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About Head Lice - Bedwetting

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  • About Head Lice
    Head lice are a common infestation of the hair and scalp. This part of the eMedTV site tells you what you need to know about head lice, including who is most at risk, symptoms, and more. A link to more information is also included.
  • About Scoliosis
    This part of the eMedTV Web site features information about scoliosis, a condition in which the spine curves abnormally. This article lists the different types of scoliosis and discusses some of the treatment options.
  • Acetaminophen Suppositories
    Acetaminophen suppositories are a nonprescription drug that is used to treat fevers and relieve pain. This eMedTV Web page explains how to use the suppositories, describes how the drug works, and explains what you should know before using it.
  • Acetaminophen Suppository Dosage
    For babies 3 to 11 months old who need an acetaminophen suppository, dosage starts at 80 mg every six hours. This eMedTV page offers acetaminophen suppository dosing guidelines for children in other age groups and explains how to use suppositories.
  • ActHIB
    ActHIB is a vaccine that can be used alone or in combination to protect children against certain illnesses. This eMedTV segment describes this vaccination in detail, with information on how it is administered, possible side effects, and more.
  • ActHIB Dosage
    Guidelines for ActHIB dosing call for a series of four shots that are given at various times. This eMedTV resource outlines exactly how the ActHIB vaccine should be given, including a delayed schedule and when it should be postponed.
  • ActHIB Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV page explains that because immunosuppressants can react with ActHIB, children taking such drugs may not experience the full benefit of the vaccine. Additional ActHIB drug interactions are described, which should be discussed with your doctor.
  • ActHIB Side Effects
    In clinical studies, possible side effects of ActHIB included irritability, lethargy, and drowsiness. This eMedTV page lists other problems children might experience with this vaccine, including potentially serious ones that require prompt medical care.
  • ActHIB Uses
    The ActHIB vaccine can provide protection against a wide range of diseases, from pneumonia to endocarditis. This eMedTV article describes at length the various uses for ActHIB, with information on how it works and the age groups it is approved for.
  • ActHIB Vaccine Information
    This eMedTV Web presentation discusses the vaccine ActHIB. Information includes its uses, possible side effects, warnings, and drug interactions.
  • ActHIB Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV Web segment explains that children who have had serious reactions to vaccines may need to avoid ActHIB. Precautions and warnings with this vaccination also apply to children with certain bleeding disorders or immunosuppressive conditions.
  • Adacel
    Adacel is a "booster" vaccine used to help prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). This eMedTV resource describes how the vaccine works, explains how often it is given, and lists some of the side effects that may occur.
  • Adacel and Breastfeeding
    Adacel is generally considered safe for use while breastfeeding. This article from the eMedTV archives offers a more in-depth look at breastfeeding and Adacel, including information on when it is best for women to get the vaccine.
  • Adacel and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page explains, giving Adacel (Tdap vaccine) to a pregnant woman can help prevent spreading whooping cough to the newborn. This article takes a closer look at the recommendations on this topic.
  • Adacel Dosage
    For most people, Adacel is given as a single, one-time injection. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at the dosing guidelines for Adacel, with details on who should get vaccinated more than once.
  • Adacel Drug Interactions
    Immunosuppressants, tetanus immune globulin, and other vaccines may cause interactions with Adacel. This eMedTV page lists various types of immunosuppressant drugs that can interfere with Adacel and describes the potential effects of these interactions.
  • Adacel Side Effects
    Common side effects of Adacel include fever and injection site redness, pain, or swelling. This article on the eMedTV Web site also lists some of the potentially serious side effects of the vaccine that should be reported to your doctor immediately.
  • Adacel Uses
    The vaccine Adacel is licensed to prevent pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, and diphtheria. This eMedTV page covers the uses of Adacel in more detail, including information on how it works, and explains whether the vaccine is suitable for children.
  • Adacel Vaccine Information
    Before receiving the Adacel vaccine, discuss the product's safety information with your healthcare provider. This eMedTV article explains the conditions this drug is used to prevent and describes circumstances in which it may need to be avoided.
  • Adacel Warnings and Precautions
    If you are ill, it is recommended to postpone vaccination with Adacel until you are feeling better. This eMedTV segment provides more warnings and precautions for Adacel, including information on who may not be able to safely get this vaccination.
  • Adult Fifth Disease
    While it can affect an adult, fifth disease is a mild illness most often seen in children. As this eMedTV article explains, however, when adults do get fifth disease, they may experience joint pain and are less likely to have a rash.
