Last week we discussed bronchiolitis, which is usually caused by RSV. Today I want to help you better understand croup. Croup is swelling of the upper airway caused by a virus, usually Parainfluenza. Despite the name, Parainfluenza has nothing to do with Influenza. Parainfluenza circulates in Utah any time it feels like it and makes... Read More
Many respiratory viruses circulate in the winter in Utah, passed from person to person by droplets from sneezes and coughs. They can affect the respiratory tract from the nose, down the throat and trachea, to the lungs. What is bronchiolitis? Bronchiolitis is when a virus causes inflammation of the tiniest windpipes in the lungs, called... Read More
In an earlier post, I discussed the care and management of cold symptoms, ear infections, and sinus infections. Now I will focus on the least common secondary bacterial infection seen with colds: bacterial pneumonia. What I will be discussing is a different illness with different treatment than viral pneumonia. Bacterial pneumonia is an infection caused... Read More
No one likes to gain weight. But, as a pregnant patient, you are supposed to gain weight in order for your pregnancy to be a healthy one. So, how much weight is a good weight to gain? It depends on where you start your pregnancy...