Doc Talk Blogs

How to Handle Daytime Potty Accidents in School Age Kids

Is there anything more embarrassing or humiliating for a kindergartner or first grader than wetting themselves at school? It does happen. Such accidents can range from small wet spots in their...Read more

Overuse Injuries in Children

Studies on youth sports revealed they are often an incredible outlet for children. They teach responsibility, sportsmanship, how to work with a team and get them outside and exercising. In fact, the...Read more

Go Ahead and Put Baby in a Box

Put your newborn in a sturdy, lidless cardboard box to sleep? Believe it or not, it’s been going on in Finland for some time and is slowly starting in the United States in states like New Jersey and...Read more

When to Worry & What to Do About Your Sleepwalking Child

Does your child sleepwalk? You’re not alone. In fact, sleepwalking is quite common in children until they reach their teen years.  Sleepwalking, or somnambulism, usually is nothing to worry...Read more

How to Wean Your Baby from a Pacifier

While your grandmother may have turned up her nose at pacifiers, we now know they have benefits for babies during the first six months of life, including reducing the risk of sudden infant death...Read more

What to Do About Intoeing

I frequently get questions from parents about the way their children walk – or their gait. From walking on their toes to walking slowly, parents worry about whether their child is developing...Read more

Tips for Managing Dry Skin

This particular winter hasn’t been all that wintery so far, but that doesn’t mean you’re not feeling a change in your skin. Seasonal changes from the humidity of a Houston summer to the drier air of...Read more

Unlocking Trigger Finger

When you stop to think about how often we use our hands every day, it’s no surprise that there are conditions that occur from the repetitive use of our fingers over time. Trigger finger, while not as...Read more

Mohs Surgery Preserves Healthy Tissue

Texans are blessed with many opportunities for outdoor fun. Unfortunately, this means more exposure to the damaging rays of the sun. And that can lead to skin cancer – the most common type of cancer...Read more

How to Rid Yourself of Blackheads

Taking care of your skin can seem like a full-time job. One of the most-asked questions from my patients is how to deal with blackheads and how to get rid of them.  The Real Cause First, a very...Read more

The Road to Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Relief Starts with Conservative Therapy

Cubital tunnel syndrome, or ulnar neuropathy, is a condition commonly caused by abnormal pressure on the ulnar nerve near the “funny bone” in the elbow, which could originate from a number of our...Read more

When to See Your Dermatologist about Pruritus

Pruritus might be a funny sounding word, but those diagnosed with it might not feel the humor. Pronounced pru-ri-tus, it refers to severe itching of the skin. Pruritus can affect anyone for different...Read more

Cervical Cancer Screenings More Important than You Think

Cervical cancer affects women every year, but recent studies show it could potentially be affecting more women than originally suspected. This makes screenings and other preventive measures even more...Read more

Are Redheads More Sensitive to Pain?

Urban legend has it that redheads feel more pain than the rest of us – and it turns out that may actually be true.  Doctors have suspected for a while that redheads need more anesthesia, a sign...Read more

Sleep Paralysis: The Demon on Your Chest, the Voices in the Dark

Imagine you’re lying awake in bed when you sense a presence in the room. There’s something moving in the dark. “Who’s there?” you try to ask, but you can’t move your lips to speak. The figure...Read more

Get Immediate Help at First Sign of Bell’s Palsy

If you’ve recently had a viral infection or suffered an injury to the head and are noticing some unusual symptoms in your face, pay attention to them. Twitching, drooping, facial paralysis on one or...Read more

Preventive Strategies for Lowering Your Risk for Osteoarthritis

There are too many different types of arthritis to keep straight. Osteoarthritis is the most common form, affecting 27 million people in the United States each year. It is caused by the wearing down...Read more

Thigh Numbness? Meralgia Paresthetica (and Your Shapewear!) May Be the Cause

When you think about your body and all of the biological mechanisms required to make sure it functions correctly, it’s no wonder we notice so many tiny aches and pains as we get older. That’s our...Read more