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Childhood diseases

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Clear advice about childhood diseases written directly by pediatricians. Here you will find Barnakuten’s popular symptom guides and articles about all the common and important diseases in children and babies. Articles are as follows: infections in children, diseases that give rashes, allergy, diseases that affect breathing, blood diseases, diseases of the brain, pee and poo and stomach.

Barnakuten’s symptom guides

Alvedon and Ipren for children
Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen in children – dosage for pain and fever

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about acetaminophen and ibuprofen dosages gi…

Asthma in children – Symptoms and Treatments

This post is also available in: SvenskaIntrinsic or non-allergic asthma is common in preschool child…

Child jumping on a trampoline
Avoid trampoline injuries in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaMany of you have asked for a post about trampoline injuries i…

Babies sweat in hot weather – should you give them water?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFinally the summer heat is here! What we’ve all been wa…

Baby poo
Baby poo – what is normal? Green poop or slimy – what does that mean?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about baby poo. Written by pediatricians for…

Bottle feeding a newborn with formula
Bottle feeding your newborn baby formula – how much do you give? And how often?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about bottle feeding your newborn formula, w…

Mother with anxiety when breastfeeding or D-MER
Breastfeeding anxiety – D-MER

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about the anxiety caused by breastfeeding ak…

Baby with RS virus receiving inhaler
Bronchiolitis (and RSV) in children and babies – symptoms and transmission

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about bronchiolitis (and RS virus) in babies…

Burns in children
Burns and scalds in children – prevention and treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaA one year old reaches for the whistling kettle cord. A toddl…

Chest pain in children – is it the heart?

This post is also available in: SvenskaWeekly, we see so many children arrive at the pediatric emerg…

Picture of child with chickenpox
Chickenpox in children – infection, patterns, incubation period

This post is also available in: SvenskaChickenpox is a highly contagious viral disease. It manifests…

Child crying and being comforted by an adult
Children & grief – how children grieve and how you can help – Part 2

This post is also available in: SvenskaThis is the second post in the series about children and deat…

Children at funeral with lit candles
Children and funerals – Part 3

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe third concluding post about children, death, grief and fu…

Colds in babies – snotty and stuffy nose – how to help?

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe first time your baby gets a cold, you probably have so ma…

Colic in infants – gastric drops, acupuncture, what helps?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about colic and how to survive as a parent. …

Constipated child sitting on the toilet, pushing
Constipation in babies and children – does lactulose help?

This post is also available in: SvenskaConstipation is a really common problem in children and babie…

Coronavirus covid-19
Coronavirus or COVID-19 in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about the Coronavirus COVID-19 in children w…

Child applying cream on her inner forearm
Cortisone for children – dangerous or not?

This post is also available in: SvenskaThere is no drug that worries parents more than cortisone. Wh…

Cough in children – a guide to diseases and home remedies

This post is also available in: SvenskaCoughing protects the lungs against infections Basically all …

Children take cough medicine
Cough medicine for children – Mollipect, Cocillana or Lepheton?

This post is also available in: SvenskaI wrote the other day that in scientific studies, honey has b…

Cradle cap – this is how you get rid of it

This post is also available in: SvenskaCradle cap is a completely harmless form of dermatitis on the…

Croup presents as a strong barking cough and sometimes breathing difficulties in children
Croup in children – Symptoms and Treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about croup and barking cough. This blog is …

Children with diaper rash
Diaper rash, fungal infections and a red baby bum

This post is also available in: SvenskaA red baby bum can be a diaper rash, fungal infection or just…

Picture of children with eczema on their cheeks
Eczema in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaEczema is common in children and consists of dry, red, itchy …

Febrile seizures in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaFebrile seizures affect about one in twenty children at some …

Feeling like a bad mother? – When you can’t cope with your kids

This post is also available in: SvenskaThis post came about after someone searched the blog for &#82…

Children with high fever in mother's arms
Fever in children – A Pediatrician’s guide

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about fever in children – information …

Parent groups are a good way to find other parents on parental leave
Finding other people on parental leave – what to do on parental leave?

