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Blocked Nose in Babies

Blocked nose is a common condition and rarely may cause serious health problems in babies. Blocked nose can also be referred to as stuffy nose or nasal congestion. Nasal congestion occurs when the tissues lining the nose becomes swollen due to the inflamed blood vessels. The nasal passages in babies …

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Nutrition Of Preterm Baby

  Meeting the nutritional requirements of preterm baby represents a continuing challenge facing doctors, nurses, as well as the baby’s family. Nutrition during early life is now recognized not only as a key determinant for immediate neonatal survival, growth and mental development during infancy, but also as a major conditioning …

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Abnormal Genitalia: No Vaginal Opening

What is the cause of absent vaginal opening in a girl? Imperforate hymen In female infants, there is normally a thin membrane (hymen) that surrounds the vaginal opening. In rare conditions, a congenital vaginal blockage occurs due to an imperforate hymen. Therefore the vaginal opening remains covered. Labial adhesions Fusion …

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Early Puberty: Early Breast Enlargement

When is breast enlargement in a girl considered too early? The normal process of puberty in a girl starts from 8 years of age with breast development. This is followed shortly by growth spurts and later other secondary sexual characteristics.  Refer figure 1. Girls who show breast enlargement before 8 …

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Respiratory Distress Syndrome

What is Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)? Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in the newborn, also known as hyaline membrane disease, is a common complication seen in premature babies. Babies with this condition will develop breathing difficulty and may require intensive care management. RDS can be mild or severe, the severity and …

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