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 Child Has Summer Sniffles …Is It a Cold or Allergy?

Your Child Has Summer Sniffles …Is It a Cold or Allergy?

Summer time is the time for fun and family enjoyment. The early and late parts of summer are, however, noticeable for stirring up allergic symptoms due to grass and trees in May and June and such plants as ragweed during August and September. Symptoms such as burning, itching eyes and runny, itchy nose with or without cough are typical symptoms of environmental allergies. There is no fever as this... 

Another Ear Infection…What Can I Do – Part II??

Another Ear Infection…What Can I Do – Part II??

Last updated on June 12th, 2021 at 01:03 pmSince we now understand how ear infections occur (see Ear Infections – Part I), it’s time to deal with the child who seems to get repeated ear infections. Ear infections, particularly the middle ear type, are responsible for providers ordering more prescription antibiotics than any other childhood disease. There are a certain number of children who... 

How did my child get an ear infection – Part I ??

How did my child get an ear infection – Part I ??

Last updated on April 5th, 2021 at 11:44 pmEar infections come in two basic varieties; external, commonly occurring in the warm weather and referred to as “swimmer’s ear”, and internal or middle ear infections occurring mainly in the colder weather. The designation of external or middle is dependent on which side of the ear drum the infection is located. The outer ear canal, seen from the outside... 

Do You Know What Vitamins & Supplements Your Little One Needs?

Do You Know What Vitamins & Supplements Your Little One Needs?

Last updated on March 16th, 2021 at 03:05 pmThe average healthy American child probably does not need much of anything to supplement their diet and the emphasis should be placed on offering a healthy diet in moderation of all portions of that diet to include fats and carbohydrates (sugar). Most regular vitamins we all hear about are needed in very small doses that are easily supplied by a varied North... 

Overweight & Obese Kids: What’s Going On & What Can We Do?

Overweight & Obese Kids: What’s Going On & What Can We Do?

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 02:43 pmThe problem: About one out of three American children can be considered overweight and that rate is growing very rapidly. Additionally, according to the CDC, in the years 2015-16, approximately 14-20% of our kids were considered obese. The causes are multiple and are most likely societal in nature and not caused by a health condition. Most parents who realize... 

Teenage Acne: As a Parent, What You Need to Know – Part II

Teenage Acne: As a Parent, What You Need to Know – Part II

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 02:48 pmIn my last post I discussed the pathophysiology of acne and how a pimple is formed. From the initial plugging of the duct going from the small gland in the skin to the outside to the colonization of the thick material stuck in the duct with bacteria. The growth of bacteria and the eventual formation of a pimple was the final common pathway to the process. All...