This post is also available in: SvenskaA few weeks ago, I asked a counselor at the neighboring child…

A family returns home from hospital for the first time with their baby
First weeks with your newborn

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about the first weeks with your newborn. Wri…

Child with influenza resting in bed
Flu (influenza) in children – symptoms and treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaFlu (influenza) is a viral disease that, in the vast majority…

Influenza vaccine for pregnant women
Flu (influenza) vaccine during pregnancy – pros and cons

This post is also available in: SvenskaFlu vaccines are offered to all pregnant women in Sweden. In …

Flu (influenza) vaccine for children
Flu (influenza) vaccine for children – side effects and for who?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFlu (influenza) vaccine protects against influenza. Influenza…

Food for young children who eat poorly or refuse food

This post is also available in: SvenskaChildren who eat poorly create great anxiety in their parents…

Gastroenteritis and breast-feeding
Gastroenteritis and breastfeeding

This post is also available in: SvenskaI’ve been asked some questions about gastroenteritis an…

Children who are vomiting
Gastroenteritis or winter vomiting in children – infection and incubation period

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about gastroenteritis written by pediatricia…

Breastfeeding a newborn baby
Get started with breastfeeding – when does the milk come?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about getting started with breastfeeding Wri…

Giving children medicine when they vomit or refuse to take liquid penicillin

This post is also available in: SvenskaGiving children medicine is one of the difficult parts of par…

Child and mother eating ice cream together
Giving your children sugar – facts and advice from a pediatrician

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about giving sugar to your children. This bl…

Children with gluten intolerance or celiac disease and stomach pain
Gluten intolerance or celiac disease in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about gluten intolerance or celiac disease i…

Hand, foot and mouth disease – blisters in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaHand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that causes…

Having a baby after infertility

This post is also available in: SvenskaHaving a baby after infertility or IVF is not as easy as you …

Children who have fallen and hit their heads. Head injuries or concussion?
Head injuries and concussion when children hit their head

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about head injuries and concussion. Written …

Healthy food for children - spaghetti
Healthy food for children

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about healthy food for children. Written by …

Mom sleeps next to baby
Help babies fall asleep – tips for a successful bedtime routine

This post is also available in: SvenskaGetting a baby fall asleep is a really difficult art. Sleep, …

Child's swollen foot with a snake bite
Help! A snake! – children and snakebites

This post is also available in: SvenskaIt’s the summertime, and everyone is out! I’m not…

Hormonal spots are due to the baby's immune system being activated
How a baby’s immune system works – about breastfeeding and antibodies

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts about the baby immune system, antibodies and breastfeed…

How do vaccinations work? Herd immunity and the spread of infections

This post is also available in: SvenskaVaccination works in two ways. One, every person who receive …

How long to breastfeed is entirely up to the mother and baby
How long should I breastfeed for?

This post is also available in: SvenskaMany mothers are asking themselves and others the question &#…

Mom looks at sleeping baby and wonders if she should stop breastfeeding
How to stop breastfeeding – when is the right time?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about stopping breastfeeding, written by ped…

How vaccines provide immunity by stimulating the immune system

This post is also available in: SvenskaVaccinations provide immunity or protection against infection…

HPV vaccine against cervical cancer

This post is also available in: SvenskaHPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine is a vaccine which prevent…

Impetigo
Impetigo in children – infection and treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaImpetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin that is common …

Incontinence – treatment for bed wetting and daytime wetting in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaIt is common for children to wet themselves. It is estimated …

Babies sleeping, mom watching
Infant sleep – how much or little is normal?

This post is also available in: SvenskaInfant sleep is vastly different to adult sleep. Most newborn…

iPads or mobiles for small children – is screen time dangerous?

