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Do I need to bring my toddler to see a doctor if she is on formula milk and has not pooped for 3 days?

Dear Shereen, Welcome to our QnA! Unfortunately, you didn’t mention the age of your toddler/infant. This makes it difficult to provide more tailored information, as the “normal amount of time” between each bowel movement depends upon: How old they are What they eat It’s worth noting in your case (if...
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Are there any symptomatic treatments to help a persistent cough in an 8 year-old?

Dear Marien, Thank you for your question. Cough is a reflex meant to protect your airway from an irritant (e.g. mucous, foreign bodies or virus/bacteria). When persistent, it is usually a symptom of a condition. A cough lasting longer than 8 weeks is called chronic cough. Common causes of chronic co...
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Will hormone injections be able to help me grow taller?

Dear Tiffany, Thank you for your question. With regards to height, we first have to know the height of both your parents and use that to calculate your mid-parental height and from there determine your genetic height potential. Another useful thing to look at will be your health booklet, to see what...
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Is it compulsory for a doctor to tell you the side effects of prescribed medications in Singapore?

Dear JieChun, Thank you for your interesting question. There are many sources of information about medication side effects: 1. The prescriber 2. The information leaflet with the medication 3. The internet 4. Word of mouth Often, most prescribers will inform you of common side effects of medications ...
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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN'T GIVE YOUR CHILD A SMARTPHONE

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Posted on Sun Apr 08 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

With 7 out of 10 children in Singapore owning one, smartphones seem to be the new-age pacifiers. This is why it might not be the best idea!

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What could be the cause of multiple small white bumps on the arms and chest? (photos)

Dear Ray, Thank you for the question. It does seem that these lumps arise from deeper in the skin. The doctor will have to examine and palpate/feel the bumps for a proper assessment. In some cases, a skin biopsy may be needed to confirm the diagnosis. I do think that you should bring your son to see...
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What should I do if my child's lower milk teeth is growing in front of the upper milk teeth?

Hi Magdalene, Lower teeth growing in front of the upper teeth is a common sight that we see. It is a form of malocclusion, meaning the teeth are biting improperly. This is also commonly known as underbite. Underbite can be due to 1. Skeletal discrepancy, meaning the lower jaw is bigger than the uppe...
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THE ORTHODONTIST'S COMPLETE PICTURE GUIDE TO BRACES FOR CHILDREN

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Posted on Fri Mar 02 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

When should my child put on braces?

What does my child need braces for?

Is there anything that can be done to prevent my child from needing braces?

I often receive these questions from concerned parents. In this guide, I answer all your most common questions about braces in children.

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Are there any side effects to taking antihistamines for rashes over a long period of time?

Dear Rosiah, It does sound like your son may have hives or urticaria and has been prescribed with telfast. Telfast is a second generation antihistamine which is a non-drowsy antihistamine as it does not cross the blood brain barrier. While there are not many studies on the long term use of the antih...
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What should I do about a child's permanent tooth that's growing in the incorrect position? (photo)

Dear Bladers, if the other half of the decayed tooth is still in the gums it is better to get it extracted. Permanent teeth can sometimes improve its position on its own providing there are no blockages. The best thing is to get an xray done to check that there are no blockages (ie extra tooth or ro...
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What should I look out for in my child who is recovering from Kawasaki Disease?

Dear Sharon, thanks for your question - it's quite a common concern amongst parents with children who are recovering from Kawasaki Disease! There has been a very similar question about precautions after Kawasaki Disease that has been answered over here, including advice on contact precautions, as we...
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What could be the cause of persistent scalp itchiness in a toddler?

Dear Lyn, Thank you for the question. One of the commonest cause of itchy scalp is a form of eczema known as seborrhoeic eczema. The scalp can be red and sometime flaky and this often associated with scalp itch. This can be treated with a mild shampoo and a very mild steroid cream or lotion like hyd...
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8 MEDICATIONS FOR KIDS THAT WILL SAVE YOU A DRIVE TO KKH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

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Posted on Sat Dec 09 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Maybe you've got no clue what you can give your baby to avoid yet another drive to KKH in the middle of the night. Or maybe your toddler somehow ALWAYS contrives to fall sick on holiday, and you were wondering what medications to pack.

This is a follow up to our previous post about medications you shouldn't be giving your kids. Naturally, it left a lot of our readers scratching their heads, and wondering what the alternatives were.

