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Labored Breathing in Babies

Breathing is part of living, so much so we hardly notice it is happening. We often take it for granted until something makes it difficult. Sometimes children have a hard time taking air in, making it a concern for parents. Labored breathing in baby is dreaded by everyone, as babies are …

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Tonsillectomy in Adults

Tonsillitis occurs when a person’s tonsils are infected with bacteria, causing inflammation of the area. Tonsillitis can be treated with antibiotics, but if the condition continues to reoccur, and the antibiotics are deemed to be ineffective, then a tonsillectomy will be required. Although often thought to be a condition mainly …

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Gastroenteritis in Babies

Gastroenteritis in babies is sometimes referred to as “stomach flu” or “the flu”. Flu refers to influenza, a respiratory illness. Stomach flu is a viral infection in the digestive tract. Gastroenteritis is derived from “gastro” which refers to the gastric system and “itis” which means irritation or inflammation. Most babies …

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Pyelonephritis in Pregnancy

Pyelonephritis refers to a condition in which the uppermost section of your urinary tract becomes infected. It usually affects women with asymptomatic urinary tract, but studies have found a risk ratio of 14 to 1,000, which implies that every 14 in 1,000 pregnant women are diagnosed with acute pyelonephritis. Research …

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Loose Motion in Pregnancy

Loose motion is marked by unusually loose and frequent bowel movements. They may even appear watery and happen with cramps. Under normal circumstances, having loose bowels isn’t a problem, but loose motion during pregnancy can make you panic and uncomfortable. If you experience this three or more times in one …

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Terbutaline in Pregnancy

Terbutaline Sulfate, which is also known by its brand names Brethaire, Brican, Bricar, Bricyn, Terbutalina, Terbutalino, among others, is an asthma drug in the class of beta-adrenergics that is approved by the FDA. Its use is to prevent asthma attacks as well as treat bronchitis and emphysema. It works by …

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Hypoglycemia in Children

Glucose is the main source of the body’s energy, and low glucose or blood sugar results in hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is most commonly associated with the treatment of diabetes, but many rare conditions that can lead to Hypoglycemia too. But unlike fever, malaria or STDs, hypoglycemia is not a disease, but …

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Petechiae in Children

Petechiae are tiny brown, red, or purple spots that appear under the skin. They can be about the size of a pinprick but do not itch or blanch when you press on them. It is possible that your child has a few of these spots or clusters of them, and …

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Red Eyes in the Morning

Red eyes are a general term used to describe irritated, red, and bloodshot eyes, and they occur when the vessels in the surface of the white portion of the eye (sclera) become swollen. In many cases, they are often related with fatigue in the morning, and are typically harmless. However, …

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