Who gets vulvovaginitis?
Women of all ages can get vulvovaginitis, but it is a common problem in young girls, particularly those aged 2-8 years old.
Can arthritis in children be cured?
There is no specific cure for arthritis in children, but the condition can normally be effectively treated or managed during flare-ups of symptoms.
How can I help prevent bullying at my child's school?
Schools can work to prevent bullying by creating policies supported by a mission statement, a code of conduct and a reporting system that allows people to assess how often bullying happens and the res…
How common is co-sleeping?
Globally, co-sleeping (baby and parent sleeping together) is the most common sleeping arrangement in the world. However, in Western society it is less common, though it has become more popular in rece…
How is dehydration in children diagnosed?
A diagnosis of dehydration can usually be made by a child's physical symptoms and medical history. A physical examination by your doctor can reveal a lack of elasticity in the skin, a rapid heart rate…
What causes common childhood illnesses?
Viral and bacterial infections are the more common cause of illnesses in children, but some conditions are also fungal or parasitic infections.
What causes vulvovaginitis?
Vulvovaginitis can be caused by any of a large variety of infections and irritations – bacterial, viral or fungal infections, chemical irritations (from soaps and other detergents), or physical irri…
Are there different types of dehydration in children?
Dehydration in children can be categorised into mild, moderate and severe stages that are based on the loss of body weight. Mild dehydration occurs when there is a loss of less between 5-6% of body we…
Can I give my baby a bottle filled with juice instead of milk?
No. Only give water or milk to a baby in a bottle. If an older toddler is drinking fruit juices occasionally, give it to them in a cup. A bottle with juice or other sweet drink encourages sipping over…
Is the newborn baby blood test dangerous?
The newborn baby blood test is very safe. As with all blood tests, there is a small chance of the prick site becoming infected if it is not cleaned properly.