Did you know that among the most effective ways to safeguard your children's health is through recommended vaccinations? Under the expert care of our pediatricians, Dr. Dolly Ubhrani and Dr. Jag Ambwani, here at Longwood Pediatrics in Lake Mary, FL, we offer vaccines to ensure that your child will be protected from various preventable diseases. With this in mind, below are some vaccine facts that highlight how crucial they are for you and your family.
Vaccines are Extremely Effective and Safe
Did you know that vaccines are only made available to the public after they have gone a thorough and extensive review by doctors, scientists, and relevant healthcare professionals? While, vaccines, in some cases, can cause minor fevers and discomfort at the injection site, this is nothing compared to the trauma and pain of the various diseases that these vaccines are capable of preventing. More importantly, the preventive benefits that vaccines provide outweigh the potential side effects.
Vaccinations Could Save The Life of Your Child
Certain diseases that once took the lives of thousands of people have now been successfully eliminated (while others are close to being eliminated) mainly because of effective and safe vaccines. An excellent example of this is polio. What was once considered the most dangerous and frightening disease in the U.S, has now largely been eliminated thanks to the polio vaccine.
Vaccines Can Protect Others Who Can’t Receive Vaccines
It’s unfortunate that some kids can sill contract diseases preventable by vaccines. Some kids might be too young, while others might not be ideal candidates for immunizations because of severe allergies or compromised immune systems due to leukemia. To help ensure the safety of these kids, it’s vital that your kids get timely and complete vaccines from your pediatrician in Lake Mary, FL. This way, besides safeguarding your family, you also help prevent the possibility of spreading these diseases.
Vaccinations also Safeguard Future Generations
Immunizations have minimized, and even eliminated (in certain cases), plenty of diseases such as smallpox that severely disabled or killed many people a couple of generations past. Children these days don’t need to get the smallpox vaccine since it has been completely eradicated. This means that continuing to vaccinate children will help ensure that the future generation won’t have to worry about certain diseases because they won’t exist anymore.
Need More Information on Vaccines?
Arrange an appointment with your pediatricians, Dr. Dolly Ubhrani and Dr. Jag Ambwani here at Longwood Pediatrics in Lake Mary, FL, by dialing (407) 644-9970 today.
How your pediatricians can help if your child has asthma.
Asthma signs and symptoms can be more dramatic in children because a child’s airways are smaller, so symptoms can be more severe. Your pediatrician can help your child feel better. The pediatricians at Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, Florida Dr. Jag Ambwani and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani offer comprehensive care for children, including asthma treatment. They proudly serve residents of Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland.
It’s common for children to have allergies which can bring on asthma symptoms. Exposure to common allergens like plant or flower pollens, pet dander, dust, and mold can bring on a variety of asthma signs and symptoms like these:
- Wheezing and severe coughing
- Breathing problems
- Chronic bronchitis
- A tightness in the chest
Infants and toddlers can’t tell you what’s wrong, so be on the lookout for signs and symptoms like these:
- Slow feeding
- Breathing difficulties while feeding
- Less running or playing due to breathing problems
- Tiring quickly or coughing while active
- Colds and other viruses lasting longer than usual
Asthma can also result in a life-threatening situation, so seek out emergency treatment immediately if your child is:
- Gasping for air or having severe trouble breathing
- Not speaking due to difficulty breathing
If you believe your child may be suffering from asthma, your pediatrician may recommend:
- Testing lung function with spirometry, peak flow measurement, and nitric oxide
- Using rescue inhalers for short-term relief
- Taking asthma medications for long-term relief
- Treating underlying allergies with sublingual immunotherapy and other medications
You should also monitor your child’s environment and keep your child away from cigarette or cigar smoke and allergy triggers.
Your pediatrician can help you and your child feel better about dealing with asthma. To find out more about asthma causes, symptoms, and treatments, call the pediatricians at Longwood Pediatrics at (407) 644-9970, in Longwood, Florida, serving residents of Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland, Florida. Call today.
Does your child have allergies? An allergy involves an overreaction by the immune system, often to harmless substances such as pollen. The more you know about allergies—the causes, symptoms, and treatment options—the more prepared you will be to help your child. Led by Dr. Jag Ambwani, Dr. Dolly Ubhrani, and Dr. Nancy Zuker, Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL and serving the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Maitland areas, offers a range of treatments for allergies.
1. Allergy Medication: Our Lake Mary FL Pediatrician may recommend medication to treat your child's symptoms. Several types of drugs are used to treat allergies. Allergy medications are available as eyedrops, liquids, pills, inhalers, and nasal sprays. They help ease and treat symptoms like a runny nose and congestion.
2. Allergy Injections: Immunotherapy, or allergy shots, are used to treat allergies. Immunotherapy involves injecting small and increasing amounts of allergens over regular intervals. Allergy shots help your child's body get used to the substance that causes an allergic reaction. They decrease sensitivity to allergens and often lead to lasting relief of allergy symptoms even after treatment is stopped.
3. Oral Immunotherapy: We may recommend oral immunotherapy to prevent allergy symptoms. Oral immunotherapy involves the regular administration of small amounts of an allergen by mouth. Oral immunotherapy gets your child's body used to an allergen so it doesn't cause a reaction. Oral immunotherapy works the same way that allergy injections do, except it doesn't require shots.
4. Nasal Rinses: Nasal rinses clean mucus from the nose and can ease symptoms there. Using a nasal rinse once daily can help clean bacteria from your child's nasal passages, curb postnasal drip, and wash out allergens that have been inhaled. After the patient's symptoms are gone, using a nasal rinse a few times a week should be enough to keep them symptom-free.
5. Emergency epinephrine. Epinephrine injection is used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions caused by medicines, food, insect stings or bites, latex, and other causes. Epinephrine works to reverse the life-threatening symptoms. Children with severe allergies may need to carry an emergency epinephrine auto-injector with them at all times. An epinephrine injection will reduce their symptoms until they get emergency medical treatment.
For some children with allergies, life can be difficult. Don't delay- call Longwood Pediatrics at 407-644-9970 to schedule an appointment for your child. We proudly serve the Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Maitland, and Lake Mary, FL areas. Our treatments will help relieve your child's symptoms.
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.
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