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  • Colic Remedies
    Dietary changes and comforting strategies are some of the possible remedies for colic. This eMedTV Web resource offers more suggestions on treating colic, including information on the goals of these strategies and what your doctor may recommend.
  • Colic Symptoms
    As this eMedTV page explains, a common symptom of colic is persistent crying for more than three hours a day more than three days a week. This article further discusses these signs and symptoms, including the difference between normal crying and colic.
  • Colic Treatment
    Calming strategies and dietary changes are some of the possible ways to treat colic in your baby. This eMedTV page offers more tips on how to treat this condition in infants, including certain sensory stimulation and limiting outside noise and movement.
  • Collic
    A colicky baby will cry for more than three hours straight, three days a week for more than three weeks. This eMedTV Web article briefly describes what colic is, how long it lasts, and possible causes. Collic is a common misspelling of colic.
  • Common School Questions
    Do you know how to identify common childhood ailments and when to keep your child home from school? This eMedTV Web page answers these common school questions and includes links to more detailed information, with checklists, symptom lists, and more.
  • Common Signs of Common School Ailments
    Rotavirus, strep throat, and lice are just a few of the infections that can occur in school-aged children. This eMedTV article provides a detailed description of these and other common ailments, with details on signs and symptoms, treatment, and more.
  • Complications of Mono
    As this eMedTV segment explains, possible mono complications include a wide range of health problems, such as anemia, ruptured spleen, and meningitis. This article takes a closer look at these and other complications associated with the disease.
  • Comvax
    Comvax is a combination vaccine used to prevent Hib and hepatitis B. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers an overview of this product, including information on why it is currently unavailable, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
  • Comvax Dosage
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the standard Comvax dosage consists of three injections, with the first one typically given at two months of age. This article takes an in-depth look at the dosing guidelines for this combination vaccine.
  • Comvax Drug Interactions
    Azathioprine, warfarin, and cortisone are some of the medications that can cause Comvax drug interactions. This eMedTV page provides a detailed list of medicines that can interfere with the vaccine and explains what can happen when interactions occur.
  • Comvax Side Effects
    Common side effects of Comvax include crying, dizziness, loss of appetite, and irritability. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at the vaccine's side effects, including potentially serious problems that require immediate medical attention.
  • Comvax Uses
    Comvax is approved to protect against both hepatitis B and Hib. This part of the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at the uses for Comvax, including information on how the vaccine works and why it may sometimes be used for "off-label" purposes.
  • Comvax Vaccine Information
    Comvax is a vaccine that helps prevent hepatitis B and Hib. This part of the eMedTV Web site offers more information on Comvax, including details on the vaccine's availability, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Comvax Warnings and Precautions
    Your child can receive Comvax if he or she has a mild illness, such as the common cold. This eMedTV selection lists a number of other Comvax precautions and warnings, including information on who should avoid the product altogether.
  • Cure for Pink Eye
    Pink eye that is caused by a virus or allergies cannot be "cured," although symptoms are treated. As this eMedTV page explains, however, there is a bacterial pink eye cure. Using antibiotic drops or ointments for a week or so often resolves the condition.
  • Daptacel
    Daptacel is a routine childhood vaccine approved to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough. This eMedTV segment describes how the vaccine works, explains when your child should get vaccinated, and lists possible side effects of the product.
  • Daptacel Dosage
    Although there is only one standard dose of Daptacel, there is flexibility in the vaccination schedule. This eMedTV page explains at what age your child should get injections from the five-dose series and offers general dosing guidelines for the vaccine.
  • Daptacel Drug Interactions
    Immunosuppressants and anticoagulants are some of the drugs that may cause interactions with Daptacel. This eMedTV article describes the potential effects of these drug interactions and lists specific products that may interact with the vaccine.
  • Daptacel Side Effects
    Common side effects of Daptacel include fever, loss of appetite, and swelling at the injection site. This eMedTV Web page lists other common side effects and also describes rare but serious problems that require immediate medical attention.
  • Daptacel Uses
    The DTaP vaccine Daptacel helps prevent pertussis, tetanus, and diphtheria in young children. This eMedTV resource covers the approved uses for Daptacel in more detail and explains how the vaccine works to prevent these various diseases.
