Edna Pytlak, MD

Articles

Warding Off the Common Cold in Young Children

November 16, 2012

Dr Pytlak offers tips on what parents can do to protect the whole family from colds and flu this season with some seasoned home remedies.

Postpartum Remedies for Better Breast Milk

September 13, 2012

Functional foods for post-partum mothers include galactagogues to enhance breast feeding and teas to soothe colic.

Diarrhea: Home Remedies to Help Rehydrate and to Soothe the Gut

August 30, 2012

Prolonged diarrhea causes dehydration and cellular depletion in the gastrointestinal lumen. Sodium-rich liquids and functional foods help restore gut balance.

What Distinguishes Influenza From Other Respiratory Viruses?

April 11, 2012

High fevers; more fatigue; rapid onset of illness distinguish influenza from colds and other viral conditions. Here, more diagnostic pearls here from Dr. Pytlak's blog.

Home Remedies for Bronchitis: Maybe Your Mother Was Right?

March 15, 2012

Persistent cough and bronchitis are common, and normal, among children. Here are some home treatments I have recommended.