Entries by Dr. Dennis Solomon

Tattoos and Piercings

The cultural phenomenon of tattooing and piercing is going strong.  For this reason, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recently released recommendations on these practices. On a daily basis in our office, I witness both forms of body art and oftentimes have had to treat complications related to them most commonly local skin infections. While […]

Little Ghosts and Ghouls – Beware!

All the kids are so excited little ghosts and little ghouls almost time for Halloween so let’s review these safety rules: 1) Jack-o-lanterns, eyes so bright, be sure to bring a new flashlight. 2) Reflective clothing kids should wear or their parents they will scare. 3) No pants too long and masks should fit; the […]

Planned Home Births

Planned home births have increased during the past several years. Of all births, the incidence of home births is still below 1% and is not well supported in the United States. If a home birth is considered, I cannot stress enough the importance of subsequent newborn care that includes erythromycin eye ointment and intramuscular vitamin […]