- Head lice/ Sklice co-pay coupon
- Should you give tylenol before the shots? / vaccine reaction discussion
- HAND FOOT MOUTH (and butt) VIRUS
- The Poop series: Chapter #1 Baby poop
- Skin fold irritations
- Nurse Judy' Blog
- Strep Throat
- Tips for giving medication
- What to expect from the 2016/17 flu vaccine
- Pinworms (ugh)
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Nurse Judy' Blog
If you are visiting this site for the first time,welcome to my blog.
At my job I answer questions about a huge variety of topics.
I combine 30 years of of being a pediatric nurse, my experience of raising children of my own,
a leaning towards taking advantage of natural remedies and an extra large dose of common sense.
These postings are my approach to dealing with a myriad of topics. I hope you find them useful.
I am happy to get comments or requests on topics that you would like me to address.
I often comment that if you pick a topic, any topic and ask 10 people a question you can get 20 different answers and opinions. This can be especially confusing and overwhelming to parents who are trying to figure out the best way to handle a variety of parenting issues.
I council that you should gather all of the various suggestions, sift through them and then figure out what instinctively feels right to you. If you try something and it doesn't work, learn the lesson, go back to the well and try one of the other choices.
If you have a partner it is a wise idea to have open discussions and find the approach that you can both agree with. (This sounds sensible, but often the individuals come from such different parenting styles themselves that it is a bit of work finding common ground)
During the course of my job as an advice nurse, there are some questions that we get fairly constantly.
I have found it useful to refer my patients to the blog posts for a basic overview. If you are one of my NVP patients and you have follow up questions or want to discuss the specifics of what is going on with your child, feel free to call. Let me know that you have already read the post.
Click on the right for a menu of the past topics. You need to click on each month for a full menu of all the posts. (I haven't figured out a way to have all the topics showing, If someone out there knows a secret please share it!)
The ten most popular posts will be up on top.
(It cracks me up that my head lice post is by FAR the most popular)
Now that there are more than 25 topics, you also have to click the arrows on the top right to access a complete list of all the posts.
You can also do a search up in the upper left corner, for instance if you put in lice, up will pop the head lice post. Of course, some words will show up in multiple posts.
At the bottom here I have a list of post as of March 2014
I also hold classes for parents...more info on those can be found at www.nursejudy.com
Classes are not limited to Noe Valley Pediatrics families.
If you would like to be added to my weekly email list, just send me an email to email@example.com and I will be happy to add you.
I hope you find these posts helpful.
Tylenol Dosing Chart
Keep a journal
Tummy bugs 101
Poop #2 along comes solid foods
Blocked tear ducts
tips for giving medications
Hand Foot Mouth virus
How much sugar is too much ( Nurse Jen)
How loud is too loud?
Hepatitis B vaccine
Tylenol before vaccines?
Basic butt care/ diaper rash
Dealing with colds and congestion ( Update 9/14)
Medicine cabinet guide
Nurse Jen book review
Nurse Charity on biting
RSV (updated 12/14)
dealing with fevers
Vick vaporub on your feet?
Creative and inexpensive activities to do with your child
Skin fold irritations
Empower your child
When is your child contagious? (update 3/15)
Measles (update 2/15)
Pertussis (please see the April 2015 post)
tick bite update
Charity on warm weather nursing
your child's hearing update
Conjunctivitis ( please see the March 2015 post)
Cutting your baby's nails
Your baby's weight/growth chart
Pie Theory/ finding balance (updated Feb 2015)
Things that get stuck in orifices
Nurse Jen blogs on how words matter
Things that get put in the mouth (not food)
Is it a Urinary Tract infection?
Thrush (Nurse Charity)
dental Care (Nurse Jen)
West Nile virus
2014/15 Flu update
Hep B/your first vaccination opportunity
Pacifiers: Friend or foe
Tech time: how much is too much
Keeping play dates safe (Nurse Jen)
what's in your medicine cabinet and getting rid of expired meds
Halloween Safety tips
Poisonous plant guide
Food Safety Guidelines
Holiday Safety tips
Alternative Allergy treatments
When can you take your infant out into the germy world
Updated Dosage chart
Keeping a journal
Measles outbreak 2015
Is your child contagious ( updated)
Ear infections ( cell scope promo code)
More on Measles
Charity blogs about nipple wounds
Breast pumps (Nurse Charity)
Healthy weight (Kurbo ap promo code)
Pertussis/ Whooping cough updated
Tick bites (updated)
Swimming with your baby
Sleep tidbits part 1 infant
Sleep tidbits toddler/ shifting naps
Sleep tidbits leaving the crib behind
chickenpox/shingles exposure guide
travel tips (updated)
4th of July safety tips
Car seat guide (updated)
School immunization requirements
Constipation ( update)
Flu vaccine 2015/16 season
tummy bugs (update)
Vitamind D (update)
Dentist list (update)
West Nile virus ( update)
Halloween safety tips (update)
Food safety tips (update)
The power of story telling
Holiday safety tips (update)
The best present is your presence ( update)
Slap cheek ( update)
Head injury (update)
talking to your kids about sex
Vicks vaporub on the feet (update)
The back to work transition
Super Lice (update)
Tick bites (update)
Probiotics (Nurse Jen)
Urgent Care options
Night Terrors (update)
kids and pets (update)
Ear infections (update)
motion sickness (update)
Fathers Day post ( Mr Nurse Judy)
Talking to your kids about horrible headlines
July 4th safety (update)
Travel tips (update)
car seats (updated)
School vaccination requirements 2016
They put what in their mouth? (update)
Flu vaccine for the 2016/17 season
pinworms ( update)
Cutting your baby's nails (update)
Achieving a healthy weight (update)
Teething ( update)
Dealing with habits
Halloween safety ( update)
taking your baby out into this germy world ( update)
story telling ( update)
Essential equipment (update)
When is your child contagious? (update)
Holiday safety checklist (update)
What is in your medicine cabinet? (update)
Keep a journal (update)
The Dentist issue (update)
Speech milestones/speech therapy resources (update)
alternative allergy solutions (update)
Tips for giving Medicine
Posted by Nurse Judy at 2:57 PM