  • Daptacel Vaccine Information
    Daptacel is used to provide protection against tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and diphtheria. This eMedTV segment offers more information about the Daptacel vaccine, including details on how it works and when to get your child vaccinated.
  • Daptacel Warnings and Precautions
    Your child should not receive Daptacel if he or she has a progressive neurological disorder. This eMedTV page offers more information on who should not get the vaccine. Warnings and precautions on what side effects may occur with Daptacel are also listed.
  • Daycare
    Safety, cost, and location are some of the factors to consider when searching for a daycare for your baby. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at other factors to consider during your search, including potential dangers.
  • Daycare Providers
    Some parents may prefer to hire an individual daycare provider rather than use a daycare center. This eMedTV page offers several tips for finding a private childcare provider, including a list of questions to ask your potential caregiver.
  • Delaying Solids
    If you delay introducing solids to a baby, it may reduce your child's growth rate. As this eMedTV page explains, starting solid foods between four to six months of age is ideal; starting after this age may result in iron deficiency or other problems.
  • Desetin
    Desitin is an over-the-counter barrier ointment used to both treat and prevent diaper rashes. This eMedTV resource explores how it works and explains how often this ointment should be applied. Desetin is a common misspelling of Desitin.
  • Desiten Cream
    Desitin is a non-prescription ointment used to treat and prevent diaper rash. This eMedTV page describes how various Desitin products work and explains how dosing works for the ointment. Desiten cream is a common variation and misspelling of Desitin.
  • Desitin
    Desitin is a line of non-prescription ointments approved for treating and preventing diaper rashes. This eMedTV resource lists the various products currently available, explains how they work, and offers dosing information for these ointments.
  • Desitin Cream Information
    Desitin is a non-prescription product approved for treating and preventing diaper rash. This eMedTV segment offers information about the different forms of Desitin cream, explains how the products work, and covers how often they should be applied.
  • Desitin Dosage
    There are no set dosing guidelines for Desitin; the ointment should be applied liberally, as often as needed. This eMedTV article provides more information about dosing for this diaper rash product and offers tips on how to apply the ointment.
  • Desitin Drug Interactions
    At this time, there are no known drug interactions with Desitin. As this eMedTV page explains, if your doctor prescribes a second product, be sure to ask if you should continue to use Desitin (as it may reduce the effectiveness of other products).
  • Desitin for Diaper Rash
    If your child has diaper rash, Desitin may be a good choice for a barrier ointment. This segment from the eMedTV Web site lists the various Desitin products currently available and explains how the ointment works to treat and prevent diaper rash.
  • Desitin Ointment
    Available as an ointment, Desitin is used for treating and preventing diaper rashes. This eMedTV article lists various Desitin products currently available, describes the effects of the ointments, and explains when and how to use these products.
  • Desitin Overdose
    An oral overdose of Desitin may result in pneumonia, low blood sugar, or yellow eyes and skin. This eMedTV segment lists other possible overdose effects and explains what steps your child's doctor may take to treat an overdose of this ointment.
  • Desitin Side Effects
    As this eMedTV segment explains, side effects are unlikely with Desitin products. Serious side effects are more likely to occur if the ointment is taken by mouth; problems do not usually occur if the product is applied to the skin only.
  • Desitin Uses
    Desitin is approved for the treatment and prevention of diaper rashes. This article from the eMedTV Web site further discusses the approved uses for Desitin products, explains how these ointments work, and lists possible "off-label" uses.
  • Desitin Warnings and Precautions
    Stop using Desitin if your child's rash does not improve within seven days. This eMedTV resource offers other general warnings and precautions for Desitin, including information on who should not use this particular diaper rash ointment.
  • Desonide Foam
    Desonide foam is a prescription skin medicine used to treat atopic dermatitis in adults and children. This eMedTV resource describes how this steroid works to reduce inflammation, offers general dosing guidelines, lists potential side effects, and more.
  • Desonide Foam Dosage
    This eMedTV segment explains that the standard dosage for desonide foam is to apply a small amount of foam to the affected areas of the skin twice a day. This article also outlines some important tips for how to safely and effectively use this medicine.
