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    Meet Camille Lucito!

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Camille received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Missouri Western State University in 2000 and her Master’s of Science in Nursing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2006. Camille joined Lee’s Summit Physicians Group in 2008. Camille enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and two young sons.

    A Look at Common Childhood Rashes

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Children tend to have more sensitive skin and spend time in areas like schools and daycare centers where rashes can spread quickly. This makes skin rashes one of the most common causes for pediatrician visits among kids, but fortunately these are frequently minor medical concerns that can be easily treated with the right medication. Below, you’ll get a look at some of the most frequently diagnosed childhood rashes that you may encounter as a parent.

    Eczema
    Eczema may be a chronic rash, or it can arise as the result of contact with an irritating substance like nickel or certain laundry detergents. Eczema can cause the skin to become red, itchy, and flaky, sometimes with painful blisters. The most important thing with eczema is to discourage scratching, which can spread the rash and make it worse.

    Fungal rashes
    Fungal rashes like thrush and diaper rash are often seen in areas where the skin is kept covered or is folded, creating an excess of moisture where bacteria thrive. Typically these rashes are not harmful, but they should be treated with the proper antibiotic topical cream or oral medication prescribed by a pediatrician.

    Scabies
    A scabies infection is caused by mites that burrow into the skin of the hands or feet, causing a rash on the palms or the soles of the feet. Scabies is highly contagious, and should be immediately addressed by a physician. Signs of scabies include severe itching, sores, blisters, and scabs. Left untreated, it can cause secondary bacterial infections.

    Hives
    Children with allergies may break out in hives when exposed to an allergen that may be found in the air, food, medication, or on the surface of plants. This type of rash will likely subside after a few days as long as contact with the allergen has been limited and allergy medication has been used to reduce other, more severe symptoms.

    When your child needs medical care right away for the treatment of skin rashes, you can find convenient pediatric urgent care services at Lee’s Summit Physicians, Raintree Pediatrics, or Blue Springs Pediatrics. To connect with the office closest to your home in Independence of Lee’s Summit, call 816-524-5600, 816-525-4700, or 816-554-6520 for appointments or free over-the-phone medical tips to help you care for your child. 

    Keeping Your Kids Healthy This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 9 days ago

    As a parent, there are few things more important to you than your child’s health, so this winter, be proactive in helping your kids stay healthy. Talk with your Lee’s Summit pediatrician about flu shots for your kids, as the flu can have serious complications that could result in hospitalization. Wash your hands often, and teach your kids to do the same, especially before eating and after coughing or sneezing. Studies have shown that kids who practice good hygiene miss less school than those who don’t. On cold days in Blue Springs, dress your children in layers when they go outside, and consider taking breaks to warm up during winter play sessions. Check out this infographic from the pediatricians at Lee’s Summit Physicians Group to learn more about what you can do to keep your kids healthy this winter. Please share with your friends and fellow parents!

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    Meet Dr. Phillips!

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Dr. Phillips graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine in 1995 and completed his Pediatric Residency at Duke University Medical School in 1998. Dr. Phillips Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Phillips joined the Lee’s Summit Physicians Group in 1998. Dr. Phillips enjoys running and spending time with his wife and three children.

    A Parent's Guide to Important Vaccines for Kids

    Last updated 12 days ago

    Vaccinations are essential for modern healthcare, because they help prevent some of the most serious infections that may affect children and babies, whose bodies are not able to fight off these diseases. As this video explains, vaccines have helped eradicate or significantly reduce many health problems that used to be a big concern for young patients all around the world.  

    The first vaccination a child needs will be the hepatitis B vaccine at birth. Other vaccines are given at two months old, and there is a regular schedule of vaccines and boosters that should be followed by all children through their adolescent years. When parents opt out of vaccinating their children, there is a higher chance for an outbreak of diseases that could otherwise be effectively controlled with preventive care through vaccination.

    For your child’s vaccines and all the information you need to know about these important shots, call Lee’s Summit Physicians at 816-524-5600, Raintree Pediatrics at 816-525-4700, or Blue Springs Pediatrics at 816-554-6520. Our offices provide the most convenient pediatric care from a team of skilled physicians who are often available at a moment’s notice. 

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