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Can the use of probiotics help soothe colic? Infant colic is a condition that affects up to 40 % of all babies in the first3 – 5 months of life and is defined as an otherwise healthy baby that has unexplained episodes of fussing and crying for at least 3 hours per day for 3 days per week. Otherwise healthy would refer to a baby that is gaining sufficient weight, feeding correctly and has no other signs of fever, pain or discomfort. These episodes of crying and fussing are usually predicable and happen at the same or similar times every…
Codeine Addiction: Signs And Symptoms
Found in over-the-counter cough mixtures, codeine is a substance known for its pain relieving properties while also assisting in suppressing any persistent coughing. It’s a product most families have in their homes in the form of a simple cough syrup, but has now become the new recreational drug of choice for several youngsters across South Africa. Due to it being relatively cheap, and the fact that several high-profile celebrities endorse the use of codeine-laced drinks, the popularity of the drug has skyrocketed in recent years. Users often view the use of an over-the-counter cough syrup as harmless, but they couldn’t be…
Frequently asked questions about the flu vaccine.
Seasonal changes are upon us, and so is flu season … for everyone! Let’s address some of the most frequently asked questions patients have. What is the flu vaccine? This vaccine helps to protect you or your child against influenza (flu), particularly in people who run a high risk of associated complications. When a person is given the vaccine, the immune system (the body's natural defence system) will produce its own protection (antibodies) against the disease. None of the ingredients in the vaccine can cause flu. Flu is a viral infection that can spread rapidly and is caused by different…