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Posted September 8, 2015

Dear Parents & Patients of Lawrenceville Pediatrics,

Please be aware that - until further notice - our offices will remain closed on Saturdays. In the meantime, the Gwinnett locations of KidsTime Pediatrics are available to serve your Saturday urgent care needs. The Lawrenceville location will be open from 10:00AM until 5:00PM on Saturdays and from 1 PM to 7 PM on Sundays. It is located at 2695 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 200 Lawrenceville, GA 30045. Their phone number is 404-943-1979 (option 1, option 4).The Suwannee location will be open from 1 PM to 7PM on Saturdays and Sundays. It is located at 3463 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd, Suite 116, Suwanee, GA 30024. Their phone number is 404-943-1979 (option 1, option 5). 

As always, our on-call physician is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the answering service. We will re-open at our normal hours on Monday mornings.

Finally, flu season is just around the corner. Beat the rush and get your vaccination now!

Thanks so much,

Lawrenceville Pediatrics

 

Holiday Schedule 2015

  • Closed Monday, May 25  (Memorial Day)
  • Closed Friday, July 3  (Independence Day Observed)
  • Closed Saturday, July 4  (Independence Day)
  • Closed Monday, September 7 (Labor Day)
  • Open Wednesday, November 25  (9am - 1pm - Lawrenceville Office Only)
  • Closed Thursday, November 26  (Thanksgiving)
  • Closed Friday, November 27 
  • Closed Saturday, November 28
  • Open Thursday December 24 (9am-1pm Christmas Eve)
  • Closed Friday December 25  (Christmas)
  • Closed Saturday December 26
  • Open Thursday, December 31 (9am to 1pm - Lawrenceville Office Only)
  • Closed Friday, January 1, 2016  (New Years)
  • Closed Saturday January 2, 2016
  • Open Monday January 4, 2016 (Both offices)

 

About Over-the-counter cold and cough medications:

Over the last few months, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has released several statements regarding the safety of over-the-counter cold and cough medications.  Their concern has focused on two areas – safety and efficacy.  The conclusions of an expert panel convened by the FDA regarding over-the-counter cold and cough medications led the FDA to release guidelines on their use.  As a result, we are now making the following recommendations for the treatment of colds and cough.

  Under 2 years of age:

  • No cold or cough medicines at all.
  • If you have been giving your child over-the-counter cold and cough medications you should stop immediately.  These medications are not considered safe or effective.
  • We suggest using a cool mist humidifier, elevating the head of your child’s bed, nasal saline and gentle suction as necessary, extra fluids, Tylenol or Motrin (for infants over 6 months of age only).

  2 to 6 years of age:

  • No cold medications are recommended.
  • Plain Mucinex or benadryl may be given.
  • Avoid the use of multi-symptom medications such as Tylenol Cold.
  • Use a marked medication cup, syringe or measuring spoon for every medication that you give to your child.
  • We suggest using a cool mist humidifier, elevating the head of your child’s bed, nasal saline and gentle suction as necessary, extra fluids, and Tylenol or Motrin as needed.

 Over 6 years of age:

  • Benadryl, Delsym or Mucinex may be used for the cough.
  • We suggest using a cool mist humidifier, elevating the head of your child’s bed, extra fluids and Tylenol or Motrin as needed.
  • If you should decide to use over-the-counter cold and cough preparations for a child over 6 years of age, be sure to measure the medication carefully, follow the dosing directions carefully, and do not give multiple medications.

Posted July 14, 2014

We are at the peak of the Swimmer's Ear season.  Many cases can be prevented by regular use of a

commercial product such as Swim Ear, or a do-it-yourself solution made of 50% white vinegar and 50%

rubbing alcohol after your child leaves the pool for the day.  Swimmers ear can be a very painful condition so

it is best to prevent it, and not lose any precious pool time. Here is a link for ear drops to use daily to prevent

swimmers ear (Prevention of Swimmer's Ear).   Click here to read or here to hear more information from the

 AAP on Swimmer's Ear.

 

 

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