Ear Infection Specialist Albuquerque NM

For kids, back to school means excitement and anticipation. For parents, it means colds, flus, rashes--and back to the doctor. Come September, along with their art projects and homework assignments, kids start coming home with an array of germs that leave them--and the rest of the family-'sick, sapped, and cranky.

Jason McManigal, DO
801 Loma Vista Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

Data Provided by:
Stanley Handmaker
(505) 272-5551
3rd Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

Data Provided by:
Rebecca Mary Leonard, MD
(505) 563-6391
1100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1979

Data Provided by:
Isidora Gallagher, MD
(505) 265-7817
3410 Indian School Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1992

Data Provided by:
Dale Clark Alverson, MD
(505) 272-3967
2211 Lomas Boulevard North East,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1974

Data Provided by:
Albuquerque Pediatric Associates Limited
(505) 293-1333
8308 Constitution Place Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
 
The University of New Mexico Hescncs Center Opthlm
(505) 272-2553
2211 Lomas Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
 
DeNise Coleman
(505) 272-2345
3rd Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Data Provided by:
Dr.JOHN OGREN
(505) 841-1819
1100 Central Avenue Southeast #4b
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Benjamin Aaron Kalm, MD
(505) 830-2354
F68 3301 Monroe St NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 2003

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Keep Kids Healthy, Naturally

Provided by: 

By Jessica Downey

For kids, back to school means excitement and anticipation. For parents, it means colds, flus, rashes—and back to the doctor. Come September, along with their art projects and homework assignments, kids start coming home with an array of germs that leave them—and the rest of the family—sick, sapped, and cranky. However, there’s no need to resign yourself to a season spent at the pediatrician’s office and a medicine chest filled with prescription meds. Experts agree that using holistic, homeopathic, and alternative remedies can resolve common kid ailments. And when it comes to your kids’ health, not reaching for the big pharmaceutical guns right away makes good sense.

“People naturally want to give kids medicine if they aren’t feeling well because they want to help them get better,” says Roy Steinbock, MD, an integrative pediatrician in Boulder, Colorado. “But illness is part of life. Suppressing symptoms at all costs is not a good approach.” And while conventional medicine has plenty of merit, some treatments come with potential risks of their own and don’t even get to the root of the problem, says Lawrence Rosen, MD, a pediatrician at the Whole Child Center in Oradell, New Jersey. “Medicine used to be very ‘one-size-fits-all,’ which doesn’t treat kids most effectively,” says Rosen. “It shouldn’t be a decision between conventional or alternative treatments. The approach to helping kids feel better should really be integrative.”

Of course, many parents feel nervous going outside the generally accepted guidelines, especially when their child gets sick. So we asked pediatricians what they deem to be the safest and most effective natural solutions for the five most common ailments. Here’s what they had to say.

Ear Infections
Often signaled by fevers, tugging at the ears, and congestion, ear infections—one of the most common of all childhood complaints—can cause excruciating pain for your kids, making it difficult not to fill that prescription for antibiotics immediately.

“Most pediatricians are taught that ear infections are best treated with antibiotics,” Rosen says. But holistic practitioners and conventional pediatricians don’t agree. “We want fewer antibiotics prescribed to kids,” he says. What’s more, studies show that antibiotics don’t always work. First, many ear infections are not bacterial—and antibiotics only clear up bacterial infections. Secondly, antibiotics target bacteria indiscriminately, so they wipe out good bacteria along with the bad. And finally, growing immune systems can become dependent on the drugs, says Dana Ullman, MPH, DHM, and author of The Homeopathic Revolution (North Atlantic Books, 2007). “If you treat with antibiotics too soon in the inflammation process, your child’s body doesn’t learn to identify what has infected it. Her body then depends on the antibiotic to fight the infection for her.”

Furthermore, an ear infection—viral or bacterial—will often clear up without the aid of drugs....

Author: Jessica Downey

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...