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…

Thermometers

These are examples of commonly used thermometers. Ear thermometers use infrared energy to measure body temperature. The small cone-shaped end of the thermometer is placed in the ear, and body temperature shows on the digital display. The results appear within seconds. Some models also show the corresponding oral and…