Are both boys and girls affected by juvenile arthritis?
Yes. Both girls and boys can be affected by juvenile arthritis, although it is more common in girls.
How is asthma controlled?
Asthma is controlled with medications and by avoiding asthma triggers. Two types of medications are commonly used to treat asthma: Fast-relief medication (rescue medication) acts quickly to open up th…
How is vulvovaginitis diagnosed?
Vulvovaginitis is diagnosed by physical examination. If infection is suspected, a swab will be taken to diagnose the type of infection.
How often should I give my baby a bath?
There is no need to bathe your baby every day. With the wiping they receive after feeding and nappy changes, most babies only need a bath every other day. Bathing them several times a week can dry out…
Are disposable or cloth nappies better?
Disposable and cloth nappies both have their advantages and disadvantages. Disposable nappies are more convenient, but also more expensive. Cloth nappies cost less, but are more work as they require w…
Do baby monitors reduce the chance of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?
Baby monitors and other commercial products have not been found to be effective in preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in healthy babies.
How is jaundice in newborn babies diagnosed?
Jaundice in newborn babies is diagnosed by a physical examination of the baby. In some cases, a blood test (performed via a heel prick test) may be recommended to measure the level of bilirubin in the…
Will childhood immunisation make my child autistic?
No. Any links between childhood immunisations and autism have been disproved.
Can dehydration in children be prevented?
Dehydration in children is preventable. A healthy fluid balance can be maintained in children if they drink water or other fluids before they feel thirsty. It is also important for children to drink e…
What are the symptoms of developmental dysplasia of the hip?
Developmental dysplasia of the hip generally only affects one side of the body and is not usually associated with pain. During routine examination at birth, medical professionals look for: an inabilit…