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Pediatrician offers parents advice for dealing with childhood illnesses

Jaclyn Sisskind, MDChildren are going to get colds, viruses and ear infections as they interact with other children, but following some simple practices and keeping in touch with a doctor can help families to get through it all, says Jaclyn Sisskind, MD, a pediatrician at Upstate. She advises parents to check out day care facilities before enrolling their children, to keep vaccinations current and to demonstrate proper sanitary habits, such as how to blow one‘s nose or wash one‘s hands. Additional advice includes how to deal with head lice, whooping cough, fevers and antibiotics.