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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.​​





Can I give my 5-year-old over-the-counter cough medicine?39258ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discusses over-the-counter cough medicine and home remedies for the common cold. 3/24/2017 2:46:21 PMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 2:46:21 PMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Can infants get strep throat?32919ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) answers a question for parents about stept throat vs. sore throat.10/15/2016 10:38:44 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 10:38:44 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
When can I start giving my baby peanut butter?16855ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) addresses when to begin giving babies peanut butter.2/6/2017 8:42:42 PMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 8:42:42 PMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is a temporal or ear thermometer better for taking a 2-year-old’s temperature?32918ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) answers a question for parents about types of thermometers.10/15/2016 10:38:43 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 10:38:43 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
When should I introduce wheat into my baby’s diet?161828ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) explains why there is no evidence for waiting to introduce or limiting allergy-causing foods such as wheat or other gluten-containing grains in baby's diets.3/18/2017 10:30:37 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 10:30:37 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is a single chest x-ray too much radiation for a 3 year old?114938ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reminds parents and pediatricians to follow guidelines from the The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging.5/13/2017 10:59:46 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 10:59:46 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My daughter is extremely shy and anxious around strangers. How can I help her?2194952/17/2018 10:24:37 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 10:24:37 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Should I sneak fruits and veggies into my preschooler’s food?33464ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) answers a question for parents about sneaking fruit and vegetables into meals.10/1/2016 10:32:24 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 10:32:24 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My preschooler refuses to drink milk. What should we do?70668ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) answers a question about children who won't drink milk.11/19/2016 11:42:50 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 11:42:50 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How should I handle my child’s media use if they have autism spectrum disorder?252590ask-the-pediatrician~The AAP discusses how children with autism spectrum disorder can best use digital media.1/5/2018 6:34:14 PMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 6:34:14 PMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is it safe for my child to eat sushi?9728ask-the-pediatrician~Like any seafood, there are some safety considerations for parents to keep in mind. 10/28/2017 9:49:30 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 9:49:30 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
I am getting remarried. What is the best way to blend our families?10931ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discusses how stepfamilies can be successful and what your child experiences when you remarry.3/11/2017 11:29:36 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 11:29:36 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Do I need to keep my son home if he has pinkeye?13735ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) answers a question about pinkeye and school.8/27/2016 10:34:35 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 10:34:35 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How do I get my preschooler to let me brush her teeth?16625ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) answers a question about brushing young children's teeth.1/14/2017 11:32:30 AMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 11:32:30 AMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Why should my son get the flu shot at the pediatrician’s office vs. a retail-based pharmacy?18230ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) explains the definite advantages to immunizing your child at the pediatrician's office.1/11/2018 8:12:49 PMSTS_ListItem_PublishingPages 8:12:49 PMhtmlFalseaspx~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js

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