Your child may not yet be surrounded by coughs, sneezes and sniffles of other children, but rest assured that flu season is here. Even in the hospital we're happy to report that we're not seeing a large amount of flu cases yet, but I want to remind parents that flu season peaks in February here, so if you haven't already done so, now is the best time to get yourself and your child vaccinated.
I've been on a personal crusade to educate moms of multiples for a long time now, and to my true delight, Texas Children's Hospital has come up with a resource that is like none other for this for this special group of moms-to-be.
It's not a pleasant topic... but somebody's got to talk about it... nose bleeds.
The good thing about nose bleeds in children is that they are rarely serious... but the bad thing is that they are scary, messy, and frequently recurrent.
Every parent of a small child this season involves winter flu symptoms and whether their baby is "too sick" with cough and nasal congestion and/or runny nose.
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common virus that most people haven't heard of.
Most every one will catch CMV at some time in their life and never know they have it.
If a woman gets CMV for the first time while she is pregnant, she can be in a potentially dangerous situation. CMV infects almost 1 out of every 100 newborns in the country and is the most common congenital infection.