  • All About Colostrum
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, colostrum is an important nutritional fluid produced by the breasts right before the breast milk comes in. This article examines the importance of colostrum, along with a Q&A portion that answers common questions.
  • Allergies and Starting Solid Foods
    When your baby starts solid foods, introduce one food at a time to determine if they have a food allergy. This eMedTV Web page explains how to introduce solid foods in babies with potential allergies and lists possible signs of an allergic reaction.
  • Alternative Therapies for Colic
    Before turning to alternative therapies for colic, it's important to do your research. This eMedTV page explains why natural remedies may not be effective treatment for colic and covers what to know before buying any "natural" product for your baby.
  • Amount of Baby Formula by Age
    Depending on your child's age, the amount of baby formula needed per day will vary. This article from the eMedTV Web site offers information on how much formula you should feed your baby boy or baby girl in their first year of life.
  • Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium ES
    Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES is a drug prescribed to treat bacterial ear infections in children. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this antibiotic, including information on how it works, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium ES Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, your child's dosage of amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES will be calculated by weight. This article offers specific dosing guidelines for this antibiotic and also highlights several tips for effectively using this drug.
  • Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium ES Information
    Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES is an antibiotic prescribed for treating ear infections in children. This eMedTV Web page offers some basic information on amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES, including side effects and safety precautions.
  • Antifungal Diaper Rash Creams
    The best treatment for a yeast diaper rash is to treat it for what it is -- a fungal infection. This page on the eMedTV site provides more information about various antifungal creams for diaper rash that are currently available.
  • Apgar Score: Your Newborn's First Test
    As this eMedTV article explains, the Apgar score is a test that newborns are given shortly after being born. This selection takes an in-depth look at this test, describing what it looks for, why it is performed, and what results are considered normal.
  • Articles on Scoliosis
    This eMedTV selection includes articles on scoliosis, a condition in which the spine curves from side to side. These articles are meant to give a brief overview, covering topics such as symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
  • Atrovent Nasal Spray
    Atrovent nasal spray may be prescribed to treat a runny nose due to the common cold or allergies. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at Atrovent nasal spray and its effects, precautions and warnings, and dosing information.
  • Atrovent Nasal Spray Dosage
    This eMedTV page explains that your age and the cause of your runny nose are among the factors that will determine your Atrovent nasal spray dosage. This page describes dosing guidelines for adults and children, and also covers tips for using the drug.
  • Atrovent Nasal Spray Side Effects
    Possible side effects of Atrovent nasal spray include a sore throat, headaches, and nosebleeds. This eMedTV resource explains how common these Atrovent nasal spray side effects are and outlines some side effects that may require medical attention.
  • Atrovent Nasal Spray Uses
    Atrovent nasal spray may be prescribed to treat a runny nose due to various causes. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at Atrovent nasal spray uses and explains how various strengths of the drug work for different causes of a runny nose.
  • Atrovent Nasal Spray Warnings and Precautions
    Notify your healthcare provider if you develop any vision problems while taking Atrovent nasal spray. This eMedTV article provides other Atrovent nasal spray warnings and precautions, including a list of possible complications that may occur.
  • Baby Advice
    As a new parent or parent-to-be, it is likely that many people will offer their advice on parenting. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at good and bad advice people may offer and provides tips on how to deal with unwarranted baby advice.
  • Baby Care Week by Week Information
    This eMedTV resource describes the changes your baby will undergo in the first two weeks of life and lists questions you may have. There is also a link to a health channel with information on what to expect week by week as your baby grows.
  • Baby Colic
    As this page of the eMedTV Web site explains, in a baby, colic is typically defined as crying for more than three hours straight at least three days a week for more than three weeks. This page also discusses possible causes and how long colic lasts.
  • Baby Colic Causes
    The digestive system, psychological factors, and social factors may all contribute to the causes of colic. This eMedTV Web segment further discusses these and other possible causes and explains how best to handle an infant with colic.
  • Baby Colic Information
    Are you concerned your baby has colic? This eMedTV selection presents some important information on this topic, including its characteristics, how long the condition lasts, and why it does not mean something is necessarily wrong with your baby.
  • Baby Diaper Rash
    With most cases of diaper rash, babies between 9 and 12 months old are affected. This article from the eMedTV Web site discusses some of the common causes of diaper rashes and explains how you can treat the rash with home remedies.
  • Baby Feeding Chart
    The number and frequency of feedings for a newborn will change dramatically in the first few months. This eMedTV Web page includes a chart of standard baby feeding schedules provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Baby Formula Feeding
    All infant formulas are designed to be the best possible substitute for natural human breast milk. This eMedTV resource provides some general tips on formula feeding your baby and describes the three different ways that formulas are prepared.
