Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease – Signs to Recognize

April 9, 2018 Comments Off on Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease – Signs to Recognize

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.

Selecting a Baby Formula

March 28, 2018 Comments Off on Selecting a Baby Formula

Based in Frisco, Texas, Dr. Jay Schwartz has led Collin County Pediatrics since 2007. Emphasizing patient education, a host of informational resources for parents, including extensive information on infant breast-feeding and bottle-feeding, is available at http://www.collincountypediatrics.com.

Infant formulas are made from milk-protein, soy-protein, or hydrolysate bases, with milk formulas recommended for most babies. In certain cases, such as when a baby has severe diarrhea due to acquired lactase deficiency, a switch from milk to soy formula may be recommended. Allergy to cow’s milk also affects 1–2 percent of babies, and in these cases, a switch to hydrolysate formula is recommended, since a significant proportion of babies who are allergic to milk protein are also allergic to soy protein. Approximately one-fifth of bottle-fed babies receive soy instead of milk formulas—in the majority of cases with no specific health-related rationale.

Switching a baby from one formula to another can often be counterproductive. Pediatricians advise that this approach is of negligible value in resolving issues such as spitting up and gas. Consulting with an experienced pediatric physician, such as Dr. Jay Schwartz, is highly recommended prior to any formula switch.