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Pediatricians Boise ID

Pediatricians are experts in the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. See below to find local pediatricians in Boise that give access to eating disorder treatments, infectious disease control, children's growth tracking, immunizations, and common childhood ailment treatment, as well as advice and content on child development.

David W Christensen, MD
Boise, ID
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1985

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Colon Cancer Prevention Clinic
(208) 367-6369
999 North Curtis Road Suite 516
Boise, ID
 
Sterling Hugh MD
(208) 344-4391
701 East Parkcenter Boulevard
Boise, ID
 
Wurster Carl F FACS
(208) 345-6949
222 North 2nd Street Suite 111
Boise, ID
 
Ada Surgical Associates P A
(208) 378-4749
901 North Curtis Road Suite 104
Boise, ID
 
Johnston James M MD
(208) 323-2600
1075 North Curtis Road Suite 300
Boise, ID
 
Johans Timothy J Neurosurgeon
(208) 367-3500
1075 North Curtis Road Suite 200
Boise, ID
 
Conyers Julie A Md PA
(208) 947-7100
300 West Main Street Suite 100
Boise, ID
 
Richard Epes Rainey, MD
(208) 333-7850
4025 S Old Oak Ave
Boise, ID
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1986

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Boise Neurological Consultants
(208) 367-2800
999 North Curtis Road Suite 506
Boise, ID
 
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Common Infant Ailments

Common Infant Ailments

Most of the ailments your infant may experience are relatively minor, and just a normal part of growing up. In rare cases, it can be the sign of something more serious, but usually, it can be treated easily at home or by your pediatrician. Here are some common infant ailments that many new babies are susceptible to.

Constipation is a common concern for parents, but it's usually nothing to worry about. Babies often cry when they're constipated, so press on your baby's tummy to see if it's causing discomfort. A stool softener can provide relief to a constipated baby. As long as your baby is still having bowel movements the longer a baby goes without one, the larger the stool should be fairly regularly it's probably just gas or abdominal upset.

Colic is one of the most common infant ailments, and causes both parents and child distress. Colicky babies cry frequently, and are fussy for long periods of time. Colic usually starts at about six weeks, and can continue until the baby is around four months old. A colicky baby experiences discomfort that causes the body to become tense, a distended abdomen, and a look of extreme pain. Physicians still aren't sure what exactly causes colic, although it's been linked to allergies, too much milk, or even too small a hole in a bottle nipple. Unfortunately, there's no cure for colic. Parents just have to get through the few months of colic with their baby and cuddling or walking the baby might help.

Another infant ailment that affects a number of babies is jaundice. Jaundice is easily recognizable as the baby's skin and even eyes turn yellow. Although this can be alarming for new parents, jaundice is a very minor condition that will disappear after a few days of breastfeeding. Jaundice is caused by a yellow pigment called bilirubin, which the baby's liver can't filter out. Breastfeeding is the best treatment for jaundice, although in rare cases it may need to be treated with a specia...

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