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Julia Case Lindyberg, MD
PO Box 23089
Savannah, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med, MacOn Ga 31207
Graduation Year: 2001

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Cobb Michael L PHYS
(912) 355-3642
5354 Reynolds Street
Savannah, GA
 
Coastal Respiratory Associates - Pulmonary Disease
(912) 352-4777
5354 Reynolds Street Suite 318
Savannah, GA
 
Bernard M Portman
(912) 354-5814
5102 Paulsen St
Savannah, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Lafranchise E Frank MD
(912) 355-1010
4 Jackson Boulevard
Savannah, GA
 
Dr. Douglas James Marira
(912) 692-1181
5354 Reynolds Street
Savannah, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dye Rachelle Pa-C
(912) 354-9447
519 Stephenson Avenue
Savannah, GA
 
Howington Jay U MD
(912) 355-1010
4 Jackson Boulevard
Savannah, GA
 
Dr. Ijeoma Nwakaego Agomuoh
(815) 758-5100
4920 Paulsen St
Savannah, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Endoscopy Center of Coastal Georgia LLC
(912) 354-9447
519 Stephenson Avenue
Savannah, GA
 
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Tips for Treating Your Child's Scrapes, Splinters and Stings

by Kelsey Anderson

(FeatureSource) The pleasures of summer often bring with them small dangers or injuries, especially if you have children. Whether you're dealing with a scraped knee, a sliver in a finger or an insect bite, prepared parents can react to problems quickly and calmly.

"Even the most carefully reared and watched child will sometimes get hurt or sick," says Vicki Lansky, author of "Practical Parenting Tips" (Meadowbrook Press). "Knowing how to handle minor accidents give parents a sense of control."

Lansky advises that careful attention is the best treatment for any injury, especially insect bites. If a bee stings your child for the first time, watch for signs of an allergic reaction. These may include difficulty breathing, faintness or swelling around the eyes, mouth, tongue or penis. If these symptoms develop, call 911.

Lansky reminds parents that remaining calm during a crisis will help your child remain calm. Teach your child to express feelings of pain, but there's also a time to regain control.

She shares these tips for handling the bumps on the road or knee:

Scrapes

Freeze several small water-filled balloons that can be wrapped in a towel and applied to scrapes, bumps or bites. If you add rubbing alcohol to the water before freezing, the ice pack will be malleable.

Cover a scraped knee or elbow with the cutoff top of a sock. This will give extra protection to the bandage underneath while allowing for movement and play. A terry cloth wristband also works well.

Apply medicine on the gauze pad (not the sore) when it's necessary to apply something that stings.

Splinters

Soak a splintered finger in warm water with antibacterial soap. Once the skin is softened, it will be easier to remove the sliver.

Ask your child to look the other way and sing a song, count or recite something while you gently prod the splinter with a sterile needle.

If you can't get a splinter out, leave it alone. Most splinters eventually work themselves to the surface. (See a doctor if one does not.)

Stings

Immediately apply a paste of baking soda and water to a bee sting reduces pain and welling.

Draw a bath containing baking soda or laundry starch and ask your itchy child to soak. Or go to the beach just for the sake of the cool, soothing water.

Apply white vinegar to bites in order to neutralize the sting of fire ants.

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