Recommendations for whether to test for and treat food allergy in the setting of atopic dermatitis have changed.
Pediatricians should consider family history of atopic dermatitis (AD) in both parents to help frame the risk for their offspring.
Many treatments for warts are destructive and painful, and are more likely to cause complications than the warts. A pediatric dermatologist advises what to do—or not do—for common warts.
Children with atopic dermatitis (AD) will go to great lengths to hide their skin. Here’s how referring them to a pediatric psychologist can help them be their best self, even with AD.
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Pediatricians spend precious time talking with parents whether they’re vaccine hesitant or vaccine opposed. Yet the time pediatricians spend trying to understand and educate families who are hesitant or against vaccinating their children is important and can be effective, according to Tina Q. Tan, MD.
Mark R. Schleiss, MD, discusses the differences between parents who are vaccine hesitant and those that are outright vaccine refusers. One can be reached and the other cannot.
Most humans are not moved by data. So, when John V. Williams, MD, talks with vaccine-hesitant or opposed parents, he’ll often talk about what he has seen as a pediatrician and done as a parent.
Contemporary Pediatrics asked pediatric infectious diseases experts how community pediatricians can talk with families who are firmly against vaccinating their children or hesitant to do so. Here’s what they said.
Pediatricians play a powerful role in educating parents about vaccines’ importance and proven safety. The way they present the information can impact whether a vaccine-hesitant or opposed parent listens and ultimately approves or disapproves of childhood vaccines, according to Patricia Whitley-Williams, MD, president-elect of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and chief of the Division of Allergy. Immunology, and Infectious Diseases at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey.