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Health News - Pediatrics

What to know about baby acne
Baby acne, or neonatal acne, affects around 20 percent of newborns. It usually clears up without treatment. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and similar conditions here. (Medical News Today)

How to treat severe eczema
Treating severe eczema can be challenging, but certain intensive treatments can help reduce symptoms. Learn about what doctors can do for severe eczema in adults and children here. (Medical News Today)

How to get super glue off the skin
Super glue is an effective adhesive, but a person may accidentally bind their skin to other objects, or glue their fingers together. Super glue is not usually harmful to the skin, and a few quick home remedies can remove it. Learn how to get super glue off the skin using acetone, a pumice stone, butter, and more. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about stridor
Stridor is an abnormal breathing sound that resembles wheezing or creaking. It is more common in children but can happen in anyone. Learn about the causes, and how stridor sounds here. (Medical News Today)

Is a bleeding belly button normal in newborns?
It is not unusual for a newborn's belly button to bleed. This can occur due to the cord separating from the body or irritation from clothing. Learn more about why bleeding may occur and when it is a sign of something more serious. (Medical News Today)

Surgeons carry out spine surgery in the womb
Scientists can repair a potentially disabling spine defect, spina bifida, in the womb. This procedure is becoming more widely available little by little. (Medical News Today)

What to know about freckles
Freckles are flat, brown marks that appear on a person’s skin. Sun exposure and genetics can cause freckles. People with light-colored skin and eyes are more likely to get freckles. In this article, we look at the causes of freckles, identification, risk factors, and how people can reduce the appearance of freckles. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about gingivostomatitis
Gingivostomatitis is an infection that occurs in and around the mouth. It causes painful sores, blisters, and swelling. It is more common in children and is highly contagious. Learn more about the causes and risk factors in this article, as well as treatment options and how to get relief. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ulcerative colitis in children
While ulcerative colitis is more common in those between the ages of 15 and 30 years old, it can also occur in children. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments. (Medical News Today)

What is wryneck and how is it treated?
Wryneck, also known as torticollis, is a condition where the neck tilts to one side. Babies can be born with it, or people can develop it for several reasons. While wryneck can be uncomfortable, there are several treatment options available for each type, ranging from stretching and therapy to surgery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

In my view: Why I now agree with vaccination
When I was little, my mom didn't vaccinate me. In this article, I explore why I disagree with her decision, and why I chose to get vaccinated as an adult. (Medical News Today)

How to treat chapped lips in a newborn
Chapped lips are common in newborns. People can relieve dry lips using gentle home remedies, such as moisturizing creams and oils. In this article, we explore the causes, treatment, and prevention of chapped lips in newborns. (Medical News Today)

What can cause a rash on the face in a baby?
Babies commonly develop rashes on their faces. Most are nothing to worry about, and many clear up on their own. Possible causes include eczema, acne, milia, and slapped cheek syndrome. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Is it safe to use Pepto-Bismol while breastfeeding?
Although researchers are still unsure whether Pepto-Bismol passes into a woman's breast milk, most health authorities recommend avoiding it while breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the safety and risks of taking Pepto-Bismol while breastfeeding. Also, find out about safe alternatives. (Medical News Today)

Can you take NyQuil while breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding women may worry about the effects that taking NyQuil to relieve cold and flu symptoms might have on the baby. Some products are safe to use but others may require caution depending on their ingredients, such as those containing alcohol. Learn more about the impact of using NyQuil while breastfeeding. (Medical News Today)

Psoriasis and breastfeeding: What to know
Some women find that pregnancy and breastfeeding reduce their psoriasis symptoms, while others experience worse or more frequent flare-ups. Here, learn to treat psoriasis while breastfeeding, without risking the baby's health. Also, discover why breastfeeding may trigger flare-ups, and get some tips for managing them. (Medical News Today)

Can you eat sushi while breastfeeding?
While many women know that they should avoid sushi during pregnancy, they may wonder whether or not sushi is safe to eat while breastfeeding. There is no reason to avoid eating sushi from a reputable source while breastfeeding. Some types of fish may have health benefits for the woman and baby. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Risks and effects of adenoid removal
Adenoids are glands at the back of the throat that can become swollen and sometimes infected in children. If enlarged adenoids are causing problems, such as breathing or sleeping difficulties, removal may be necessary. The surgery is generally safe and effective, and recovery takes 1 to 2 weeks. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about leukemia survival rates
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells. A person's chances of surviving leukemia depend on a variety of factors, including their age, overall health, time of diagnosis, and response to treatment. Children and younger people have higher survival rates. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

Does teething cause a baby to vomit?
Vomiting and fever may sometimes accompany teething. Teething is a normal part of a child’s development that may cause some discomfort. However, it is unlikely that teething is a direct cause of vomiting. In this article, we suggest other possible causes of vomiting and discuss how to relieve the symptoms of teething. (Medical News Today)

What are the best positions for breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is a skill that takes time for both a woman and baby to learn. The best breastfeeding positions may change over time as the woman gains confidence and the baby grows. Learn about the best breastfeeding positions for comfort, a good latch, and reduced risk of muscle strains and nipple injuries. (Medical News Today)

How to treat and prevent drool rash
It is common for healthy infants to drool during their first 18 months, especially while teething. However, saliva that comes into contact with the skin may cause irritation and lead to a red, itchy rash. Parents and caregivers can easily treat drool rash using simple home remedies. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

How do you treat neck pain in children?
Many cases of neck pain in children are due to muscle strain. Home remedies and lifestyle changes are often enough to help a child get relief. Applying heat, improving posture, and exercise can help. Neck pain due to an infection or injury requires a visit to a doctor. Learn more about treating neck pain in children. (Medical News Today)

What are symptoms of type 2 diabetes in children?
Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly common in children, and this is linked to a rise in obesity. However, the condition can be difficult to detect in children because it develops gradually. Symptoms, treatment, and prevention of type 2 diabetes are similar in children and adults. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to spot and treat RSV in babies
Respiratory syncytial virus infection is common among babies and causes symptoms similar to a cold. Most of the time, it goes away within 1 to 2 weeks, but the virus can also cause severe problems with breathing in some cases. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options for caregivers here. (Medical News Today)

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