About Joseph Skoloff

Dr. Joseph Skoloff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from The Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He is a past Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, a past Chairman of the Infection Control Committee at the Loudoun Hospital Center and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In his 41 years as a practicing pediatrician he has kept hundreds of kids and families healthy and safe and plans to continue to do so for years to come. Dr. Joe believes strongly in the combined power of parent and physician working together for the health of their children. He is an advocate for children everywhere and and adheres strongly to the principles of the American Academy of Pediatrics.Dr Joe is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

Articles by Joseph

Kids and Rashes:  Should You Worry??

Kids and Rashes: Should You Worry??

One of the most frequent reasons children are brought to their Pediatricians, the most frequent cause of parental concern, and sometimes the most difficult to diagnose,  rashes can be caused by a laundry list of issues.  For that reason rashes must be divided up by characteristics:  is it raised or flat, can you feel it, is it itchy, is it small bumps, large welts, water blisters, or big flat areas,... 

Warning! Your Kids & Grandkids Think Gummy Meds Are Delicious

Warning! Your Kids & Grandkids Think Gummy Meds Are Delicious

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 11:48 amMommies and Daddies, Grandmas and Grandpas, listen up.  There are many prescription and non-prescription medications kept around the home that could be a danger for your children/grandchildren should they find these and “taste” them. One of the more common of these “medicines” include the variety of vitamins, minerals and supplements found in homes... 

Time for Colds and The Flu: What Can You & Your Family Do?

Time for Colds and The Flu: What Can You & Your Family Do?

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 11:50 amAll the bugs and bacteria that plague human kind are essentially trapped indoors over the cold winter months: windows seldom get opened and cars are sealed shut with the heat on, schools harbor a variety of illnesses and are also sealed shut with temperatures way too high. It’s no wonder that this is a perfect season to share whatever cold or Flu with your... 

Pneumonia, Bronchitis and Kids – More Common Than You Think

Pneumonia, Bronchitis and Kids – More Common Than You Think

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 12:02 pmPneumonia in kids is probably more common than we all realize. It represents an infection of the lung tissue which can be caused by viral illnesses, bacterial illnesses or a type of organism that is somewhere between a virus and bacteria called mycoplasma. The most common cause of pneumonia is usually viral, but viral illnesses can predispose lung tissue to... 

Your Kids, Strep and Strep Throat

Your Kids, Strep and Strep Throat

Last updated on December 10th, 2019 at 02:24 amStrep infections are caused by a bacterium called Streptococcus Pyogenes and can range from mild to very severe and, at times, life threatening. The bacteria enter the human body by one of three ways: airborne, direct touch, or circulating through the blood stream and seeding into various organs. The most common illnesses we see in children are those that... 

Urinary Tract Infections in Children – Part II: Analyze & Treat

Urinary Tract Infections in Children – Part II: Analyze & Treat

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:43 pmIn my last post (Urinary Tract Infections in Children – Part I) I discussed the importance of urinary tract infections, how they might present in children of various ages, and testing to verify the presence of these infections. This post will pick up with further diagnostic measures and treatment. Once an appropriate sample of urine is obtained,...