Christina Durchholz, MD, is a pediatrician at University Hospital in Cleveland, OH. As a recent graduate of Ohio State University, she is currently completing her residency at University Hospital. In order to stay current on developments in her field, she maintains a professional membership with the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Education and Training
Ohio State University
Dr. Christina Durchholz M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Hi, It depends on the degree of burn your son has, but typically, we recommend daily antibiotic ointment dressings (apply antibiotic ointment and cover with gauze) for burns with blisters and redness (second-degree burns); try not to pop any blisters. If there are no blisters but redness (1st degree burns), you could treat it by simply keeping it well-moisturized with a non-fragranced lotion for sensitive skin like aquaphor. If the burn is worse than described above or you're concerned for any reason, however, I would recommend scheduling an appointment with his pediatrician for it to be further evaluated/treated. Hope this helps! READ MORE
Hi there, Physicians typically use criteria from the CENTOR score to determine whether a patient is likely to have strep - one point each for: - absence of cough - fever greater than 100.4 - pus on the tonsils - tender/swollen lymph nodes along the front sides of the neck Given your son’s age (strep is more likely in kids 3-14) and the symptoms you described, his CENTOR score is in the range in which physicians would definitely test him with a rapid strep test to assess for strep. I would highly recommend you take him to his doctor to find out for sure with this test if he has strep. Hope he feels better soon! READ MORE
Hi! Yes, unfortunately you could catch the chickenpox virus from your daughter if you have truly never had chickenpox before (although sometimes adults have had it without knowing it when they were very young and don't remember). The virus is most contagious from 2 days before the rash appears until the rash is completely dry and scanned over, and unfortunately the shingles vaccine you received won't provide you guaranteed immunity. The incubation period for the virus is 10-21 days, so if you do get it you'll start experiencing symptoms anywhere from 1.5 - 3 weeks after you were exposed to the virus. The virus is relatively contagious, but there is still a chance you won't get it. It's spread by contact with blisters and saliva and through airborne droplets made by coughing and sneezing, so frequent hand washing, coughing into elbows, and throwing away tissues right away are all recommended to prevent catching it. Hope this helps! Christina Durchholz, MD READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- University Hospital (Currently Enrolled)
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Pediatrics
Hobbies / Sports
- Running, Painting, Singing, Hiking
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- Is Vaccination an Old Method or Another Achievement of the Modern Era?
In the early 19th to the 20th century, parents would have been surprised to know that future generations would be free from childhood diseases. Diphtheria was then one of the most common diseases that took the lives of thousands of children, while polio left thousands of children crippled. Measles...
- How Often Should a Newborn Poop?
First-time parents may wonder how often their newborn should poop and what a normal newborn poop would look like. A baby’s health can be best indicated by a baby’s bowel movement, but new parents may not know what to expect. For this reason, new parents become unsure and apprehensive during...
- Brown Rice Syrup Can Increase Your Risk for Different Medical Conditions
Organic brown rice syrup may increase the risk of heart disease and cancer due to the increase of arsenic in the body, according to researchers. Brown rice syrup is a very popular sweetener for many individual's who must eat gluten free. Adding this syrup to any food or beverage may increase levels...
- What Do Head Lice Eggs Look Like?
Lice lay their eggs called nits, which are placed on the hair shaft. Nits look more like dandruff but they cannot simply be shaken out of the hair like dandruff. To get rid of lice eggs, you have to follow certain steps and make sure that their eggs or nits are completely removed from the...
- Treatments for Mononucleosis
There exist many symptoms that make the mononucleosis disease similar to other diseases, which makes it very difficult to distinguish it from other infections. Doctors administer treatment of the patient by giving him or her a physical test. This annual test checks out the patient's medical history....
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