Summer Sun Care for Babies and Children

Protect Children from too Much Sun

Wear hats, sunglasses, and protective clothing.
Use sunscreen with SPF 15+ on kids over six months; keep infants out of direct sunlight.
Limit time in the mid-day sun – the sun is most intense between 10 and 4.

(More environmental tips for children)

Sun Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Babies under 6 months:

  • The two main recommendations from the AAP to prevent sunburn are to avoid sun exposure, and to dress infants in lightweight long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and brimmed hats that shade the neck to prevent sunburn. However, when adequate clothing and shade are not available, parents can apply a minimal amount of sunscreen with at least 15 SPF (sun protection factor) to small areas, such as the infant’s face and the back of the hands. If an infant gets sunburn, apply cool compresses to the affected area.

For All Other Children:

  • The first, and best, line of defense against harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure is covering up. Stay in the shade whenever possible, and limit sun exposure during the peak intensity hours – between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Wear a hat with a three-inch brim or a bill facing forward, sunglasses (look for sunglasses that provide 97% -100% protection against both UVA and UVB rays), and clothing with a tight weave.
  • On both sunny and cloudy days use a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or greater that protects against UVA and UVB rays.
  • Be sure to apply enough sunscreen — about one ounce per sitting for a young adult.
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating.
  • Use extra caution near water and sand (and even snow!) as they reflect UV rays and may result in sunburn more quickly.

– See more at: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/pages/Sun-and-Water-Safety-Tips.aspx#sthash.nYkz91JC.dpuf

 

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ADD/ADHD Prescription – Quarterly Visits

We are getting all of our patients who pick up written scripts for ADD/ADHD monthly to be on the same schedule for their quarterly visits.

Starting 2015 all patients on controlled ADD/ADHD medications need to be evaluated in the clinic during the following months:

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If you need a refill you may request online via our EZAcces Portal,

or you may call the clinic at (512) 255-7337.

Holiday Hours

***Holiday Hours***

Friday, December 26th     –     8am – 12 Noon

Saturday, December 27th     –     8am – 12 Noon

Wednesday, December 31st     –     8am – 12 Noon

Thursday, January 1st      –     CLOSED

Friday, January 2nd     –     8am – 5pm

Flu Vaccines Are In

Quadrivalent / Preservative-Free Flu Shots and FluMist* Available

-flu SHOTS are currently out of stock  /  flu MIST available-

Call today to schedule an appointment!

(512) 255-7337

 

Flu Vaccine Information

Flu Vaccine Information Sheet

Your child must be current with their well check to receive any vaccinations, including the influenza vaccine.

FluMist* may be available for your child. Call the clinic with any questions or to set up an appointment.

Read more from the CDC website about the 2014-15 flu season here.

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*FluMist only while supplies last or unless contraindicated.

Shot Record Reminders

Please be aware that we do ask for 24 hours to prepare shot records.

We get many dozen requests for shot records every day. We do need a signed release form to release any medical records, including shot records.

You can download the form here.

Please fax it to 512-828-0451.

Make sure to indicate where you want us to send the form and we need a handwritten signature.

Thank you for your understanding!