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe vast majority of children today probably play on an iPad,…

Red blood cells
Iron deficiency and anemia in babies, children and adolescents

This post is also available in: SvenskaIron deficiency is a common nutritional deficiency in childre…

Lactose intolerance in children
Lactose intolerance in children – symptoms, tests, treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about lactose intolerance and symptoms in ki…

Lumps on the neck of a child
Lumps behind the ear, in the throat or on neck in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaHave you discovered a lump behind the ear, in the throat or o…

Picture of a ring-shaped rash caused by Lyme disease
Lyme disease in children – symptoms and treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaLate summer and early autumn is the peak season for Lyme dise…

Measles – symptoms, transmission, treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about measles. Written by pediatricians for …

Meningitis in children – fever, neck stiffness, sore neck

This post is also available in: SvenskaMeningitis is a feared infection in children. Bacterial menin…

Milk protein allergy in babies and milk-free infant formula

This post is also available in: SvenskaMilk protein allergy, also known as cow’s milk allergy,…

Mum with child in a baby carrier
Mother with borderline personality disorder shares her experiences

This post is also available in: SvenskaThis blog details the extra challenges you face parenting as …

Mouth blisters in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaSeveral viral diseases can cause mouth blisters in children. …

A baby slumbers on a tired mom's shoulder
My baby just wants to sleep on me and your baby doesn’t want to be in your arms

This post is also available in: SvenskaSome babies just want to be close all the time, others never …

Never shake a baby – Shaken Baby Syndrome

This post is also available in: Svenska  If you shake a baby so violently that the head is thro…

Oral rehydration solution (ORS) for children – recipes to prevent dehydration at home

This post is also available in: SvenskaOral rehydration solution (ORS) is indispensable when childre…

Otitis in children – symptoms and treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about otitis. Written by pediatricians for p…

A happy overweight boy bathing
Overweight children, childhood obesity and BMI

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about BMI and obesity in children, written b…

Penicillin or antibiotics in children – Penicillin VK, Floxapen or Amoxil?

This post is also available in: SvenskaSometimes children need penicillin such as Penicillin VK (phe…

Plastic, phthalates and soft plastics are not dangerous for children
Plastic and phthalates: are they dangerous for children?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about plastics and phthalates for children. …

Pneumococcal vaccine in children – efficacy and side effects

This post is also available in: SvenskaPneumococcal vaccine is one of the two vaccines given to chil…

Pneumonia with pneumococcus
Pneumonia in children – symptoms and treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaPneumonia is an infection in the lungs that can be bacterial …

Pollen allergy in children – runny nose and watery eyes

This post is also available in: SvenskaPollen allergy in children causes watery, itchy, red eyes, ru…

Poor growth in children – investigate and interpret the growth curve

This post is also available in: SvenskaIt’s common to suspect poor growth in your child. &#822…

Postpartum depression
Postpartum depression – when it’s hard to be a parent

This post is also available in: SvenskaDepression is a common disease. Postpartum depression is depr…

Baby potty training with the doll
Potty training – how to become diaper-free and when to stop using diapers

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice from pediatricians about potty training and …

Agnes Wold on advising new parents
Professor Agnes Wold on advising new parents

This post is also available in: SvenskaAgnes Wold is a Swedish professor in clinical microbiology an…

Chickenpox vaccine
Pros and cons of the chickenpox vaccine

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe chickenpox vaccine is effective but is not included in th…

Rashes and red spots on children – a visual guide

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about rashes and red spots on children. Writ…

Recurrent fever and infections in children – poor immune system?

This post is also available in: SvenskaHow often can a child be sick without anything being wrong? A…

A child receives rotavirus vaccine at a pediatricians office
Rotavirus vaccine – effectiveness and side effects

This post is also available in: SvenskaRotavirus vaccine is the latest vaccine introduced to the Swe…

Siblings of sick children

This post is also available in: SvenskaSiblings of sick children have special needs, but they are of…

Sore throats and colds in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaA sore throat is a common symptom in children and is often du…

A girl lies on the couch with a stomach ache
Stomach pains in children – is it the appendix and what to do?

