Recently, suggested changes to maternal immunization guidelines suggest
all women be vaccinated with Tdap in every pregnancy, but Tdap is not
the only immunization currently being investigated.
The OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is designed to give users privacy,
accuracy and a preliminary test result for HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies.
Mastitis is caused by common bacteria in the breast – staphylococcus
aureus. Cracks in the skin or nipples allow the bacteria to enter the
body and cause an infection.
The PCV, or pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, protects children against
the streptococcus pneumonia bacteria. Pneumococcal infections are known
to cause meningitis, blood infections and pneumonia, mostly in children.
MCV4 is a new vaccine against meningococcal disease. The disease is
caused by bacteria that can cause meningitis and death. More than 1,000
people contract meningococcal disease every year.
A review of intravenous immunoglobulin use to treat neonatal sepsis by
Ohlsson et al, reported significantly positive outcome with use.
If during the ultrasound an infant is deemed smaller than they should be
for gestational age, special attention may be paid to infant size for
the duration of the pregnancy.
When breastfeeding you must understand how to take care of your breasts
correctly, especially in the event that you experience pain. There are
many different problems that may come about while breastfeeding.
Rotavirus is a common childhood infection that nearly all children suffer from before the age of 5. While the infection generally resolves without medical intervention, children with compromised immune systems may suffer severe symptoms leading to hospitalization and death.
Rotavirus is a common childhood infection that nearly all children suffer from before the age of 5.
You've gotten through your pregnancy, dealt with pregnancy infections, given birth, and now your child has an infection. Below is a guide to the symptoms, treatment and commons questions relating to infections that may occur during childhood:
Ringworm is a fungal infection. The fungi live on dead tissues found on the skin, nails and hair. Ringworm can infect the feet and genital area, causing athlete's foot and jock itch. The condition is extremely easy to treat.
MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This means the bacteria that causes MRSA is resistant to common antibiotics.
RSV infects the breathing passages and lungs in small children and infants.
Adults can also be affected by RSV. Adults have the immunity to fight
off RSV, but young children and infants have not yet built up enough
immunity so the condition may worsen and lead to other illnesses.
Reye's Syndrome is not an infection; rather, it is an illness that affects some children after a viral infection. Clinical studies have linked Reye's Syndrome with aspirin.
Mumps is a viral infection spread from one child to another via saliva (spit). The main area affected by mumps are the parotid salivary glands. These glands are located behind the cheeks.
An inflammation of the protective outer lining of the brain and spinal cord is called meningitis. The majority of cases are brought about by viruses or bacteria, although it can be associated with types of illness or medications.
Impetigo is an infection of the skin caused by bacteria known as strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus). MRSA, methicillin-resistant staph aureus, is also known to cause impetigo.
When the upper airways are inflamed your child may develop hoarseness and a cough sounding more like a dog than a human. This condition is called croup and it most often affects children between 6 months and 3 years of age.
Recent research reveals using multiple drugs after birth greatly reduces the risk of infant HIV infection.
Lyme disease is caused by the black-legged tick. Ticks are more
predominant in spring, summer and fall months, but children can contract
the disease any time of year.
If vaginal discharge is a problem, laboratory tests can be run to rule
out serious illnesses or conditions to help ease a woman’s mind.
Women who come into the Hospital in full labor but without having had a GBS culture are typically treated with antibiotics to protect the infant from a group B Strep infection.
Slapped Face Syndrome is caused by a virus called parvovirus B19 that blocks red blood cell development and causes a rash on the face.
Children born with hypotonia have low muscle tone and lower than average strength. Most children are not born with hypotonia, but develop it as a result of some other disorder or disease.
According to reports out of the Oregon Health and Science University, training the immune system to fend off HIV during the first hours after birth
In a new study published by the Archives of Diseases in Childhood, women who exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life were less likely to report common infections
Parents often believe infants are too young to practice infection prevention. From birth, babies seem naturally lured to fingers and any other items they can grasp and shove in their mouths.