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Baby Health

Covers all topics about baby and child health, common health problems, disease, and how to avoid them.

Roseola

Roseola

Roseola is a mild viral infection that usually affects children between 6 months and 2 years of age. Roseola is common and most children do get

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a viral infection common in children. As the name suggests it is characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the

Herpangina

Herpangina

Herpangina is a common childhood illness caused by a virus. Herpangina is characterized by small, blister-like ulcers on the roof of the mouth and in

Common Cold

Common Cold

The common cold is an infection of the upper part of the respiratory system. It affects the nose, throat, and empty cavities in the skull called

Coughing

Coughing

Cough is a common sickness for children. It is usually caused by respiratory tract infections such as a cold. Only occasionally a cough may be caused

Flu and Influenza

Flu and Influenza

Influenza, or flu, is an infection of the respiratory tract caused by a virus. It affects the nose, throat, lungs and other parts of the body. The flu

Gastroenteritis in Children

Gastroenteritis in Children

Gastroenteritis (gastro) is a bowel infection, most often caused by a virus but can also be caused by bacteria or parasites. If your baby is less than

Water safety

Water safety

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

Nosebleeds

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,

Air Pollution (PM 2.5)

Air Pollution (PM 2.5)

Children are especially vulnerable to air pollution, as their lungs are still growing, and because children are so active, they breathe in a great

Teeth development

Teeth development

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

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps our bodies use calcium to build and maintain strong bones and teeth. 

Diarrhea

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is usually is not a sign of a serious illness, but it can make children lose fluids, salts, and minerals.

Toilet training

Toilet training

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.

Foreskin care

Foreskin care

The foreskin is the skin that covers and protects the end of the penis.

Chickenpox

Chickenpox

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

Runny nose

Runny nose

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

Fever

Fever

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.

Vaccine / Immunization

Vaccine / Immunization

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

Dental care

Dental care

Healthy teeth and gums are vital to children’s general well being. Good dental care starts therefore before the first baby teeth arrive. 

Sun protection

Sun protection

Babies have thinner skin and underdeveloped melanin, so their skin burns easily. Too much unprotected exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can

Screen time

Screen time

Letting children play with phones, can lead to serious mental and health problems later in life.

Allergies

Allergies

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

Lice

Lice

Head lice are tiny parasitic insects that live inside a child hair.

Eye problems

Eye problems

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

Weight and height

Weight and height

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

Salty food

Salty food

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.

Sugar intake

Sugar intake

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

Feeding

Feeding

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

Sleeping patterns

Sleeping patterns

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

Sleep problems

Sleep problems

Every young child needs to sleep. It is the primary activity of the brain during early development. Many children have trouble falling asleep. But

Eating problems

Eating problems

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

Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain

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

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children. The virus infects the lungs and breathing passages.RSV

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