2:13:10 PM10/25/2022 2:13:10 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{994DB4E4-1199-4C6F-8A01-EA38A22D06FE}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is it normal to feel completely overwhelmed after having a baby?18211810/19/2022 6:51:19 PM10/19/2022 6:51:19 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{EC038516-6B3A-44D8-BC6C-C21A5B6494C5}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
What should I know about recalled baby formula?175745ask-the-pediatrician~Here's what you need to know about the recent recall of some powdered infant formula products that may be contaminated with harmful bacteria. 10/19/2022 6:50:15 PM10/19/2022 6:50:15 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{AFEB67E4-84DE-489E-BC97-D0890824D834}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Does the COVID vaccine protect kids from the omicron variant?143127COVID-19 omicron and delta variants are infecting kids, which is why everyone eligible should receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster.10/7/2022 2:56:42 PM10/7/2022 2:56:42 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{EDBE55CE-EBC9-427D-9318-1CE5983083E3}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My child is about to turn 12. Which COVID-19 vaccine should they get?133671ask-the-pediatrician~The COVID shot for children 5 years to 11 years old is a smaller dose than the vaccine for teens and adults. Here is why younger kids get a lower dose of the COVID shot and when your child can get it. 10/6/2022 4:58:45 PM10/6/2022 4:58:45 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{456DB5EE-CF0E-4FB9-B3C2-7E34F15C1046}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Does the COVID-19 vaccine cause myocarditis?15166ask-the-pediatrician~The potentially rare side effect of myocarditis pales in comparison to the potential risks of COVID-19 infection. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to talk with your pediatrician.9/26/2022 5:04:31 PM9/26/2022 5:04:31 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{9A241458-3751-497F-AB12-DD277C2DDB35}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
When can kids get the COVID vaccine or booster?90049ask-the-pediatrician~COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are recommended for eligible babies, kids and teens.9/15/2022 9:01:55 PM9/15/2022 9:01:55 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{DF150568-1493-40CF-BA9D-711965CD201C}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Do kids with developmental disabilities have a higher risk for COVID?185439If your child or teen has a developmental disability, they may be at higher risk from COVID and require additional COVID vaccine doses. Find out more about keeping kids with special needs safe.8/30/2022 8:27:18 PM8/30/2022 8:27:18 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{5F45D969-C941-4E15-BD10-D8F668373D83}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Do I have to pay to vaccinate my child for COVID?165313ask-the-pediatrician~The COVID vaccines are free for everyone who is eligible, including kids, regardless of insurance or immigration status. Learn more here.8/10/2022 3:41:50 PM8/10/2022 3:41:50 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{106AF189-1BBF-46F2-977E-AC6AF21609D7}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js

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