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Take Your Pediatrician with You: Keeping Your Child Healthy at Home and on the Road
     

Take Your Pediatrician with You: Keeping Your Child Healthy at Home and on the Road

by Christopher S. Ryder
 

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It's three o'clock in the morning and your child is screaming in pain. To make matters worse, you and your family are vacationing in a strange city. What should you do? Call the front desk? Your family pediatrician? An ambulance?

From in-flight earaches to strep throat, from poison ivy to insect bites, illness and injury are common and unwelcome traveling

Overview

It's three o'clock in the morning and your child is screaming in pain. To make matters worse, you and your family are vacationing in a strange city. What should you do? Call the front desk? Your family pediatrician? An ambulance?

From in-flight earaches to strep throat, from poison ivy to insect bites, illness and injury are common and unwelcome traveling companions. You need to know when to treat your child yourself and when to seek professional medical care. This compact handbook tells you how to decide and then puts crucial information for preventing and treating acute childhood illnesses and injuries at your fingertips.

In Take Your Pediatrician with You, Dr. Christopher Ryder offers expert advice on keeping children safe and healthy at home and on the road. He includes detailed instructions for creating a children's medical care kit to use at home or while traveling. Also included are descriptions of common childhood illnesses and summer woes; travel tips; accident prevention; and guidelines for emergency care. A chapter on international adoption guides parents through the process of bringing a child home safely.

As well as a reassuring travel companion, this valuable resource will become the "turn-to" guide at home and in childcare centers.

Editorial Reviews

Family
A handy resource for home or on the road.

Journal of Travel Medicine
A unique publication of its type... a genuine resource book of helpful information for those traveling with children... Provides travelers with good explanations and practical tips on how to manage common health problems faced by the traveler.

— Peter A. Leggatt, MD, PhD

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
His advice to parents is practical, sensible and easy for parents to understand.

Washington Post
The well-indexed, accessibly written little handbook covers ailments from traveler's diarrhea to malaria... His first-aid tips are just as rich.

— Susan Morse

Times Union
Well-indexed, accessibly written little handbook.

— Susan Morse

Journal of Travel Medicine - Peter A. Leggatt
A unique publication of its type... a genuine resource book of helpful information for those traveling with children... Provides travelers with good explanations and practical tips on how to manage common health problems faced by the traveler.

Washington Post - Susan Morse
Well-indexed, accessibly written little handbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801886010
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/13/2007
Series:
A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.26(d)

What People are Saying About This

Bhupinder Varma
This book succeeds admirably, providing state-of-the-art information in a comprehensive and easy to understand manner.

Boris Skurkovich
If you have children, you need this book! Comprehensive and easy to use, it will inform, empower, and encourage you.

Meet the Author

Dr. Christopher S. Ryder is a pediatrician with over twenty-five years experience caring for children. He has studied and practiced medicine in the United States, England, and South Africa. He has traveled extensively with his wife and son and brings firsthand knowledge about the trials and joys of traveling with children. He is currently in general pediatric practice in central Pennsylvania and has special interests in travel medicine, asthma, and allergies.

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