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Take Your Pediatrician with You

Keeping Your Child Healthy at Home and on the Road

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.

About 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.

Reviews

"Whether a child has traveler's stomach or dysentery, sunburn or heat stroke, Ryder, who has worked in three countries across three continents, spells out potential symptoms, what they might mean, and how parents should react to them... Recommended for all public libraries and for hospital and walk-in medical center libraries, especially those supplying immunizations for world travel."

- Library Journal (starred review)

"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 - Journal of Travel Medicine

"His advice to parents is practical, sensible and easy for parents to understand."

- Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

"A handy resource for home or on the road."

- Family

"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 - Washington Post

"Well-indexed, accessibly written little handbook."

- Susan Morse - Times Union

Endorsements

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

- Boris Skurkovich, M.D., Brown School of Medicine

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

- Bhupinder Varma, M.D., College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University
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