Susan C. Kim MD


Vital Signs in Children

What are vital signs? Vital signs include heart rate, respiration (breathing rate), blood pressure, and temperature. Knowing the ranges for vital signs for your child can help you notice problems early or relieve concerns you may have about how your child is doing. The table below includes information that can help…

Rectal Temperature

A rectal thermometer is the most accurate way to take a temperature. To take a rectal temperature: Apply a lubricant jelly or petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, on the bulb of the thermometer, so that you can insert it easily. Choose a quiet place so that the child won’t be distracted or move around too much. When…

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

What is Osgood-Schlatter disease? Osgood-Schlatter disease is a knee problem that causes pain and swelling in the shinbone (tibia) just below the kneecap (patella). This is the spot where the patellar tendon attaches to a bony mound in the knee called the tibial tubercle . Older children and teenagers often get…

Temperatura rectal

El uso de un termómetro rectal es la forma más precisa de tomar la temperatura. Para tomar la temperatura rectal: Aplique gel lubricante o vaselina, como Vaseline, en la cabeza del termómetro, para que pueda insertarlo fácilmente. Elija un lugar tranquilo, para que el niño no se distraiga o se mueva demasiado. Cuando le…

Powassan virus

Powassan virus is a disease passed to humans by infected ticks. Symptoms can begin from one week to one month after the tick bite. Many people do not develop any symptoms. Symptoms may include: Fever. Headache. Vomiting. Confusion. Weakness. Powassan virus is a rare but serious disease, and severe symptoms need to be…