Hearing is very important for language, literacy and brain development. Some babies are born with hearing problems. Hearing loss is the most common congenital condition (meaning it is present at birth). It’s more common than all other conditions for which babies are screened. About 3 in 1000 babies are born profoundly deaf. And another 3 in 1000 have serious hearing loss. Most hearing-impaired children are healthy and born to hearing parents.
Babies younger than 6 months old should see a doctor when they have a fever. Do not use a mercury thermometer. If it breaks, you might be exposed to this toxic substance.
Medication is not always needed to reduce a child’s temperature. When your child is sick with an infection (bacterial or viral), it is common to also have a fever. Fever will not hurt your child. Usually, it goes away after 72 hours (3 days).
What are Febrile Seizures?
Febrile seizures are convulsions caused by fever. They happen in 2 to 5% of children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years The older your child is when he has his first febrile seizure, the less likely he will be to have more. If a family member (sibling, parent, aunt or uncle, grandparent) has febrile seizures, your child may be more prone to them.
The most common problems with bowel movements are constipation and diarrhea. Do not rush toilet learning. Children can worry and hold back bowel movements if they feel pressured. Try to get your child used to a regular daily toilet routine. There are many causes of diarrhea, though it’s usually caused by a virus.
Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are sold in pharmacies and other stores without a doctor’s prescription. There are dozens of OTC drugs on the market for common cold symptoms, such as a runny nose, congestion, sore throat, headache, or cough. But just because they are easy to get doesn’t mean that they always work, or that they are safe. The best treatment for a cold is still plenty of rest and liquids.