Some treatments to ease colicky pain in infants that have been in use for years — some literally for ages — are now known to cause various serious side effects. These treatments include herbal remedies, antispasmodic medications, and even cereal.
Colicky pain in infants is still far from being understood and explained. Some experts claim it occurs because of their immature digestive system, and others suggest it will go away as soon as the baby adapts to the world outside the womb.
You may have heard that Aspirin isn't safe for kids — but why is that, when can they start taking it, and what painkiller should children use instead of Aspirin?
Up to seven percent of all babies develop a yeast infection known as oral thrush in their first month of life. How can you recognize thrush in babies, and how is oral candidiasis treated in infants?
Healthy babies are born with naturally high hemoglobin levels that fall over the first six months of life. Sometimes, however, maintaining high hemoglobin levels of infancy is indefinitely necessary.
With oxytocin used as an early intervention treatment for autistic kids, synthetic oxytocin stands the chance of being the revolutionary treatment for autism
Children with autism spectrum disorders are more likely to suffer from anxiety disorders, but diagnosing this anxiety can be harder — and treatment options are not as well studied in this population. What should you do if your autistic child is anxious?
While talk therapy is the first line of treatment for anxiety disorders in children, moderate to severe anxiety that does not respond well to CBT or is so bad that the child can't attend therapy at all calls for antidepressant medication.
The FDA has warned that antidepressant use in children and adolescents is linked with an increased risk of suicidal ideation. This does not mean that SSRIs are never appropriate for kids with anxiety and depression, but it does mean caution is required.
What exactly is the link between temperament — introversion vs extraversion — and anxiety in children? If you're guessing that introverts are more likely to be anxious, you are right. There is more to the story, though.