Shot-free Allergy Treatment Exclusively Available at Rainbow Pediatrics

shot-free allergy treatmentWhen allergies strike, everyone suffers. Especially when they occur in young children. From missed work days to missed school days, allergies can wreak havoc, often for life.

The most common symptoms of allergies in kids include chronic coughs, colds, red, watery, or itchy eyes, asthma, recurrent ear infections, eczema, chronic sinus infections, runny or congested nose, headache, feelings of restlessness, irritability, cramps and intestinal discomfort, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting  fatigue, and hives. Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is the most common illness caused by allergies, but some allergies can be life-threatening and downright scary. Read more

Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Tick-Borne Illnesses

preventing and treating tick-borne illnessesTick and other insect-borne illnesses have more than tripled, according to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 13-year study. Three ticks are found in North Carolina: the American Dog Tick, the Lone Star Tick, and the Blacklegged Tick. The Blacklegged tick, also known as the deer tick, is what spreads Lyme disease. Lyme disease accounts for 82 percent of all tick-borne diseases in the United States. Read more

Understanding Pediatric Headaches, Their Treatment and When to Seek Help

pediatric headaches and how to treat themHaving a headache, regardless of age, can be distracting and quite painful. Often they are caused by things like dehydration, allergies, sleep issues, too much screen time, or stress. However, just like adults, some kids are prone to frequent headaches or headaches that last a long time. Read more

Name that Rash: A Guide to Identifying Rashes in Kids

Bumpy, scaly, red, inflamed rashes can be scary, especially when they appear on our kids. There are many different rashes a child can develop and it can be challenging to differentiate between them. Knowing how to identify and appropriately treat a rash is important knowledge for parents to have. It is even more important to know when to seek medical advice from a pediatrician. Here are some of the most common skin rashes found in children. Read more

Eight Reasons Physicals Are Critical for Kids

eight reasons physicals are critical for kidsPhysical examinations, aka well-child exams, are known to most parents as the annual trek to the pediatrician to make sure kids are developing as expected. However, there is much more to it than that. While most parents understand the importance of having their babies seen during their first year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends a specific well-child examination schedule. This is to ensure proper development, physically, emotionally and behaviorally. Read more

Autism and Puberty: Five Things Parents Should Know

autism and parentingPuberty can be a stressful time for all adolescents, and while every child is different, it can be especially challenging for children on the autism spectrum. Here are five tips to help you navigate the challenges that come with raising an autistic child during puberty. Read more

GFCF Diet and Autism: Does it Really Help?

gfcf diet and autismThere is a lot of discussion surrounding whether or not a gluten and casein-free diet is helpful in minimizing some of autism spectrum-related symptoms. The truth is, regardless of whether your child has autism or not, the food they eat matters. Yet, is eliminating so many products from your child’s diet going to extremes? Find out here. Read more

Why You Shouldn’t Delay that School, Camp or Sports Physical

sport, school physical examAs flu season winds down, and spring break comes and goes, our minds begin to consider the upcoming school year. For parents of rising kindergarteners or children starting new schools, summer camps or sports, that means making sure physicals are completed. Read more

Safe Concussion Recovery for Kids

safeconcussionrecoveryHundreds of thousands of children and adolescents experience concussions each year. While most recover within three weeks, some do not. Read more

Pediatric Dental Myths, Debunked

Pediatric Dental Myths DebunkedTooth decay is the number one chronic infectious disease affecting children in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). It is a preventable disease that begins at home. If parents are lax about their child’s teeth, children may grow up thinking it is less of a priority. There are many misnomers when it comes to pediatric dental care. In this week’s blog, we debunk some of the more common. Read more


Rainbow Pediatrics of Fayetteville
1327 Robeson Street
Fayetteville, NC 28305
Ph: (910) 486-KIDS (5437) Fax: (910) 486-0011

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