This post is also available in: SvenskaIt is very common for children of pre-school and school age t…

Streptococcus in children – tonsillitis, perianal strep and scarlet fever

This post is also available in: SvenskaStreptococcus is a bacteria that causes many different common…

Sun protection for babies and children – sunscreen and more

This post is also available in: SvenskaChildren must be allowed to be outside as much as possible. T…

Mother cuddling child on the couch
Take time off to care for your sick child at home – the pediatrician’s guide

This post is also available in: SvenskaYour child’s sick and it’s time for you to take s…

Mother talks to children about death
Talking to children about death: Part 1

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about talking to children about death. This …

A baby eating a strawberry
Taste food portions – when and how to introduce food?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about taste portions. Written by pediatricia…

TBE in children – symptoms, infection, treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaWhat is TBE? Facts and advice about TBE in children. TBE is s…

TBE vaccine for children
TBE vaccine (tick-borne encephalitis vaccine) and protection against ticks for babies and children

This post is also available in: SvenskaTBE in children can cause brain damage, if you’re unluc…

Child in a temper tantrum laying on the floor and screaming
Terrible twos – how to deal with temper tantrums in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about managing the terrible twos or temper t…

The Deadly Water – Drowning

This post is also available in: SvenskaSometimes I discuss with my colleagues about what we, as chil…

Three-month vaccine – efficacy and adverse reactions

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe three-month vaccine gives your child protection against s…

Baby sucks on pacifier
Thumb sucking and pacifiers – good or bad for your baby?

This post is also available in: SvenskaThere is a myth that using pacifiers and breastfeeding simult…

Tick bites in children – how to remove ticks, signs of Lyme disease and TBE

This post is also available in: SvenskaTick bites are a risk to everyone staying in Sweden. Read abo…

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? About vaccinations for babies

This post is also available in: SvenskaThere has been a lot of debate about whether to vaccinate you…

A mother travels abroad with babies and feeds her baby with a baby bottle in an airplane
Traveling abroad with babies – advice about flights and vaccines

This post is also available in: SvenskaTraveling abroad with an infant requires some thought. Read a…

Triple vaccine, 18-month vaccine or MMR vaccine

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella, also known as…

Infections

Alvedon and Ipren for children
Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen in children – dosage for pain and fever

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about acetaminophen and ibuprofen dosages gi…

Asthma in children – Symptoms and Treatments

This post is also available in: SvenskaIntrinsic or non-allergic asthma is common in preschool child…

Child jumping on a trampoline
Avoid trampoline injuries in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaMany of you have asked for a post about trampoline injuries i…

Babies sweat in hot weather – should you give them water?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFinally the summer heat is here! What we’ve all been wa…

Baby poo
Baby poo – what is normal? Green poop or slimy – what does that mean?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about baby poo. Written by pediatricians for…

Bottle feeding a newborn with formula
Bottle feeding your newborn baby formula – how much do you give? And how often?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about bottle feeding your newborn formula, w…

Mother with anxiety when breastfeeding or D-MER
Breastfeeding anxiety – D-MER

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about the anxiety caused by breastfeeding ak…

Baby with RS virus receiving inhaler
Bronchiolitis (and RSV) in children and babies – symptoms and transmission

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about bronchiolitis (and RS virus) in babies…

Burns in children
Burns and scalds in children – prevention and treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaA one year old reaches for the whistling kettle cord. A toddl…

Chest pain in children – is it the heart?

This post is also available in: SvenskaWeekly, we see so many children arrive at the pediatric emerg…

Picture of child with chickenpox
Chickenpox in children – infection, patterns, incubation period

This post is also available in: SvenskaChickenpox is a highly contagious viral disease. It manifests…

Child crying and being comforted by an adult
Children & grief – how children grieve and how you can help – Part 2

This post is also available in: SvenskaThis is the second post in the series about children and deat…

Children at funeral with lit candles
Children and funerals – Part 3

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe third concluding post about children, death, grief and fu…

Colds in babies – snotty and stuffy nose – how to help?

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe first time your baby gets a cold, you probably have so ma…

Colic in infants – gastric drops, acupuncture, what helps?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about colic and how to survive as a parent. …

Constipated child sitting on the toilet, pushing
Constipation in babies and children – does lactulose help?

This post is also available in: SvenskaConstipation is a really common problem in children and babie…

Coronavirus covid-19
Coronavirus or COVID-19 in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about the Coronavirus COVID-19 in children w…

Child applying cream on her inner forearm
Cortisone for children – dangerous or not?

