Rainbow Pediatrics
Fayetteville Office
1327 Robeson St.

(910) 486-5437
Fayetteville Office
341 S. McPherson
Church Rd
(910) 920-4428
Hope Mills Office
4469 S. Main St.

(910) 426-5430
Raeford Office
142 Paraclete Dr.

(910) 904-0404

Blog

When 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 […]

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Tick 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 […]

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Having 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.

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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 […]

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Physical 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) […]

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Puberty 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.

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There 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 […]

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As 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.

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

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Tooth 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 […]

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Getting sick is no fun. Especially when it is the flu. Especially when it is this year’s flu. The media is full of stories about flu outbreaks across the country. If you are as concerned as much of the nation about the flu, finding out how to recover quickly or help prevent it is welcome […]

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Runny noses, coughs, and sneezes are all too familiar this time of year. Then your child starts tugging their ear and crying. Their cues tell you they may have an ear infection. You call the pediatrician and ask if your child should come in for antibiotics. Their answer may surprise you. Here’s why.

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Sleep is an essential component of our body’s performance. It is food for the brain. Not only is it necessary for maintaining optimal overall health, but it also serves as a reset for our brains, which is essential to all humans, especially our small ones. In growing children, it is especially important. Nearly 79 percent […]

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Obesity is a growing problem in the US. With the average lifespan dropping once again, we must do everything we can to ensure a healthy body and mind in our growing children. As this year ends and a new begins, we consider what we can do differently or better. The most common resolution is to […]

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It is hard to imagine that the perfect little person you created can have anything wrong with them. To ensure their optimal health you take them to all of their well-child examinations with the pediatrician. You also take them to the dentist every six months for a cleaning and examination. You even start taking them […]

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You’ve heard the adage, “you are what you eat.” While eating that candy bar or bag of chips sounds good when you are hungry, the way the food makes you feel afterward is an important consideration. It is harder to change habits as we age – but it is possible. Your toddler’s brain is growing […]

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Let’s face it; most humans, even the little ones, love sweet and savory foods. It is our job as parents to teach children the benefits of eating nutritious foods from a young age and before their sweet minds are shown the “dark side” from their friends at school. Yes, brainwash those little sweeties into becoming […]

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Evan has a fever. You can tell just by looking at him. But you wonder why his temperature varies so much depending on what type of thermometer you use. Which one is accurate? Surely the highest? When your child is sick, the last thing you want to do is rely on a method that gives […]

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As parents begin flocking to the pharmacy in search of over the counter pain reliever, cough medicine and tissue for the common cold, we realize the nearness of the 2017-2018 flu season.

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He fidgets, doesn’t seem to listen, has trouble focusing, and has difficulty completing the tasks asked of him. Sound familiar? Many parents wrestle with concern over whether their child has ADHD. As one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders in children, the CDC reports that approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age have been […]

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