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Summer Fun

It's the summer and although it is fun, there are certain precautions that everyone should take.

Swimming safety

Everyone should swim with someone watching, a parent or lifeguard. Being a good swimmer doesn't prevent drowning. For more information see swimming safety.


Everyone should wear SUN BLOCK (not sunscreen). It should protect against both UVa and UVb. It should be a 30-50. Levels higher than that, do not improve protection. You should reapply it every 1-2 hours. You can also wear clothing to protect against the sun. There are SPF brands that may protect even better.


Bug can carry multiple diseases. The best thing to do is prevent bites. This can be done by using an of the following:
  • DEET preferred (30%) can spray on skin or clothing
  • Picaridin up to 10%
  • IR3535
  • Oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products recommended over 3 yrs of age.
Products should be applied to clothing and exposed skin. Spray outside. Wash skin with soap and water when children come in. Wash clothes prior to wearing again.

If you are bitten treatment is supportive. You should apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream to the area 3 times a day. You can also use oral benadryl.

For more information see CDC Bug Repellent.

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New @ Delaware Peds


    We wanted to make everyone aware that we are moving our office location to 1403 Foulk Road, Suite 103. We will be in the new location January 14th. The building is in the same complex it is just closer to the entrance (3 buildings closer). There will be signs help you find the new office. This was at the discretion of the landlord. We apologize for the inconvience.
  • Dr Franczyk

    Dr Franczyk will start seeing patients, on Wednesdays, at our Appoquinimink office starting July 3rd. This will help increase our patient’s access to his care. He will continue his normal office hours on Monday, Thursday and Friday at the North Wilmington office.
  • Enter our family car magnet campaign today!

    Enter our car magnet "Families that Play Together Stay Together" campaign for a chance to win a membership or experience at one of several regional attractions.
  • Well Visits

    Please take the time to contact us to schedule your child’s well visit. 
  • Getting Kids to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

    Here is some sound advice about how to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Appoquinimink Office
3920 South DuPont Pkwy | Townsend, DE 19734
Phone: 302-449-2570 | Fax: 302-449-2573
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North Wilmington Office
1403Foulk Rd | Wilmington , DE 19803
Phone: 302-762-6222 | Fax: 302-764-6058
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