This post is also available in: SvenskaThere is no drug that worries parents more than cortisone. Wh…

Cough in children – a guide to diseases and home remedies

This post is also available in: SvenskaCoughing protects the lungs against infections Basically all …

Children take cough medicine
Cough medicine for children – Mollipect, Cocillana or Lepheton?

This post is also available in: SvenskaI wrote the other day that in scientific studies, honey has b…

Cradle cap – this is how you get rid of it

This post is also available in: SvenskaCradle cap is a completely harmless form of dermatitis on the…

Croup presents as a strong barking cough and sometimes breathing difficulties in children
Croup in children – Symptoms and Treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about croup and barking cough. This blog is …

Children with diaper rash
Diaper rash, fungal infections and a red baby bum

This post is also available in: SvenskaA red baby bum can be a diaper rash, fungal infection or just…

Picture of children with eczema on their cheeks
Eczema in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaEczema is common in children and consists of dry, red, itchy …

Febrile seizures in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaFebrile seizures affect about one in twenty children at some …

Feeling like a bad mother? – When you can’t cope with your kids

This post is also available in: SvenskaThis post came about after someone searched the blog for &#82…

Children with high fever in mother's arms
Fever in children – A Pediatrician’s guide

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about fever in children – information …

Parent groups are a good way to find other parents on parental leave
Finding other people on parental leave – what to do on parental leave?

This post is also available in: SvenskaA few weeks ago, I asked a counselor at the neighboring child…

A family returns home from hospital for the first time with their baby
First weeks with your newborn

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about the first weeks with your newborn. Wri…

Child with influenza resting in bed
Flu (influenza) in children – symptoms and treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaFlu (influenza) is a viral disease that, in the vast majority…

Influenza vaccine for pregnant women
Flu (influenza) vaccine during pregnancy – pros and cons

This post is also available in: SvenskaFlu vaccines are offered to all pregnant women in Sweden. In …

Flu (influenza) vaccine for children
Flu (influenza) vaccine for children – side effects and for who?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFlu (influenza) vaccine protects against influenza. Influenza…

Food for young children who eat poorly or refuse food

This post is also available in: SvenskaChildren who eat poorly create great anxiety in their parents…

Gastroenteritis and breast-feeding
Gastroenteritis and breastfeeding

This post is also available in: SvenskaI’ve been asked some questions about gastroenteritis an…

Children who are vomiting
Gastroenteritis or winter vomiting in children – infection and incubation period

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about gastroenteritis written by pediatricia…

Breastfeeding a newborn baby
Get started with breastfeeding – when does the milk come?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about getting started with breastfeeding Wri…

Giving children medicine when they vomit or refuse to take liquid penicillin

This post is also available in: SvenskaGiving children medicine is one of the difficult parts of par…

Child and mother eating ice cream together
Giving your children sugar – facts and advice from a pediatrician

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about giving sugar to your children. This bl…

Children with gluten intolerance or celiac disease and stomach pain
Gluten intolerance or celiac disease in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about gluten intolerance or celiac disease i…

Hand, foot and mouth disease – blisters in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaHand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that causes…

Having a baby after infertility

This post is also available in: SvenskaHaving a baby after infertility or IVF is not as easy as you …

Children who have fallen and hit their heads. Head injuries or concussion?
Head injuries and concussion when children hit their head

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about head injuries and concussion. Written …

Healthy food for children - spaghetti
Healthy food for children

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about healthy food for children. Written by …

Mom sleeps next to baby
Help babies fall asleep – tips for a successful bedtime routine

This post is also available in: SvenskaGetting a baby fall asleep is a really difficult art. Sleep, …

Child's swollen foot with a snake bite
Help! A snake! – children and snakebites

This post is also available in: SvenskaIt’s the summertime, and everyone is out! I’m not…

Hormonal spots are due to the baby's immune system being activated
How a baby’s immune system works – about breastfeeding and antibodies

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts about the baby immune system, antibodies and breastfeed…

How do vaccinations work? Herd immunity and the spread of infections

This post is also available in: SvenskaVaccination works in two ways. One, every person who receive …

How long to breastfeed is entirely up to the mother and baby
How long should I breastfeed for?

