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Croup

Croup is a condition that causes a swelling of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). The swelling causes the airway below the vocal cords to become narrow and makes breathing noisy and difficult. It is most commonly due to an infection. Children are most likely to get croup between 3 months and 5 years of age. As they get older, it is not as common because the windpipe is larger and swelling is less likely to get in the way of breathing. Croup can occur at any time of the year, but it is more common in the fall and winter months. Read more…

Strep Throat

The terms sore throat, strep throat, and tonsillitis often are used interchangeably, but they don’t mean the same thing. Tonsillitis refers to tonsils that are inflamed. Strep throat is an infection caused by a specific type of bacteria, Streptococcus. When your child has a strep throat, the tonsils are usually very inflamed, and the inflammation may affect the surrounding part of the throat as well. Other causes of sore throats are viruses and may only cause inflammation of the throat around the tonsils and not the tonsils themselves. In infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, the most frequent cause of sore throats is a viral infection. No specific medicine is required when a virus is responsible, and the child should get better over a seven- to ten-day period. Often children who have sore throats due to viruses also have a cold at the same time. They may develop a mild fever, too, but they generally aren’t very sick. Read more…

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Parking at Providence

IMG_2605Looking for parking at our Providence location? Try the third floor of the parking garage. We now have designated parking for LaTouche Pediatrics patients right by the Tower A door.

Meet Our Current Resident, Lilian Ho

Class of 2017 Bio'sDr. Lilian Ho is here for her first rotation at LaTouche Pediatrics. Dr. Ho received a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College. She received her medical degree from the University of Washington, School of Medicine, and is completing her pediatric residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She loves the northwest and is thrilled to be training at Seattle’ Children’s and exploring Alaska.
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