Giving children medicine is one of the difficult parts of parenting. Children are often given liquid medicine, but it’s common for them refuse to take… Read More »Giving children medicine when they vomit or refuse to take liquid penicillin
Streptococcus is a bacteria that causes many different common infections in children. Tonsillitis, otitis, perianal strep and impetigo can be caused by streptococcus. Serious infections… Read More »Streptococcus in children – tonsillitis, perianal strep and scarlet fever
Meningitis is a feared infection in children. Bacterial meningitis is life-threatening and requires immediate care. Viral meningitis is rarely life-threatening but may require hospitalization. Symptoms… Read More »Meningitis in children – fever, neck stiffness, sore neck
In the mother’s womb, a baby does not need to be able to breathe. Oxygenation occurs through the placenta. Once the umbilical cord is cut,… Read More »When a newborn has trouble breathing, is my child deprived of oxygen?
We received a thought-provoking question from a reader: Hey! Thanks for your interesting and informative blog! I wonder, what does dust consist of? I have… Read More »What’s in dust? Do I have to vacuum? Is dust dangerous?