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Dr. Mark Grubb

Pediatrician

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Dr. Mark Grubb
  • Puyallup, WA
  • Louisiana State University
  • Accepting new patients

My son has extremely dry skin. What can I apply?

It has been my experience that what you apply is not as important as how often you apply. Sometimes this means every hour for a period of few days. There are many other tricks READ MORE
It has been my experience that what you apply is not as important as how often you apply. Sometimes this means every hour for a period of few days. There are many other tricks you can find online

My child refuses to drink milk. Will it cause any health issues for him?

Milk is a complete protein with much calcium but about one third of humans do not tolerate it well. Calcium and protein are available elsewhere in diet. I would not worry about READ MORE
Milk is a complete protein with much calcium but about one third of humans do not tolerate it well. Calcium and protein are available elsewhere in diet. I would not worry about a child that will not drink milk

Do natural remedies help in treating strep throat or do you need medicine?

Strep throat will resolve spontaneously. There is small risk of post streptococcal illness involving heart or kidney. If you have a mild sore throat and no rash you might want READ MORE
Strep throat will resolve spontaneously. There is small risk of post streptococcal illness involving heart or kidney. If you have a mild sore throat and no rash you might want to treat with saline gargle. It is not always necessary to have a throat culture with every sore throat

My baby blinks excessively. What's wrong?

Would consult neurology. This could be seizure activity

Why is my daughter having recurrent abdominal pain?

Most common cause is constipation but there are many reasons and may be difficult to determine. Sometime worth a trial of no dairy or no gluten for few weeks

Is alternative medicine safe for kids when they're 4 years old?

No medicine is helpful for viral colds. Aggressive use of saline nose drops can help avoid problems with colds. Reducing your child’s exposure to other sick children will help READ MORE
No medicine is helpful for viral colds. Aggressive use of saline nose drops can help avoid problems with colds. Reducing your child’s exposure to other sick children will help ( no daycare)

Can you suggest some home remedies to treat dry cough at night for kids?

Nighttime cough is very suspicious of asthma. Would first insure that child does not have nighttime bronchospasm. I know of no effective treatment for night cough that is not READ MORE
Nighttime cough is very suspicious of asthma. Would first insure that child does not have nighttime bronchospasm. I know of no effective treatment for night cough that is not asthma

My son's fever won't subside. What should we do?

Likely to have a virus and I recommend not treating fever. Fever is harmless and will help child to recover more quickly. It is typical for children to have mild viral disease READ MORE
Likely to have a virus and I recommend not treating fever. Fever is harmless and will help child to recover more quickly. It is typical for children to have mild viral disease that will cause a fever for 3 days followed by a rash. Many people are concerned about fever seizures. These are harmless and cannot be avoided by aggressive attempts to control fever

Can you recommend a safe ointment for diaper rashes?

Zinc oxide containing compound might help. Best to keep rinsed and dry. Candida can cause some diaper rash and will respond to an antifungal cream

How long should children be allowed on the computer?

Any time over one hour a day is associated with increasing problems. Not so much eyesight but psychological problems

Students

Hydration will be most important. Acclimatize over time.

My daughter is very fussy about her food. How do I ensure she gets proper nutrition?

Serve well rounded meals with no added sugar in any offering and let it be her problem, not yours

Is the pneumococal vaccine really necessary?

Pneumococcal vaccine covers only 13 of over 90 known serotypes of pneumococcus. The current vaccine has caused a shift in serotypes. It appears that the nasopharynx commonly has READ MORE
Pneumococcal vaccine covers only 13 of over 90 known serotypes of pneumococcus. The current vaccine has caused a shift in serotypes. It appears that the nasopharynx commonly has at least one pneumococcal serotype as a resident microbe. The theory is that the vaccine may help avoid those serotypes that were responsible for most illness at one time. The last several patients that I had With pneumococcal infection were non vaccine serotypes (the CDC has not been helpful in helping me to obtain serotyping unfortunately or I would have more data) nevertheless pneumococcus can cause meningitis and pneumonia and be quite severe infection. Studies showing efficacy of vaccine are older and probably do not account for shift in serotypes. All my infectious disease specialists endorse the vaccine

When is a fever a cause of concern?

I think you are right. Fever is a design feature and not a problem in children. Attempt to correlate height of fever to severity of disease have been unfruitful. If you treat READ MORE
I think you are right. Fever is a design feature and not a problem in children. Attempt to correlate height of fever to severity of disease have been unfruitful. If you treat the fever of influenza you will prolong the course of the illness (double!)

My daughter has dark circles under her eyes and she is just 3 years old. Why is this happening?

I generally think of allergies when I hear this complaint. Sometimes it can just be a normal appearance

My son is prone to eczema in winters. Will it be a lifelong condition?

Most of the time children outgrow this. Some have improved when they stop consuming milk and milk products.