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Drowning is the most common cause of death for children in Thailand. Learn about water safety to prevent a child from any accidents around water.
Nosebleeds are very common. Also called epistaxis, they occur when a small blood vessel in the lining of the nose bursts. This can happen easily, because the inside of the child’s nose is delicate and the small blood vessels are fragile and close to the surface.
Children are especially vulnerable to air pollution, as their lungs are still growing, and because children are so active, they breathe in a great deal of air. If children are exposed to toxic air, it can impact their small lungs, their brain, and hence their hearts.
Babies are generally born with 20 baby teeth starting to get through the gums at about 6 months while for others they don’t come until around 1 year old and all the teeth have generally emerged by the moment the baby is 2 to 3 years of age. This process is called teething.
Vitamin D helps our bodies use calcium to build and maintain strong bones and teeth.
Diarrhea is usually is not a sign of a serious illness, but it can make children lose fluids, salts, and minerals.
Many parents are unsure about when to start potty training. To find the right time for your child, it’s important to watch for specific signs.
The foreskin is the skin that covers and protects the end of the penis.
Chickenpox is a contagious viral infection that causes fever and an itchy rash with spots all over the body. It is a common childhood illness in Thailand in kids under age 12.
A runny nose, also called rhinorrhea, happens when excess fluid drains from your child’s nose. The fluid is mucus that is thin or thick, clear or opaque, and can be a sign of a flu, a simple cold, or just an allergic reaction.
Every healthy child will catch a fever from time to time. Still, a lot of parents feel worried experiencing a feverish child for the first time.
Immunization is one of the most important things you can do to protect your children’s health. If you fail to vaccinate, your child could become seriously ill.
Healthy teeth and gums are vital to children’s general well being. Good dental care starts therefore before the first baby teeth arrive.
Babies have thinner skin and underdeveloped melanin, so their skin burns easily. Too much unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin damage, eye damage, immune system suppression, and developing skin cancer. Sunburn can also cause considerable pain and discomfort in the short term.
Letting children play with phones, can lead to serious mental and health problems later in life.
If your child has a rash, sniffles or sneezes often, it could be an allergy. Allergic reactions can be caused by cow milk, dust mites, pets and other things.
Head lice are tiny parasitic insects that live inside a child hair.
Healthy eyes are a critical part of kids’ development. As many vision problems that are detected early, also can be treated, make eye checks part of your child’s routine medical care.
After delivery, babies usually lose 5 to 7 percent of body weight. Newborns then usually regain their birth weight within the first two weeks. Their weight should be checked regularly during that time. If your baby loses a large amount of weight or doesn’t regain their birth weight, contact your doctor.
Most parents watch out for sugar intake but they may not be aware that kids are getting a high amount of salt in their diets which is equally bad.
Children younger than 2 years should not have any sugar added to their food or drinks. Unfortunately most milk products and fruit juices contain lots of sugar.
Toddlers and young children need to eat a variety of foods to develop well. Starting exclusive with breast milk or formula, they later should get plenty of vegetables, grains, lentils, beans, some dairy, fish or meat. What they don’t need are added sugar, salty snacks, fruits juices or processed foods.
Newborns sleep a lot, typically up to 16 hours a day. Although most don’t stay asleep for more than two to four hours at a time, as they like to get fed in regular intervals. As your child grows up, the sleep patterns change.
Every young child needs to sleep. It is the primary activity of the brain during early development. Many children have trouble falling asleep. But also waking up throughout the night is very common.
It’s normal for young children to refuse food. In fact, almost every child goes through a period of rejecting new foods. Fortunately, eventually most children grow out of this phase.
Pain in your child’s abdomen (stomach) is fairly common. But for children it might be difficult to locate the pain, which results in a hard time diagnosing the fundamental issue.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children. The virus infects the lungs and breathing passages.RSV can lead to other severe infections, including pneumonia. It is most serious in babies.
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