Ear Infection Specialist Morrison CO

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.

Dr. Mark Stuart Brown
Morrison, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Lawrence Stuart Waldman
Morrison, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Melvin Harold Weiner, MD
(303) 791-9999
8340 S Sangre De Cristo R
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1967

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Manuel R Lorenzo
(303) 743-5855
7600 Shaffer Pkwy
Littleton, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Marissa S Mc Donnell
(303) 791-9999
8340 S Sangre De Cristo Rd Ste 106
Littleton, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Lawrence Stuart Waldman, MD
(303) 697-3054
PO Box 900
Morrison, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1968

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Cordova Julie R Pediatrics
(303) 979-1234
8340 Sangre De Cristo Road
Littleton, CO
 
Julie R Becker Cordova, MD
8340 Sangre de Cristo Rd
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr. Sharisse Marie Arnold
(720) 922-3260
1 Marsh Hawk Ln
Littleton, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Marissa S Mc Donnell, MD
(303) 791-9999
8340 S Sangre De Cristo Rd Ste 106
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1993

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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

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