News: Psoriasis and breastfeeding: What to know

Breastfeeding can be challenging on its own, but having psoriasis can make it more uncomfortable and difficult. With the right approach, a woman can relieve her psoriasis symptoms safely while breastfeeding.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommend exclusively breastfeeding infants for the first 6 months of life. They then suggest gradually introducing foods while continuing to breastfeed, until the baby is 2 years or older.

In this article, learn about the connection between psoriasis and breastfeeding, as well as which treatments are safe for the woman and baby.

Posted: 2018-09-12

News: Does teething cause a baby to vomit?

Teething is a natural process that every infant goes through. It can be an uncomfortable experience, and it can be concerning for parents and caregivers to see the infant experiencing pain and discomfort.

The symptoms of teething vary from one infant to another. Some babies do not have any symptoms at all when their teeth come in. Others may become mildly irritable, begin to drool, lose their appetite, or cry more than usual. In some cases, vomiting and fever can accompany teething.

Many people believe that vomiting while teething is normal. However, most experts now agree that teething does not cause generalized symptoms, such as vomiting, fever, rash, and diarrhea.

The caregivers of infants who experience vomiting when teething should visit a doctor or pediatrician to determine the underlying cause of this symptom.

Posted: 2018-09-12

News: Alabama, Oregon, and pediatric asthma

The prevalence of pediatric asthma is lowest in Oregon and highest in Alabama, according to estimates from the American Lung Association.

Estimated pediatric asthma prevalence

Oregon’s rate comes in at 557 per 10,000 population under the age of 18 years, just ahead of Montana at 574 per 10,000 and Iowa at 577. The prevalence of pediatric asthma in Alabama is 1,315 per 10,000, with North Carolina (1,149), Connecticut (1,107), Hawaii (1,026), and New York (1,005) joining it as members of the over-1,000 club. (MDedge News used the ALA’s estimates for persons under age 18 years with asthma in each state and Census Bureau estimates for population to calculate an unadjusted rate for each state.)

Posted: 2018-09-12
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