How is the newborn baby blood test performed?
to perform a newborn baby blood test, a nurse cleans the heel of your baby, pricks it with a special device and collects a few drops of blood onto a special card. The prick site is then covered.
What can be done at home to treat febrile convulsions?
Once a seizure starts, make sure the child is safe by placing them on their side, on the floor. Don't shake the child or try and restrain them. Keep track of how long the seizure lasts. Once the seizu…
What causes congenital hearing loss?
Some of the more typical causes of congenital hearing loss include: infections during pregnancy; nervous system disorders; being born prematurely; a family history of hearing loss, and; complications …
What factors can trigger parasomnias?
Many factors can trigger parasomnias, including poor sleep, stress, depression, alcohol consumption, fever, some medications (such as those prescribed for mental disorders and Parkinson's disease) and…
Will growing pains keep coming back?
Most children experience an attack of growing pains intermittently every few days, weeks or even months. After a year or two, the attacks gradually stop.
What causes urinary tract infections in children?
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children are usually caused by E. coli bacteria, which are normally present in poo (feces). Other bacteria known to cause UTIs include Klebsiella, Proteus mirabilis,…
What are growing pains?
Growing pains are a form of recurring limb pain experienced by children. Their cause is not known.
When do you start breastfeeding a newborn?
It is important that the first breastfeed occurs within one hour of birth, when the infant is most alert.
Will a head injury clear on its own?
Most mild and moderate head injuries will resolve over time, leading to a full recovery without any complications. However, a severe head injury may require ongoing medical attention and treatment.
How can I help reduce reflux after my baby eats?
Not overfeeding and keeping your baby upright for 20 to 30 minutes after feeding helps reduce reflux. If reflux is severe, your doctor may prescribe some antacid medication to help prevent complicatio…
What causes abdominal pain in children?
Abdominal (tummy) pain in children can be due to a number of causes such as constipation, gastroenteritis, stress, food poisoning, food allergies, overeating and eating non-food items. There are also …