It’s not always easy to spot whether your child is displaying symptoms of ADHD.
While only a qualified pediatrician will be able to diagnose your child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often times the only way that a child is diagnosed in the first place is because a parent notices changes in their child’s behavior that affects their social, school and personal lives. Learn more about the common signs and symptoms of childhood ADHD and when to see our Longwood pediatricians, Dr. Jag Ambwani and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani for an evaluation.
Ask yourself this: Does my child…
- Have trouble staying focused or on task?
- Make careless mistakes?
- Jump from one activity to another usually without finishing the first activity?
- Lose or misplace items like homework, books, toys, etc?
- Interrupt conversations and have trouble waiting their turn?
- Fidget and squirm when having to sit still
- Often seem to be daydreaming or not paying attention when spoken to?
- Often forget to do things even after several reminders
- Seem easily distracted most of the time
Now tally up how many “yeses” you had. If you are noticing that your child displays many of these symptoms then it might be worth talking with our Longwood pediatricians. While many of these symptoms are also normal childhood behaviors it can be difficult to determine whether this is just something your child will grow out of or whether they may have ADHD. A good rule of thumb is, if they are dealing with these symptoms regularly and it’s impacting school performance, relationships and home life then it’s time to talk to a pediatrician.
Since ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder many people assume that children must have trouble with concentration as well as display signs of hyperactivity in order to have ADHD, but this isn’t always the case. The three most common symptoms of ADHD are inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity and while some children may display all three behaviors some children may only have trouble with inattentiveness or hyperactivity.
Longwood Pediatrics prides itself on offering the very best in pediatric medical care, and is proud to serve those in Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Maitland, and Lake Mary, FL. If you are concerned that your child may have ADHD, then give our office a call today.
It can be stressful if your child is not feeling well; however, even if this is the first time your child has gotten sick it’s important not to panic. After all, you have options. We know that it can be difficult to figure out whether to just monitor your child’s symptoms to see if they improve, or bring them in to see their pediatrician right away. Here’s when you may want to visit our pediatricians Dr. Jag Ambwani, Dr. Dolly Ubhrani and Dr. Nancy Zuker at Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL and serving the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Maitland areas.
When to Seek Pediatric Urgent Care
Our children’s doctors make it possible for kids of all ages to get the care they need to treat non-life threatening injuries and illnesses without having to make an unnecessary trip to the hospital. Our clinic offers urgent care services where patients can walk right into our office during business hours without an appointment and get treated.
We can treat a host of problems including,
- Asthma or allergies
- Ear infection
- Abdominal pain
- Tonsillitis or strep throat
- Sprains and other sports injuries
- Respiratory infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Symptoms associated with chronic health issues
- Burns and lacerations
- Abscesses and skin infections
Just as it’s important to know when to come into our office immediately for care it’s just as important to understand when you need to go to your nearest emergency room for more advanced and specialized treatment. An emergency room will be able to handle potentially life-threatening and serious conditions. It’s time to head to the ER or call 911 if,
- There is something blocking your child’s airways
- If your child’s fever is accompanied by difficulty breathing, seizures, confusion or vomiting
- They are wheezing or having trouble breathing
- Your child seems disoriented, lethargic or doesn’t respond to noise or visual stimulation
Longwood Pediatrics in Lake Mary, FL and serving the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Maitland areas, wants to make sure that your child gets the proper care they need when time is of the essence. Call our office today or just walk into our office and one of our pediatricians will provide your child with the care they require as soon as possible.
Childhood vaccinations are one of the most important defenses against a range of illnesses that can put your child's health and wellbeing at risk, from seasonal flu to the measles and mumps. In addition to protecting the individuals who are vaccinated, vaccines also provide protection for children and adults who may not be able to get vaccinated due to underlying health conditions through a concept known as herd immunity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issue guidelines (known as the Routine Vaccination Schedule) that outline the type and frequency of vaccinations that children should receive at various milestones. But every child's health and needs are different, and your pediatrician can recommend an appropriate vaccination schedule if adjustments are necessary. Dr. Jag Ambwani, Dr. Nancy Zuker, and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani offer vaccinations and comprehensive pediatric care in Longwood, FL, and serving Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maltland, FL.
Get Your Child Vaccinated
As the CDC points out, it is much easier and affordable to prevent diseases and illnesses than it is to treat them. Even common illnesses like the flu can lead to serious complications for vulnerable members of the population like infants, young children, the elderly, and anyone with underlying medical conditions. Preventable illnesses also cause children to miss school and extracurricular activities and put other children (and adults) in the home at risk.
Vaccinations protect against a number of illnesses including:
- Seasonal flu
- Whooping cough
In addition to modern diseases, vaccines have helped to eradicate deadly plague-like diseases like small pox, and save millions of lives every year. Vaccines are a safe and essential part of pediatric and early childhood healthcare.
