Dr. Sanghavi: Importance to Have Kids Checked for High Fevers

Dr. Sanghavi

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common serious bacterial infections in young children. Because babies can’t verbalize what’s bothering them, these infections can be easily missed. In a recent Parents magazine article, Darshak Sanghavi, MD, pediatric cardiology, shares that when left untreated, a UTI can become extremely dangerous. That’s why it is so important for parents to take their children to the hospital when they have a high fever. He said, “This is why it’s key to get your child’s urine checked when she has a fever, even if she seems to have an ear infection or another ailment that might cause the fever. It’s always best to be sure.” Read story.

Too Many Vaccines? Advantages of Multiple Vaccinations?

Do you get nervous when your child is due to receive a number of vaccines at one visit? In this video, Christina Hermos, MD, infectious disease physician at the Children’s Medical Center, explains the benefits of giving a child multiple vaccines at one time, and why a fever after receiving vaccinations is not only normal, but a good sign that the vaccine is working.