Items Tagged ‘tonsils’

Planning ahead for your child's surgery this summer

May 11, 2018

Planning ahead for your child’s surgery this summer

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

To minimize missing school days, many kids get their elective surgery done over the summer vacation. But surgery and recovery can also mean missing out on summer fun. Knowing what to expect can help parents and kids plan ahead. Here are tips from two surgeons who perform some common types of pediatric surgeries that often […]

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Tags: ACL injury, adenoid, Dr. Anthony Scaduto, Dr. Nina Shapiro, ear, ear tubes, nose, orthopedic surgery, pediatric surgery, scoliosis, summer surgery, throat surgery

Codeine isn't safe for kids. Here's how doctors can ease pain instead

December 7, 2017

Codeine isn’t safe for kids. Here’s how doctors can ease pain instead

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Five years ago the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared codeine unsafe for treating post-surgical pain in children, such as surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids. But years later, some doctors still prescribe codeine for children, a potentially dangerous practice, says Dr. Nina Shapiro, director of pediatric otolaryngology at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Codeine […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, codeine, Dr. Nina Shapiro, ibuprofen, oxycodone, pain, pain management, pain medication, tonsillectomy, tonsils

Understanding sleep apnea in children

May 13, 2017

Understanding sleep apnea in children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Does your child snore loudly and frequently, sleep in unusual positions and have problems paying attention in school? If so, you may want to talk to your pediatrician about sleep apnea. This condition is caused by a partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway that briefly stops breathing during sleep, interrupting your child’s rest. […]

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Tags: adenoids, asthma, childhood obesity, children snoring, exercise, gastroesophageal reflux disease, healthy diet, mouth guard, peds pulmonology, polysomnogram, sleep apnea, sleep apnea in children