How is breath-holding treated?
During a breath-holding spell: lie the child on their side and monitor them; check their mouths to ensure they are not choking on an object or food; do not shake them; do not put anything in their mou…
What can be done at home to treat vulvovaginitis?
To treat the irritation that vulvovaginitis causes, you can take warm baths and use creams containing paraffin, castor oil or another soothing ingredient.
When can I start to floss my child's teeth?
You can start flossing baby teeth as soon as teeth appear next to each other, as food can collect in that small space.
Will abdominal pain in children keep coming back?
If your child has coeliac disease or inflammatory bowel disease, they may have recurring episodes of stomach pain. If the pain is due to gastroenteritis, infection, poisoning or a serious condition re…
Can my child kissing a pet increase their risk of disease?
Kissing a pet can increase the risk of contracting a disease from them. To reduce any risk, it is best to teach children not to kiss pets.
What are the signs of food refusal?
Signs of food refusal include tantrums, turning away from food, gagging, spitting out food or vomiting.
How common is bedwetting?
About half of three-year olds, 20% four-year olds, and about 15% of five-year olds still wet their beds regularly. Many boys do not stop until the age of eight. Many more children wet their beds occas…
How common is developmental dysplasia of the hip?
Hip instability, which includes developmental dysplasia, is estimated to affect about 4 to 20 babies per 1,000 births.
How is hearing loss treated?
Treatment of hearing loss varies depending on the cause and severity of hearing loss, and the age of the child, but early intervention measures may include hearing aids and support services.
How serious is developmental dysplasia of the hip?
Most cases of developmental dysplasia can be effectively treated with either bracing, casting or surgery. However, if not treated, developmental dysplasia of the hip can lead to: Avascular necrosis of…
What are the five major food groups?
The five major food groups are: Vegetables and legumes (which include beans, peas and tofu); Grains or cereals, such as bread, rice, breakfast cereals and pasta; Lean meats, fish, poultry and eg…