This post is also available in: SvenskaMany mothers are asking themselves and others the question &#…

Mom looks at sleeping baby and wonders if she should stop breastfeeding
How to stop breastfeeding – when is the right time?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about stopping breastfeeding, written by ped…

How vaccines provide immunity by stimulating the immune system

This post is also available in: SvenskaVaccinations provide immunity or protection against infection…

HPV vaccine against cervical cancer

This post is also available in: SvenskaHPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine is a vaccine which prevent…

Impetigo
Impetigo in children – infection and treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaImpetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin that is common …

Incontinence – treatment for bed wetting and daytime wetting in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaIt is common for children to wet themselves. It is estimated …

Babies sleeping, mom watching
Infant sleep – how much or little is normal?

This post is also available in: SvenskaInfant sleep is vastly different to adult sleep. Most newborn…

iPads or mobiles for small children – is screen time dangerous?

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe vast majority of children today probably play on an iPad,…

Red blood cells
Iron deficiency and anemia in babies, children and adolescents

This post is also available in: SvenskaIron deficiency is a common nutritional deficiency in childre…

Lactose intolerance in children
Lactose intolerance in children – symptoms, tests, treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about lactose intolerance and symptoms in ki…

Lumps on the neck of a child
Lumps behind the ear, in the throat or on neck in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaHave you discovered a lump behind the ear, in the throat or o…

Picture of a ring-shaped rash caused by Lyme disease
Lyme disease in children – symptoms and treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaLate summer and early autumn is the peak season for Lyme dise…

Measles – symptoms, transmission, treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about measles. Written by pediatricians for …

Meningitis in children – fever, neck stiffness, sore neck

This post is also available in: SvenskaMeningitis is a feared infection in children. Bacterial menin…

Milk protein allergy in babies and milk-free infant formula

This post is also available in: SvenskaMilk protein allergy, also known as cow’s milk allergy,…

Mum with child in a baby carrier
Mother with borderline personality disorder shares her experiences

This post is also available in: SvenskaThis blog details the extra challenges you face parenting as …

Mouth blisters in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaSeveral viral diseases can cause mouth blisters in children. …

A baby slumbers on a tired mom's shoulder
My baby just wants to sleep on me and your baby doesn’t want to be in your arms

This post is also available in: SvenskaSome babies just want to be close all the time, others never …

Never shake a baby – Shaken Baby Syndrome

This post is also available in: Svenska  If you shake a baby so violently that the head is thro…

Oral rehydration solution (ORS) for children – recipes to prevent dehydration at home

This post is also available in: SvenskaOral rehydration solution (ORS) is indispensable when childre…

Otitis in children – symptoms and treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about otitis. Written by pediatricians for p…

A happy overweight boy bathing
Overweight children, childhood obesity and BMI

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about BMI and obesity in children, written b…

Penicillin or antibiotics in children – Penicillin VK, Floxapen or Amoxil?

This post is also available in: SvenskaSometimes children need penicillin such as Penicillin VK (phe…

Plastic, phthalates and soft plastics are not dangerous for children
Plastic and phthalates: are they dangerous for children?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about plastics and phthalates for children. …

Pneumococcal vaccine in children – efficacy and side effects

This post is also available in: SvenskaPneumococcal vaccine is one of the two vaccines given to chil…

Pneumonia with pneumococcus
Pneumonia in children – symptoms and treatment

This post is also available in: SvenskaPneumonia is an infection in the lungs that can be bacterial …

Pollen allergy in children – runny nose and watery eyes

This post is also available in: SvenskaPollen allergy in children causes watery, itchy, red eyes, ru…

Poor growth in children – investigate and interpret the growth curve

This post is also available in: SvenskaIt’s common to suspect poor growth in your child. &#822…

Postpartum depression
Postpartum depression – when it’s hard to be a parent

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