PM Pediatrics

Dr. Christina Johns
Senior Medical Advisor, PM Pediatrics

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  1. Taking the Stress out of Stitches

    I’m completely paranoid about my kids getting a cut that would require stitches. I’m not sure why, because I put in and take out stitches all the time and can see that: • While not fun, kids (even really young ones) tolerate the procedure beautifully. • Now with the new skin “superglues” sometimes you don’t […]

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  2. Smart Medicine

    A smart, snappy reader wrote to me asking if I was planning on discussing the preponderance of “prescribing unnecessary medications” given my recent entry on drug reactions. Not ever being one to shy away from opening the proverbial can of worms, LET’S DO IT. When we talk about the dispensing of antibiotic medicines responsibly we […]

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  3. A Tale of Two Immune Reactions

    Here’s a hard hitting topic right out of the gate. Allergies are weird. General statement. Did you think I was talking about seasonal allergies? I guess those are sort of weird, with all that drainage and sneezing and everything, but what I’m talking about today is allergies and reactions to medications. There’s a big range […]

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