Kids and nosebleeds: What parents need to know

Kids and nosebleeds: What parents need to knowNosebleeds are common, and often harmless, but that doesn’t make them any less alarming.

They typically occur when dry air irritates the capillaries inside the nose, causing them to break or bleed. Crusting then occurs that can itch and cause scratching leading to additional bleeding. Dry climates or heated indoor air are often to blame, but colds can also play a …Click here to continue reading

How to treat and prevent nosebleeds in children

Although it can be scary when your child gets a nosebleed, it’s usually not dangerous. In this video, I explain why nosebleeds occur and provide techniques that demonstrate:

  • How to stop your child’s actively bleeding nose
  • How to put ointment in your child’s nose to prevent nosebleeds

Since nosebleeds are common in kids, start with some of these simple techniques. If your …Click here to continue reading

Is your child’s sore throat really strep throat?

How to know the difference between a sore throat and strep throatStrep throat is a common childhood illness, but parents often are frustrated with the number of times their kids get it. It’s important to understand a few important differences, especially the difference between a sore throat and strep throat.

Not all sore throats are strep throats. Most sore throats, which often come with a runny nose, cough and hoarseness, are caused by viruses and usually clear up on their …Click here to continue reading

How to know if your child has an ear infection

How to know if your child has an ear infection

If you think your child has an ear infection, contact your pediatrician for an appointment.

Kids can get a lot of ear infections. They can be painful, uncomfortable and are especially common during cold and flu season.

An ear infection is inflammation of the middle ear, usually caused by a virus or bacteria, and happens when fluid builds up behind the eardrum and becomes infected. A child’s ears don’t drain like an adult’s ears, so kids are more likely to get …Click here to continue reading

Joining the ENT Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is like coming home

The Ear, Nose and Throat Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has expanded, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of the team.

Having worked at Children’s Hospital in several roles for the last 12 years, I’m not sure I consider myself new. But joining the ENT team at Children’s Hospital represents a new …Click here to continue reading