Ped. Assoc. of Wylie
501 Woodbridge Pkwy
Wylie, TX 75098
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   2730 Country Club, Suite B
   Lucas, TX 75002

972-442-2300  

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Dr. Mary 'Catie' Collins was born in Dallas and grew up in Corpus Christi, TX. She completed her undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at Baylor University. She received her medical degree from UT Southwestern in Dallas and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. She lives in Dallas with her two rescue dogs and loves traveling, reading, and exercising in her free time.

By Pediatric Associates of Wylie
August 02, 2018
Category: Child Care
Tags: Conjunctivitis   Pink Eye  

Could your child’s itchy, red eye be pink eye?

“Pink eye” are two words that no parent loves hearing but it’s one of the most common eye problems to affect both children and adults. In fact, according to the CDC, there are about 3 million cases of pink eye in the US every year. What are the warning signs of conjunctivitis and should you see a pediatrician right away or let the problem run its course?

What is conjunctivitis?

Known as pink eye, this condition causes inflammation of the conjunctiva, or the clear layer of tissue that covers the whites of the eye. Conjunctivitis can affect one or both eyes and is extremely contagious. It’s most commonly passed around in schools. Conjunctivitis can be the result of a bacterial or viral infection, or it can be brought about through certain irritants such as pollen, smoke, or ingredients found in skin care products.

What are the symptoms of conjunctivitis?

Your child might have pink eye if they are experiencing any of these symptoms,

  • Redness in the whites of the eyes
  • Discharge
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Excessive tearing
  • A gritty feeling in the eye
  • Itching or burning eyes

How is pink eye treated?

The treatment your child receives will depend on the cause of their conjunctivitis. Those with allergic conjunctivitis will find that as long as they avoid the offending irritant that the symptoms will go away.

If a bacterial infection is the cause, then antibiotic eye drops will be prescribed. Symptoms should lessen within 3-4 days of treatment but it’s important that you continue using your antibiotics for as long as your children’s doctor recommends.

If a viral infection is to blame there is really nothing that needs to be done, you’ll just have to let the cold or virus run its course. To alleviate symptoms, you can use eye drops or apply a cold compress to the eyes to reduce inflammation and discomfort.

It’s important that you have a pediatrician that you can always turn to for care, no matter if it’s a routine checkup or an emergency visit. From conjunctivitis to sports-related injuries, your children’s doctor will be able to provide comprehensive care to your little one as they grow up to make sure they remain healthy and happy.

By contactus@pawylie.com
April 16, 2018
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

Pediatric Associates of Wylie and Lovejoy Pediatrics are proud to announce the 2018 Back-To-School Sweepstakes.  All Well-Visits/Physicals scheduled and performed between May 1 and August 3, 2018 well be entered to win an iPad & Wireless AirBuds.  Sweepstakes end August 3 and appointments are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.  Call or go online to schedule your visit today!

WYLIE FLU CLINIC – SATURDAY, November 11,  from 9-11:00 a.m.    (WYLIE OFFICE)                                         

No appointment necessary, first come, first service

To help expedite your visit, please go to our website (www.pawylie.com) and click on “Patient Forms” tab at the top of the page to download and complete the Influenza Vaccination Questionnaire prior to your visit.  Parents are welcome to get vaccinated as well.   Please compete the parent information form and Influenza Vaccination Questionnaire.

No appointment necessary, first come, first service.

To help expedite your visit, please go to our website (www.pawylie.com) and click on “Patient Form” tab at the top of the page to download and complete the Influenza Vaccination Questionnaire prior to your visit.  Parents are welcome to get vaccinated as well.  Please complete parent information form and Influenza Vaccination Questionnaire.





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