  • Baby Meals -- Without the Mess
    Oyster crackers, toasted waffles, and peas are some examples of easy finger foods for your baby. This eMedTV Web resource offers more information on mess-free meals for your baby, as well as tips for making the transition to solid foods.
  • Baby Nutrition Needs
    About 50 percent of a baby's nutritional needs will come from solid foods by the end of their first year. This eMedTV segment discusses the importance of incorporating certain solid foods into your child's diet at around four to six months of age.
  • Baby Proofing
    As this eMedTV segment explains, installing outlet covers, carbon monoxide detectors, and baby gates are some ways to make your home safer for your baby. This article offers several suggestions for baby proofing your home room by room.
  • Baby Teeth Order
    Babies between 6 and 10 months of age typically begin to show the first signs of teething. This page from the eMedTV site explains what happens during the teething process and provides a chart that shows the order in which baby teeth come in.
  • Baby Teething Age
    In general, 6 to 10 months is the average age for babies to show teething signs. This segment from the eMedTV Web site explains what teeth will come in first and includes a timeline for when all the other teeth will typically appear.
  • Baby Teething Information
    The average baby begins teething at around 6 to 10 months of age. This page of the eMedTV library provides more information about teething in babies, including a list of possible symptoms that may indicate teeth are coming in and which ones emerge first.
  • Baby Week 2
    The second week of a newborn's life is a time of healing. This eMedTV Web article explains what to expect during this second week and outlines some suggestions on how to effectively take care of a two-week-old baby with patience and good judgment.
  • Baby's First Solid Foods
    Your baby should start with solid foods that are easily digested, such as single grain cereals. This part of the eMedTV library provides tips on when and how to introduce these first solid foods to your baby and explains what foods to try next.
  • Back Brace for Scoliosis
    There are two types of back braces for scoliosis: the Milwaukee brace and the thoracolumbosacral orthosis. This eMedTV segment describes these devices and explains how a back brace can stop a spinal curve from getting worse.
  • Bacterial Pink Eye
    There are three types of conjunctivitis (pink eye): bacterial, viral, and allergic. This eMedTV resource explores the causes of bacterial conjunctivitis, lists common symptoms, and describes the various treatment options that are available.
  • Balmex
    Balmex is a line of over-the-counter (OTC) diaper rash products used to both treat and prevent rashes. This eMedTV resource describes the various products in this line, explains how they work, and provides information on how to use them.
  • Balmex Dosage
    As with most diaper rash creams and ointments, there is no standard recommended "dosage" for Balmex. As this eMedTV article explains, Balmex products are intended to be applied liberally as often as needed for both treating and preventing diaper rash.
  • Balmex Drug Interactions
    There are no known drug interactions with Balmex products at this time. As this eMedTV page explains, you should still mention Balmex if your child's doctor asks about measures you have taken to treat diaper rash (so he or she knows what you've tried).
  • Balmex Medication Information
    This eMedTV resource presents some basic information on Balmex, a medication used to treat and prevent diaper rash. It lists the various forms and includes some general application guidelines. An important safety precaution is also included.
  • Balmex Overdose
    An overdose of Balmex is not likely to occur if the product is used as intended (applied to the skin). This eMedTV Web page explains when serious overdose symptoms are more likely to occur and describes the treatment options for this type of overdose.
  • Balmex Side Effects
    Potential side effects of Balmex cream or powder include stinging, itching, and tingling. As this eMedTV segment explains, Balmex is unlikely to cause serious problems if it is used properly; side effects are more likely to occur if it is ingested.
  • Balmex Uses
    Balmex products are licensed to both treat and prevent diaper rash. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes these products in more detail, explains how they work, and explores possible off-label uses for Balmex cream.
  • Balmex Warnings and Precautions
    Talk to your child's doctor before using Balmex if your baby has a yeast diaper rash. This eMedTV article explains what else you should be aware of before using this medicine. Warnings and precautions on who should not use Balmex are also on this page.
  • Bedweting
    Bedwetting is a problem that may be caused by overproduction of urine at night. This eMedTV resource explores other causes of bedwetting and explains if medical attention is needed for this problem. Bedweting is a common misspelling of bedwetting.
  • Bedwetting
    It is very common for children under the age of six to wet their bed. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth discussion on bedwetting, including why it occurs, how it can be treated, who is most likely to be affected by it, and more.
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