Throat Problems: Child Choking It is very worrying whenever your child swallows a foreign object. Even though most swallowed foreign bodies will pass down the intestines without much difficulty, it is still important to see a doctor for a proper check. The following situations would require emergency medical attention: Ingestion of disc/button battery Ingestion of
Nosebleeds in Children What Causes Nosebleeds? Nosebleeds are common in young children. While they can be quite alarming, there is usually no reason for you to panic. Most of the time, they are not due to a serious condition. Your child’s nasal lining is still quite delicate as they are still growing, therefore they tend
Baby & Children Hearing Development The following information has been prepared to help you monitor behavioural responses of your child’s hearing ability. The checklist indicates behaviours that are age appropriate for the detection of hearing loss. In addition, a list of what you can do to help your child learn to speak and to use
Ear Problems: Foreign Body in the Ear Foreign Bodies in the Ear Foreign bodies such as small objects that commonly get stuck in children’s ears include inanimate things (toys, earrings), vegetable materials or Objects stuck in the ear may cause symptoms such as: Ear pain Ringing noise in the ears Extreme discomfort (especially in the
Ear Infections in Kids (Acute Otitis) Ear Infections in Children Ear infections can be typically categorized into two types depending on which part of the ear becomes infected, either in the ear canal or in the middle ear. Here, we explain these in detail. Ear infections in kids can occur in the ear canal or
Bronchiolitis/Bronchitis What is Bronchiolitis/Bronchitis? Bronchiolitis or bronchitis is an infection of the respiratory tract or airways leading to the lungs. While bronchiolitis is common in young children below the age of 1, bronchitis presents more in older children and adults. What Causes Bronchiolitis/Bronchitis? Bronchiolitis is caused by viruses similar to those in a common cold.
Asthma What is Asthma? Asthma is a respiratory condition in which the airway narrows and swells, and produces extra mucus which makes breathing difficult. This can result in wheezing, experiencing shortness of breath and even chest tightness. A severe asthma attack can be life-threatening. What Causes Asthma? Asthma sufferers have inflamed bronchial tubes that are