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About cschaffer78

I'm a family practice physician in Evansville, IN. My practice is described as "full-spectrum" family practice, meaning I see patients "from cradle to grave". I care for men and women of all ages, I deliver babies, and even follow my patients when they are hospitalized. Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider

Vomiting in infants/children

What causes vomiting in babies/kids? NEONATES AND YOUNG INFANTS: Gastroesophageal reflux disease: Seen in minority of kids. Most kids are “happy spitters”; they effortless regurgitate mild amounts of milk. In actually GERD, infants tend to have recurrent fussiness or irritability … Continue reading

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Yet Another Benefit of Aspirin….

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/03/11/aspirin-may-prevent-melanoma-in-women/

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Are baby teething aids safe?

This question was originally raised in 2006.  Since then, more studies into over-the-counter products like Anbesol and Orajel have been conducted.  Here’s a link to the article:  http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/01/fda-warns-about-benzocaine-in-baby-pain-gels/?hpt=he_c2 As with most over the counter products, they should be used according to … Continue reading

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Not all red eyes are “pink eyes”

Red eye typically is from conjunctivitis, which literally means “inflammation of the conjunctiva.”   The conjunctiva lines the inside surface of the eyelids and covers the surface of the eye.   It is usually transparent.  When it is inflamed it looks pink … Continue reading

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“My doctor said my itching isn’t from dry skin, but scabies”

Scabies is a skin condition that causes very itchy skin.  It is caused by a skin mite that burrow under your skin and lay eggs.   This is spread by person to person contact, or by picking up a mite from … Continue reading

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How to help your “pooping and puking” child

I have a lot of patients who come to the office complaining of their children having vomiting or diarrhea, or both.  These stomach issues are enough to make anyone miserable, but getting to the point of dehydration is even worse.  … Continue reading

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How does caffiene really effect you?

Caffeinated coffee and tea are the most consumed, socially-acceptable stimulants in the world. Caffeine consumption has multiple  effects Alertness — Caffeine consumption leads to increased alertness, energy, and ability to concentrate, particularly when you are fatigued or working at night. Headache … Continue reading

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