Symptoms of Childhood Eczema

April 21, 2018 § Leave a comment

 

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As owner of Collin County Pediatrics in Frisco, Texas, Dr. Jay Schwartz draws on 20 years of practice experience. In that time, Dr. Jay Schwartz has developed an in-depth knowledge of eczema and its symptoms.

Eczema is a common skin condition that can affect patients of any age. It causes areas of skin to become irritated, red, and itchy, although the rash may appear different, depending on the child’s age.

Young infants with eczema typically develop bumps on the face or scalp. It may then spread across the body and could begin to ooze.

Older babies are more likely to develop rash on the knees and elbows, where crawling may irritate the area. This can lead to the development of an infection, which manifests as crusty bumps.

Toddler eczema also can develop on the joints as well as around the mouth and eyes. Eczema on a toddler tends to appear scalier than it did in the child’s infancy, and this trend is likely to continue as the child gets older.

Eczema frequently becomes less severe as a child enters school age. Some older children still do experience eczema flare-ups, often on the elbow and knee folds. Flare-ups may become worse during puberty, when stress and hormones combine with an increased use of body care products to irritate the skin.

Eczema is treatable, often through topical corticosteroid creams. A physician can recommend an appropriate course of treatment, while also determining if there are any environmental triggers the child should avoid.

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease – Signs to Recognize

April 9, 2018 § Leave a comment

Pediatrician Dr. Jay Schwartz runs Collin County Pediatrics in Frisco, Texas. Dr. Jay Schwartz received a Vitals On Time Doctor award in 2010. He treats children of all ages for behavioral and medical issues.

A contagious viral infection, hand, foot, and mouth disease presents as painful ulcers on each side of the mouth and on the tongue. Additional symptoms can include multiple small blisters on the feet and hands, reduced appetite, a low fever, and a sore throat. The disease most prevalently affects children aged six months to four years old, and symptoms usually last three to seven days. In addition to blisters and sores, the disease can appear in a form of a rash. Toenail and fingernail loss is also common, and usually appears within two to four weeks after the condition develops.

Coxsackievirus, a type of non-polio enterovirus, commonly causes hand, foot, and mouth disease. Contacting a doctor is the most efficient way to obtain an accurate diagnosis.

Advantages of Breastfeeding and How to Get Support

April 2, 2018 Comments Off on Advantages of Breastfeeding and How to Get Support

A medical professional, Dr. Jay Schwartz attends to patients at Collin County Pediatrics, a private practice based in Frisco, Texas. He belongs as fellow to the American Academy of Pediatrics and as member to the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Pediatric Society. Before establishing his own practice, Dr. Jay Schwartz earned his doctor of medicine from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Most pediatricians now recommend that new mothers pursue breastfeeding if possible. When considering what to feed a newborn infant, parents should take into account the superiority of breast milk over options like commercial infant formula. A mother’s breast milk contains antibodies that enhance an infant’s immune system and help prevent illnesses. Further, it produces fewer allergic reactions and promotes problem-free digestion.

Mothers in the Collin County area seeking breastfeeding support can talk to a hospital lactation consultant, ask their pediatricians, or visit a local La Leche League group, class, or play date. The La Leche League holds regular meetings throughout North Texas, including in McKinney and Plano, with information posted at http://www.texaslll.org.

The Cowboys Filled Out the Defensive Roster with 2017 NFL Draft Picks

March 29, 2018 Comments Off on The Cowboys Filled Out the Defensive Roster with 2017 NFL Draft Picks

 

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A graduate of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Jay Schwartz is the founder of Collin County Pediatrics in Frisco, Texas. Away from his practice, Dr. Jay Schwartz has a variety of interests, including playing golf and following the Dallas Cowboys.

In 2016, the Dallas Cowboys achieved the second-best record in the NFL with 13 wins and three losses. Dak Prescott, a first-year quarterback, and Ezekiel Elliot, a rookie running back, led the team to the playoffs.

Given the successful run from a very young roster, many anticipated the kind of players the Dallas management would add in the 2017 draft. With strong players on the offensive side of the ball, the Cowboys demonstrated a commitment to bolstering the defensive unit.

Team leaders utilized the 28th pick overall to select Taco Charlton, a defensive end who played at the University of Michigan. In the second round, Dallas added former University of Colorado cornerback Chidobe Awuzie.

Other picks included cornerback Jourdan Lewis from Michigan, safety Xavier Woods from Lousiana Tech, and cornerback Marquez White from Florida State. The Cowboys will open the 2017 regular season with a home game against the New York Giants on September 10.