  • Desonide Foam Information
    Desonide foam is a drug that is available by prescription and used for treating atopic dermatitis. This eMedTV Web page offers more information on desonide foam, including how it works, possible side effects, and dosing tips.
  • Desonide Foam Side Effects
    While most desonide foam side effects are minor, some reactions to the drug require immediate medical care. This eMedTV page describes possible side effects of this medicine, including common reactions, long-term effects, and potentially serious problems.
  • Developmental Milestones
    The new abilities your baby learns as she grows are commonly referred to as developmental milestones. This eMedTV article further describes how your healthcare provider will track the progress of your child's developmental milestones.
  • Diagnosing Colic
    This eMedTV page explains that how long your baby cries, his sleeping pattern, and what you feed your baby are some of the factors your doctor will consider before making a diagnosis of colic. Conditions that share similar symptoms are also listed.
  • Diagnosing Fever Blisters
    When diagnosing fever blisters, your doctor will look for signs and symptoms of the condition. As this eMedTV resource explains, he or she may also use a blood test or viral culture to help confirm the fever blister diagnosis.
  • Diagnosing Fifth Disease
    A doctor diagnosing fifth disease will review the patient's medical history and conduct a physical exam. This eMedTV resource explains the steps involved in making a fifth disease diagnosis, including information about blood tests used in some cases.
  • Diagnosing Head Lice
    Diagnosing head lice involves positively identifying them on a person's hair or scalp. This can be hard, so this eMedTV Web page offers tips to help with this, such as using a hand lens or light, or verifying the diagnosis with a healthcare provider.
  • Diagnosing Pink Eye
    A pink eye diagnosis is typically made based on a physical exam and an analysis of symptoms. This eMedTV page lists the questions your doctor may ask when diagnosing this condition and describes the tests that are used to determine the cause.
  • Diaper Rash
    A diaper rash most often occurs when the skin covered by a diaper becomes irritated from stool or urine. This eMedTV article explains what these rashes look like, explores other causes, and offers detailed treatment and prevention information.
  • Diaper Rash and Blisters
    With a severe diaper rash, blisters may develop within the red area or on the outside of the main rash. This eMedTV segment describes other symptoms that may occur with severe diaper rashes and lists possible signs of a yeast diaper rash.
  • Diaper Rash and Bumps
    For more severe cases of diaper rash, bumps or pus-filled blisters may develop. This Web page found on the eMedTV site lists some of the common signs and symptoms of both irritant diaper rashes and yeast diaper rashes.
  • Diaper Rash Cream
    There are currently many different types of ointments and creams for diaper rash treatment. This article on the eMedTV Web site lists some of the skin products commonly used for treating diaper rashes and explains where you can find them.
  • Diaper Rash Creams and Ointments
    In order to treat a diaper rash, ointments and creams may be used to reduce irritation and act as a barrier. This eMedTV segment explains the difference between creams and ointments, and describes the various types of these skin products available.
  • Diaper Rash Cure
    The key in treating a diaper rash is to limit exposure to the irritant and give the skin time to heal. This eMedTV page further explains how to cure diaper rash and includes tips on minimizing moisture, friction, and irritation in the affected area.
  • Diaper Rash Help
    Most cases of diaper rash can be treated at home and do not require medical attention. This eMedTV resource provides information on when you may require help for diaper rash treatment and lists some standard home remedies.
  • Diaper Rash Information
    Diaper rashes occur when the skin area covered by the diaper becomes irritated. This segment from the eMedTV library contains more information about diaper rash, including the details about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for the condition.
  • Diaper Rash Prevention
    In order to prevent diaper rash, it is important to change diapers often and clean your baby's bottom well. This eMedTV resource provides a list of general warnings and precautions on how to minimize your child's risk for developing diaper rashes.
  • Diaper Rash Signs and Symptoms
    In most cases, a diaper rash is a flat, red rash within the diaper area. This page on the eMedTV site lists some of the signs and symptoms of a diaper rash infected with yeast and explains how an irritant rash may look in more severe cases.
