Fevers – Myths and Care

Dr. Watson talks fevers, and Mrs. Crabapple chimes in… and even serenades him! (Plug your ears!)


Newborn Fevers

Is your child’s fever an emergency? Dr. Watson clarifies the often misunderstood topic of newborn fevers in relation to medical emergencies.  


Mission Pediatrics – Safety Seconds – Bug Bites

Bug bites, Mosquito bites may get red raised and itchy. Bees may sting. Ant bites may burn, get red and form a small blister. While bug bites can be annoying, they are rarely dangerous and usually resolve in a few days. 


Mission Pediatrics – Safety Seconds – Emergency’s

What is an emergency? When your child starts preschool they are old enough to start learning what an emergency is. Sometimes no matter what we do, emergencies and accidents happen. Children need to know what an emergency is and information to give when asked.


Mission Pediatrics – Safety Seconds – Batteries

Have you heard about button batteries? Lots of toys come with little batteries in them. These can be very dangerous if swallowed. Batteries can cause burns,  vocal cord paralysis, pneumonia and even death


Mission Pediatrics – Safety Seconds – Poisoning

Have you heard about the dangers of e-cigarettes, opiates, household cleaners or detergents? Poisoning injuries can happen to anyone. However, there are a few things you can do to help keep your home safe.


Stopping Ticks

DEET, showers, and tick checks can stop ticks. Reduce your chances of getting a tickborne disease by using repellents, checking for ticks, and showering after being outdoors. If you have a tick bite followed by a fever or rash, seek medical attention. Gardening, camping, hiking, and playing outdoors – when enjoying these activities, don’t forget to…


Pee and poop in newborns

How many wet diapers should a newborn have?

Usually 5-7 wet diapers a day and 3-4 poop diapers.
Most babies will pee or poop after feeding. If they don’t, not to worry. Some babies can go a few days without pooping and this can still be normal.