Find a Pediatrician
For more information about childhood vaccinations and pediatric care, contact Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL, and serving the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maltland areas by calling (407) 644-9970 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ambwani, Dr. Zuker, or Dr. Ubhrani today.
Have you scheduled your child's sports physical yet? An pre-participation physical exam is a must if your son or daughter plans to participate in sports this year. Your Longwood, FL, pediatricians serving the Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Maitland, and Lake Mary, FL, areas Drs. Jag Ambwani, Nancy Zuker, and Dolly Ubhrani, offer sports physicals at Longwood Pediatrics.
Why are sports physicals needed?
Problems that could affect your child's health aren't always obvious. For example, the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma or vocal cord dysfunction may only appear when your son or daughter participates in strenuous activities. Both conditions make breathing while exercising difficult.
During your child's sports physical, the pediatrician will look for signs and symptoms that may affect your son or daughter's ability to safely participate in sports.
Although heart-related conditions probably spring to mind when you think about sports' issues, pediatricians also look for other health problems, such as high blood pressure, scoliosis and joint instabilities.
In many cases, children can play sports even if a health problem is diagnosed, although they may need special modifications. Kids who have asthma may need more frequent breaks, while sports that don't strain or hyperextend the spine may be the best option for children who have scoliosis.
During the physical, your child's Longwood, FL, pediatrician serving the Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Maitland, and Lake Mary, FL, areas will:
- Check height and weight and measure your child's blood pressure
- Examine your son or daughter's nose, throat, ears, joints, muscle, and posture
- Perform a basic vision test
- Check your child's heart and lungs
- Evaluate previous injuries
- Ask questions about health history, conditions, and diseases
The physical also offers the perfect opportunity to discuss good health habits that will help your child succeed on the playing field or court. The discussion may include tips for healthy eating, safe training routines, use of protective gear, and information on the dangers of alcohol and drugs, including performance-enhancing drugs.
Most children are cleared to play sports after a sports physical. If your child's pediatrician is concerned about an illness or injury, the problem may need to be successfully treated or managed before participation is recommended.
Sports physicals help protect your child's health. Call Your Longwood, FL, pediatrician serving Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Maitland, and Lake Mary, FL, areas , Drs. Jag Ambwani, Nancy Zuker, and Dolly Ubhrani of Longwood Pediatrics at (407) 644-9970 to schedule your child's physical.
Here are some helpful tips for treating your child’s allergy symptoms.
Childhood allergies, everything from certain foods and insect stings to pollen and pet dander can lead to a variety of unpleasant and sometimes serious symptoms in your child. If your child is dealing with allergies, our pediatricians Dr. Jag Ambwani and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani at Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL and serving the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Maitland areas can help.
While some allergies are a bit easier to pinpoint we understand that it can be more challenging to figure out what’s triggering your child’s allergy symptoms. This is why you have a children’s doctor that you can turn to in Maitland, FL, when your child displays symptoms such as sneezing, wheezing, coughing, upset stomach and itchy eyes. Here are some ways we help your child manage their symptoms.
Determine Their Allergy Triggers
This is probably one of the most important things to know if you want to protect your child from allergy attacks. While sudden changes in the weather may be to blame, there are other factors as well that can affect your child’s health. Common allergens include:
- Mold and mildew
- Dust mites
- Insect stings or bites
- Foods (nuts; shellfish; dairy)
- Pet dander
- Certain medications
We use percutaneous skin testing to determine what is causing allergy symptoms in your child. Once the allergen is determined, there are certain steps that you can take to reduce the chance of a reaction.
Limit Outdoor Activities
It’s important to check pollen levels during the day to figure out whether it’s a good idea for your child to go outside or not. While we know it isn’t always realistic to restrict them to staying inside, it’s a good idea to limit their time outdoors when pollen counts are high. Also, keep windows and doors closed on these days.
Keep Your Home Dust Mite-Free
One of the best ways to reduce dust mites is to make sure you keep your house clean. This means vacuuming and wiping down all surfaces, including carpets, furniture and even pillows. It’s very easy for carpets to trap dust and other allergens, so giving it a professional deep clean every so often can also help.
These are only some helpful tips for reducing your child’s allergy symptoms. Of course, sometimes allergy medications are needed to help control symptoms when they do arise. After all, even with the best at-home measures in place, allergens can still enter the home. Allergy shots are an effective way to manage certain allergies, such as against insect venoms or airborne allergens such as dust, pollen and animal dander.
Longwood Pediatrics wants to make sure that children of all ages get the proper medical care they need. While our office is in Longwood, FL, we provide care to the surrounding Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford and Maitland, FL, areas. If your child is having trouble getting their allergies under control then call us today at (407) 644-9970.
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