New to Plattsburgh Primary Care Pediatrics!!
Fluoride Varnishing is being introduced as an additive to our annual check ups. Benefits of the treatment include prevention of cavities, strengthen teeth, and avoidance of tooth decay. While supplies last, patients will receive a brand new tooth brush!
While the sun is out let’s not forget to protect ourselves and our children from those harmful rays.
The CDC recommends these few options for sun protection:
- Wear sunscreen (15 SPF or higher)
- Wear extra clothing to protect exposed skin
- Wear a hat that protects the face, neck, ears, and head
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes
- Seek shade during the hours of 10a.m. – 4p.m.
“Reduce your chances of getting a tick-borne disease by using repellents (DEET), checking for ticks, and showering after being outdoors. If you have a tick bite followed by a fever or rash, seek medical attention.
Gardening, camping, hiking, and playing outdoors – when enjoying these activities, don't forget to take steps to prevent bites from ticks that share the outdoors. Ticks can infect humans with bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause serious illness”.
CDC recommendation on how to remove a tick:
- Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin's surface as possible.
- Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don't twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. If you are unable to remove the mouth easily with clean tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal.
- After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water.
- Dispose of a live tick by submersing it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed bag/container, wrapping it tightly in tape, or flushing it down the toilet. Never crush a tick with your fingers.
Over the last 30 years, studies have proven the earlier a child is introduced to books and reading, the greater positive impact on development. The Reach Out and Read program builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children beginning at age 6 months through 5 years. We will supply any child between these ages, who come into the office for an annual physical, a carefully selected book that is age appropriate. Our office aims to make well child visits more enjoyable for the patients with this program in effect. Please feel free to ask your medical care team any questions in regards to this valuable program.