Recently, some of my parents have raised questions about whether their child should be vaccinated. This worries me. It seems to have become fashionable among certain groups to question the need for vaccination and raise doubts about their safety. Certain
Recently, I have been seeing many cases of gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is an infection of the gut (intestines) that causes diarrhea, and may also cause vomiting, cramps and stomach pain. In most cases, the infection clears without medications within a few
Constipation is an ugly thing for any of us- from babies to old folks. It can range from an annoyance to a serious medical problem, and should never be ignored or dismissed. However, before you reach for over-the counter medications,
Coping with teething is no fun for anyone, especially your baby. Some parents use medications containing an anesthetic chemical called benzocaine to help soothe sore gums. Benzocaine can be found in over-the-counter medicines like Orajel, Baby Orajel, and Orabase.
Each year there are about 50 million antibiotic prescriptions written in the US. That’s right- 50 million! Nobody has any idea how many antibiotics are prescribed in Thailand, but we all know that it is very easy to buy them
Ear infections can cause serious ear pain, sleepless nights, missed work and school, and plenty of stress for parents. For some children, ear infections can become a chronic problem leading to clinic visits, multiple courses of antibiotics, and sometimes a
For many years we thought that bacteria were bad and we should do whatever we can to kill or remove them from our bodies. We tend to fear bacteria as a cause of illness and the marketing departments of companies