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

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Your Kids, Strep and Strep Throat

Your Kids, Strep and Strep Throat

Strep 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 are airborne or acquired by direct touch and... 

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,... 

Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children – Part I: Diagnosis

Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children – Part I: Diagnosis

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:45 pmUrinary tract infection  (bladder, Kidneys)  is a very common issue in children and sometimes not the easiest to diagnose.  The symptoms depend on the age and sex of the child, and the location of the infection and these symptoms can vary across the board.  Urinary tract infections (UTI) are more common in females as a rule but during the first year... 

Childhood Asthma: Part II

Childhood Asthma: Part II

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:46 pmIn Childhood Asthma: Part I,  I presented ways in which Asthma can present and exactly what was the nature of the disease. Today we will deal with the diagnosis and various means of treating asthma. Asthma may present in early infancy but is very difficult to diagnose for the reasons mentioned in part one. Also the signs and symptoms of asthma in the... 

Childhood Asthma: Part I

Childhood Asthma: Part I

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:48 pmAsthma is the most common chronic disease in children and is responsible for more school absences than any other childhood disease in this country. It is a disease with a long history and is surrounded by much misconception and fear. Asthma is constantly being studied in the medical community which leads to new methods of diagnosis and treatment. What... 

Ticks and Lyme Disease: a Pediatrician’s Perspective

Ticks and Lyme Disease: a Pediatrician’s Perspective

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:48 pmLyme disease has gotten a bad name. Originally described in Connecticut and New York, on the coast, near the town of Old Lyme, it was found to be carried by the deer tick (the vector), a far less common tick than the tree or dog tick. It now has also been found in most parts of the country and cannot be transmitted from person to person. The deer tick...