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Pediatricians Salem OR

Pediatricians are experts in the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. See below to find local pediatricians in Salem 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.

Buck Michael D MD
(503) 399-7520
875 Oak Street Southeast Suite 3010
Salem, OR
 
Tina Ciesiel Kitchin, MD
(503) 945-9795
500 Summer St NE # E10
Salem, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Joanne Marie Icovino, MD
2250 Strong Rd SE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1981

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Childhood Health Associates of Salem - Appointment
(503) 364-2181
2395 Center Street Northeast
Salem, OR
 
Mhoon J Mark MD
(503) 561-7100
875 Oak Street Southeast Suite 5030
Salem, OR
 
Fara K Etzel, MD
(503) 399-3982
2395 Center St NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1999

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Karen Ann Landers, MD
(503) 373-3787
3180 Center St NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1983

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Salem Gastroenterology Consultants PC
(503) 399-7520
875 Oak Street Southeast Suite 3010
Salem, OR
 
Dr. Ron Craig Ilg
(503) 364-2181
2395 Center St NE
Salem, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Western Neurosurgery PC
(503) 399-1386
875 Oak Street Southeast Suite 5060
Salem, OR
 
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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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