Fret not, we've compiled the most comprehensive list of kid-safe medications available in Singapore. These medications have a long history of use, and are known amongst doctors to be very safe (I give them to my own kids).

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7 COMMONLY PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS IN SINGAPORE YOU SHOULDN'T BE GIVING YOUR KIDS

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Posted on Tue Nov 28 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
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ARE YOU OVERDOSING YOUR CHILD? 5 MUST-KNOWS WHEN FEEDING JUNIOR MEDICATION

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Posted on Mon Jul 03 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

For all mothers and fathers out there, it’s no doubt distressing when your child falls ill. Your main concern might be to combat the illness, and then get him back to school (and out of your hair).

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YOUR CHILD'S FIRST DENTAL VISIT IN SINGAPORE

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Posted on Tue Sep 13 2016 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

As a dentist in a child-centered clinic, I often get asked by friends and family about what to expect at their child's first dental visit. Below is a list of most important Dos and Don'ts that every parent needs to know about:

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What should I do about a child's permanent tooth that's growing in the incorrect position? (photo)

Dear Bladers, if the other half of the decayed tooth is still in the gums it is better to get it extracted. Permanent teeth can sometimes improve its position on its own providing there are no blockages. The best thing is to get an xray done to check that there are no blockages (ie extra tooth or ro...
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What should I do if my child's lower milk teeth is growing in front of the upper milk teeth?

Hi Magdalene, Lower teeth growing in front of the upper teeth is a common sight that we see. It is a form of malocclusion, meaning the teeth are biting improperly. This is also commonly known as underbite. Underbite can be due to 1. Skeletal discrepancy, meaning the lower jaw is bigger than the uppe...
1 Doctor Answer
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Will hormone injections be able to help me grow taller?

Dear Tiffany, Thank you for your question. With regards to height, we first have to know the height of both your parents and use that to calculate your mid-parental height and from there determine your genetic height potential. Another useful thing to look at will be your health booklet, to see what...
1 Doctor Answer
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Are there any side effects to taking antihistamines for rashes over a long period of time?

Dear Rosiah, It does sound like your son may have hives or urticaria and has been prescribed with telfast. Telfast is a second generation antihistamine which is a non-drowsy antihistamine as it does not cross the blood brain barrier. While there are not many studies on the long term use of the antih...
1 Doctor Answer
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What could be the cause of multiple small white bumps on the arms and chest? (photos)

Dear Ray, Thank you for the question. It does seem that these lumps arise from deeper in the skin. The doctor will have to examine and palpate/feel the bumps for a proper assessment. In some cases, a skin biopsy may be needed to confirm the diagnosis. I do think that you should bring your son to see...
1 Doctor Answer
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Do I need to bring my toddler to see a doctor if she is on formula milk and has not pooped for 3 days?

Dear Shereen, Welcome to our QnA! Unfortunately, you didn’t mention the age of your toddler/infant. This makes it difficult to provide more tailored information, as the “normal amount of time” between each bowel movement depends upon: How old they are What they eat It’s worth noting in your case (if...
2 Doctor Answers
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What could be the cause of persistent scalp itchiness in a toddler?

Dear Lyn, Thank you for the question. One of the commonest cause of itchy scalp is a form of eczema known as seborrhoeic eczema. The scalp can be red and sometime flaky and this often associated with scalp itch. This can be treated with a mild shampoo and a very mild steroid cream or lotion like hyd...
1 Doctor Answer
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What should I look out for in my child who is recovering from Kawasaki Disease?

Dear Sharon, thanks for your question - it's quite a common concern amongst parents with children who are recovering from Kawasaki Disease! There has been a very similar question about precautions after Kawasaki Disease that has been answered over here, including advice on contact precautions, as we...
1 Doctor Answer
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Are there any symptomatic treatments to help a persistent cough in an 8 year-old?

Dear Marien, Thank you for your question. Cough is a reflex meant to protect your airway from an irritant (e.g. mucous, foreign bodies or virus/bacteria). When persistent, it is usually a symptom of a condition. A cough lasting longer than 8 weeks is called chronic cough. Common causes of chronic co...
1 Doctor Answer
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Is it compulsory for a doctor to tell you the side effects of prescribed medications in Singapore?

Dear JieChun, Thank you for your interesting question. There are many sources of information about medication side effects: 1. The prescriber 2. The information leaflet with the medication 3. The internet 4. Word of mouth Often, most prescribers will inform you of common side effects of medications ...
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