Are there different types of arthritis in children?
There are multiple types of arthritis in children, including oligoarticular arthritis, polyarticular arthritis, systemic arthritis, enthesitis arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
Can hearing loss be prevented?
Hearing loss in newborns cannot be totally prevented, but there are things you can do to minimize the risk, including keeping childhood vaccinations up to date, and getting early treatment for ear inf…
What factors can trigger abdominal pain in children?
Poor food choices such as greasy, fatty, fried foods, carbonated drinks and sodas, alongside overeating can all trigger a tummy ache.
How is Down syndrome diagnosed?
Down syndrome is normally identifiable at birth by physical characteristics. To confirm this, a diagnostic blood test can be taken.
Is it safe to leave my child alone with a pet?
It is important to supervise all contact between young children and pets. Small children often do not pick up on cues that their behavior may be upsetting an animal. This is particularly true with dog…
What are the symptoms of infantile colic?
Infantile colic can be recognized by symptoms including: prolonged crying when the baby is otherwise healthy; a clear beginning and end to the crying; crying in the late afternoon or early evening; be…
Why shouldn't I use fabric softener on cloth nappies?
Using fabric softener on cloth nappies can make them less absorbent.
How can I prepare my cat for the arrival of my baby?
The arrival of a new baby is a big change in a household routine. Cats are very sensitive to routines, so you can help by gradually making changes in how you do things in the months before the baby ar…
How common is vulvovaginitis?
Vulvovaginitis is a common problem in young girls, particularly those aged 2-8 years old.
What are fontanelles?
Fontanelles are the soft spots on your newborn's head, where the bones of their skull have not fused together. It is OK to lightly touch these when washing baby's hair or combing it, but protect these…
What is developmental dysplasia of the hip?
Developmental dysplasia of the hip refers to a range of conditions that can affect the development of the hip in infants or young children. Other names can also be used to describe this condition, inc…