Children’s Health

Pertussis Tests and Treatment (Medication, Hospitalization)

Pertussis (whooping cough) closely resembles many other upper and lower respiratory tract infections and a proper diagnosis is essential in order to commence with the appropriate treatment as soon as possible. Many cases of pertussis are initially misdiagnosed for more common respiratory tract infections. It is only upon >> Read More ...

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Symptoms, Stages, Spread, Vaccine

What is Whooping Cough? Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a contagious infection of the respiratory tract. While most respiratory tract infections are due to viruses (example : common cold, influenza), pertussis is caused by bacteria, namely the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. Pertussis typically affects the >> Read More ...

Causes of Skin Rashes in Newborn Babies, Infants

Newborn babies can develop various types of skin rashes, caused by many different factors. Most are harmless and resolve spontaneously but others can be dangerous and may even be life-threatening for the baby. Causes of Skin Rash in Newborn Babies A rash is a reaction of the skin due to any cause, such as : Infection – >> Read More ...

What is a Fever (Pyrexia)? Normal and High Body Temperature

A fever, also referred to as pyrexia, is an elevation in the body temperature above the norm. This is broadly defined as oral temperature reading above 37.5 degrees Celsius (99 degrees Farenheit) and a core body temperature (rectally) above 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Farenheit). Variations in temperature may occur >> Read More ...

Baby Stem Cells, Umbilical Cord Blood Pros and Cons

JRush Asked : I am having a C-section in about 7 weeks and was considering stem cell banking for my baby. I have not spoken to my obstetrician as yet but after discussing it with many of my friends who turned down the option, I am in two minds about it. I have heard that new technology means that cells can be turned into >> Read More ...

Eating Disorders in Young Children and Parental Pressure

PeterB42 Asked : My daughter is now 7 years old and has a slight weight problem. She was always a chubby kid and at first we thought that the baby fat would go away once she became more active and went to school. This did not happen and now I am worried about the impact my wife is having on her self esteem. I recently saw >> Read More ...
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