It’s time for kids to go back to school. As the pandemic has shown us, kids do their best learning and social development in person. The great news is, a few common-sense measures can help keep our schools safe this year. We can take steps to limit the spread of illnesses like COVID-19 and give our kids a chance to be kids again—just with a few extra precautions. If you’re preparing to send a child or teen back to school in 2021, here are a few things to keep in mind about COVID-19.
When a child wakes up with a crusty eye, many parents worry about pink eye and call their pediatrician immediately for antibiotics. Unfortunately, diagnosing pink eye is a little more complicated and typically requires a physical exam in your pediatrician’s office. The good news is, it’s not always pink eye. Here I’ll outline some helpful information to help parents decide when crusty eyes need evaluation and what to do if you think your child does have pink eye.