Infections, Diseases and Booboos

Intestinal worms

Intestinal worms

Intestinal worms can be found in food and on our pets. How can we avoid being infested and how can we get rid of these parasites?

August 5, 2019
The swimmer’s ear

The swimmer’s ear

Your child, the little fish, oozes out of the water with a throbbing pain in their ear. They probably developed swimmer’s ear and it should be treated immediately. It could also be prevented!

July 8, 2019
Treating sunburn

Treating sunburn

With summer upon us, we are all looking forward to being able to enjoy the sun and good weather! But be careful, you must be wary of sunburns, especially for your little ones!

July 1, 2019
Mouth wounds and infections

Mouth wounds and infections

When does a mouth wound deserve your attention? What should you do? When should you react? Here are a few useful tips.

June 24, 2019
 Febrile convulsions: what to expect?

Febrile convulsions: what to expect?

Parents whose child has had a febrile convulsion at a young age will always remember this stressful episode. Fortunately, although they are disturbing in appearance, they are rarely dangerous.

June 3, 2019
Beware of heat stroke!

Beware of heat stroke!

Heat strokes occur more often in babies and elderlies. Because it can be life-threatening, it must be treated quickly.

July 16, 2018
Encopresis

Encopresis

Do you know what encopresis is? This problem related to bowel movements affects many families, touching 1.5 % to 7 % of children between the ages of 6 to 12 years old.

April 30, 2018
Children medication

Children medication

We are always sad to hear our little ones coughing. Cough medication are not for children anymore, so what do we do? What medication cant we use and why?

December 28, 2015
Baby bottle tooth decay

Baby bottle tooth decay

Baby bottle tooth decay or early childhood caries is a reality for many young children. It can be prevented if you follow these advices.

August 30, 2015
Antibiotics: when and how?

Antibiotics: when and how?

The use of antibiotics raises more and more questions: is resistance to bacteria caused by medication overuse real?

November 21, 2014
Ear infections

Ear infections

With cold and flu season on the way, it is time to prepare for ear infections! As a matter of fact, ear infections frequently follow a viral infection of some sort.

November 19, 2012
Head lice

Head lice

Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp, where they lay their eggs. Head lice do not spread disease having head lice does not mean you are not clean.

September 24, 2012
Constipation in children

Constipation in children

Harmless but very bothersome, constipation can eventually irritate the intestinal lining and cause several health problems. 

February 24, 2012
Meningitis

Meningitis

The name itself is scary. But the vaccine can keep bacterial meningitis at bay and viral meningitis often goes away without treatment.

February 24, 2012
Fever

Fever

Fever in itself is not a disease. It is a symptom resulting from a disease, most often from an infection such as the flu or another childhood disease.

August 29, 2011
When should you go to the emergency room?

When should you go to the emergency room?

Big scratches? Little accident? Fever? Suspicious spots? Sure, your child is not well but should you go to the emergency room? Motherforlife helps you decide whether or not you should go.

August 22, 2011
5th disease (or infectious erythema)

5th disease (or infectious erythema)

The name "5th disease" derives from its historical classification as the fifth of the classical childhood skin rashes, after measles, scarlet fever, rubella and Duke's disease.

April 3, 2011
Frostbites

Frostbites

Did you know that you should never rub a frostbite, nor put it in snow or water (cold or hot)? When it's as cold as it’s been recently, we all need advice!

January 25, 2011
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