Give Heartburn The Heave-Ho: Tips For Easing Discomfort

I developed intense heartburn during my second pregnancy. I tried every pregnancy-safe home remedy I could find and nothing seemed to work. I was hopeful that once my daughter was born, it would improve. When it didn't, I spent a lot of time working with an internal medicine specialist and researching remedies online. I've found many different things that help in different ways. I decided to create this site to document the solutions that I've found and help others to find a way to manage their chronic heartburn as well. If you're struggling with persistent heartburn, I hope this information helps you find relief.

General Pediatrics In A Community Clinic: What To Expect

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If you need to see a pediatrician because your child is ill, but you cannot get your child in to see your regular pediatrician, consider going to a community clinic. Many doctors, including pediatricians, offer their services or intern in community clinics. If you want to know more about the kinds of pediatric services offered in a community clinic setting, the following will help.

Health Immunizations

Immunizations, from hepatitis A,B, and C, to annual flu shots, are available for your child. Hepatitis A and B shots are now standard for infants and newborns, but hepatitis C shots are not. (Community clinics frequently schedule "hep C" shot clinics throughout the year, so be sure to note the next one if you are interested in getting yourself and/or your children immunized.) Additionally all childhood immunizations are typically available, including chicken pox, polio, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), and diptheria.

Wound Care

If your child gets a cut, several scrapes, or looks like he/she needs stitches, the community center pediatrician can help with that too. A good rule of thumb to follow is that if the cut or scrape is bleeding heavily, take your child to the emergency room. If you can wrap it in a towel and wait in the waiting room at the clinic without endangering your child's health and well-being, then the wounds can be tended and stitched there.

Sprains and Strains

It is rare for children to get sprains and strains until they are older and involved in sports. However, if your child is complaining of a lot of pain and you see some swelling that needs to be addressed, take him/her to the clinic right away. The pediatrician can make sure it is just a sprain or strain rather than a broken bone (which is much more common with kids anyway).

Camp/School Physicals

Finally, if your children need physicals for camp or to attend a new school, you can get these physicals at the clinic. The pediatrician will take all of your children's vitals and check their eyesight. If anything is amiss, the pediatrician will alert you to that fact. If it is something minor, it can be treated at the clinic. If it is potentially something major, the clinic pediatrician will advise you to see your regular pediatrician with your child as soon as possible. Other minor illnesses may be detected and treated in the clinic at any time. 


22 August 2017