Strokes are (thankfully) extremely rare during pregnancy but can be devastating during childbearing years. A stroke indicates a reduction of blood flow to a part of the brain. This may be caused by a blockage or a bleed in the brain. Pregnancy and the period of time immediately after giving birth are associated with an increased risk. Preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy) and eclampsia (convulsions followed by coma) are some of the more commonRead More
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Hand Foot and Mouth Disease is spread through the oral-fecal route. Children under a certain age do not yet fully grasp the concept of oral hygiene which is one of the reasons it spreads so easily. Teachers help to prevent the spread of infection by screening students at the door. Unfortunately when a child is incubating or recovering from an active infection, they often do not show any symptoms. Tip 1 – follow the teacher’sRead More
Flu infections are caused by Influenza virus types A, B and C with the former 2 responsible for seasonal outbreaks. In Singapore, the virus season follows the Southern Hemisphere. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, joint and muscle aches and pains and fatigue. Small children may not always be able to verbalize how they feel. If your child is feeding well and is otherwise playing going about his activities normally, hydrateRead More
In the course of my work, I’ve come across many reasons for a tattoo removal. It seemed like a good idea at the time…. Some people get their tattoos because their friends were getting one at the time. These are often hastily chosen designs and sometimes inked in obvious places, done by amateurs because cost is a major factor when you’re a student. Fast forward a few years and your tatts no longer look soRead More
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