Back to school health
September is rolling upon us which means it's time to switch our thoughts away from the summer holiday and get ready for back to school!
New environments, change in sleep schedule or stress can all negatively impact your child's immune system and leave them more susceptible to picking up the dreaded back to school cold or cough!
Probiotic use in pregnancy can reduce the occurrence of baby eczema
An interesting clinical trial reports that taking probiotics while you are pregnant and breastfeeding can reduce the chance of eczema in your child by around 40%, especially if there is no previous family history of it.
Glue Ear and Sinus problems in children
Glue ear is a chronic condition where the middle ear fills up with sticky fluid. If the Eustachian tube, which connects the middle ear and throat, becomes blocked or swollen, fluid can be trapped in the middle ear.
More than 70% of children have had glue once by the time they are 4.
Childhood eczema is a very common skin problem, and we still don't know exactly what causes it.
It affects three in every hundred children and can happen at any time, but it is common at birth and often begins around three months old.