  • Diaper Rash Treatment
    The key to effective diaper rash treatment is to decrease exposure to the irritant (urine and stool). This eMedTV Web page offers tips for keeping your child's bottom clean and dry, and explains when a diaper rash may require medical attention.
  • Diaper Rash Vs. Yeast Infection
    Yeast overgrowth is a common result of a simple diaper rash that has gotten worse due to lack of treatment. This eMedTV resource provides information about yeast infection vs. diaper rash and further explains why a yeast diaper rash occurs.
  • Docosanol
    Docosanol is a non-prescription drug commonly used to treat symptoms of cold sores and shorten healing time. This eMedTV resource provides an in-depth look at the medication, including how it works, guidelines for those taking it, side effects, and more.
  • Docosanol -- Medication for Cold Sores
    This eMedTV segment describes docosanol, a medication used to treat cold sores. Topics covered in this article include dosing, side effects, and how it works. Also included is a link to more detailed information.
  • Docosanol Dosing
    This eMedTV resource provides several helpful tips and guidelines regarding docosanol dosing. This includes how often the medication should be taken, how to apply it to achieve the best results, and when to contact your healthcare provider.
  • Does Teething Cause Diarrhea?
    Many symptoms may occur during the teething process, but does teething cause diarrhea? As this eMedTV resource explains, in a recent study where healthcare professionals listed symptoms of teething, only nurses listed diarrhea as a possible sign.
  • Don't Blame Yourself
    Parents of naturally good eaters often assume that parents of picky eaters are doing something wrong. But the truth is children seem to have a natural tendency to be either adventurous eaters or picky eaters, irrespective of whatever their parents do or do not do. Ignore the critics (or if you are feeling charitable, thank them for their "kind" advice), and don't let them get you down.
  • Don't Get Stuck on Baby Food
    It's perfectly fine to start your baby on commercially prepared baby foods and snacks, but you'll want to transition to "regular" food after a while. Within reason, your baby can eat much of what you are eating, as long as there are no allergy or choking hazard concerns. Most foods can simply be mashed or ground to the right texture, providing baby with a broader experience in terms of flavor and content. For instance, there is nothing magical about jarred baby food bananas. A mashed-up banana is much fresher and less expensive and allows for a broader range of texture. Plus, it takes no effort at all to prepare.
  • Don't Worry About Sweetness
    Well-meaning "experts" have long suggested starting with the less tasty baby foods like vegetables and meats before moving on to the sweet and delicious fruits. However, this advice fails to appreciate two very important points. First, humans are biologically programmed to love and seek out sweet foods. Delaying their introduction isn't going to make your child like them any less. Second, breast milk is very sweet, so breastfed babies have already been consuming a steady diet of sweetness since the very start. In addition, starting solids is a new experience for your baby, and you don't want to start off the process with a food that is not palatable.
  • Dosage of Penicillin to Treat Strep Throat
    The standard recommended dosage of penicillin to treat strep throat in adults is 500 mg. This page from the eMedTV Web library provides more dosing guidelines for this antibiotic, including dosing recommendations for children.
  • Dr. Google Is In; Sanity Is Out
    As this eMedTV page explains, it's tempting to use the Internet as your sole source of health information, but for your sanity, it's also important to remember that "Dr. Google" can't replace a real healthcare professional. This page takes a closer look.
  • Drug Interactions With Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium ES
    Because amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES drug interactions can lead to problems, this eMedTV page discusses ways to reduce your risk. This includes a list of medicines that may cause problems and a description of the complications that can result.
  • Drug Interactions With Ciprofloxacin Ear Drops
    This eMedTV page explains why it is unlikely that other drugs would interact with ciprofloxacin ear drops. This page does address the possibility of interactions, however, explaining how currently unknown interactions could be discovered in the future.
  • Drug Interactions With Clonidine ER
    This eMedTV Web selection takes a look at medications that may cause drug interactions with clonidine ER, such as digoxin, beta blockers, and most antidepressants. This page lists other medicines that can cause potentially serious complications.
  • Drug Interactions With Desonide Foam
    If you are taking aldesleukin or corticorelin, it may cause drug interactions with desonide foam. This eMedTV page describes the problems these reactions might cause and the steps your healthcare provider might take to reduce your risk of complications.
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