Ziggity Zoom - Splinters Scrapes and Stings: Summer Solutions Starring Dr. Mom

Dr. Amy is on the Ziggity Zoom advisory board, publishing advice on nursemaid's elbows, summer first aid, and fevers.

"Being a mom means always being on call.  Whether it’s splinters, stings, or scrapes, if blood or pain is involved kids blow right past dads to us.  Then they freak out and give accusing glances when it hurts while we fix it.  Totally unfair.

OK, since I am an emergency doctor, perhaps in our family the mommy preference is reasonable.  However, it only recently occurred to me to use the same techniques at home that Children’s Hospitals use to cut pain by half!  Duh."


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