Dr. Allison Golnik
Ask the Pediatrician
Q: We all have colds (again). How can we keep our household from being constantly ill?A: Viral upper respiratory illnesses (colds) are par for the course here in Minnesota. Your child starts to sniffle, and before you know it, the whole family is sick. Most “colds” start with nasal congestion and a sore throat and then move into a cough that can last for a few weeks. Fevers, defined as higher than 100.4 degrees, typically occur during the first one to three days of the cold. If a... more
11 tips for curing constipation
Q: Help! I think my child is seriously constipated!A: Constipation is more frequent in kids than most of us think, and it comes in many forms — infrequent hard stools, but also large stools, intermittent abdominal pain and even urination and bedwetting problems. If you’re not sure if your child is suffering from constipation, check... more