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Amy Allen Gosling, MD
(412) 232-7259
3055 Washington Rd
Canonsburg, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1979

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Tera N Faust
(724) 969-5025
3055 Washington Rd
Mcmurray, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Barbati Alfonso DO
(724) 941-3020
3515 Washington Road
Canonsburg, PA
 
Dr.CHRISTINE YOST
(724) 969-6970
159 Waterdam Road #220
Canonsburg, PA
Gender
F
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Banyas Jeffrey MD
(724) 942-3502
Waterdam Plaza
Canonsburg, PA
 
Gary Charles Smith
(724) 942-6499
2001 Waterdam Plaza Dr
Mc Murray, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Joel Safier
(724) 941-2747
3001 Waterdam Plaza Dr Ste 220
Mc Murray, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Bruce Hyde
(412) 380-9250
3055 Washington Rd
Canonsburg, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Ayman Molhem Arouse, MD
(412) 232-5546
2001 Waterdam Plaza Dr
Canonsburg, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tichreen, Fac Of Med, Lattakia, Syria (Univ Latakia)
Graduation Year: 1988

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Charles E Silverstein
(724) 969-6970
159 Waterdam Rd
Mc Murray, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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