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  1. Breast Engorgement - Treatment Overview

    Breast engorgement is a common problem after birth and during breast - feeding. You can prevent and treat it at home.

  2. Breast Engorgement - Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of breast engorgement.

  3. Breast Engorgement - Topic Overview

    Breast engorgement is the painful overfilling of the breasts with milk.

  4. 10 Steps to Help Prevent SIDS

    What you can do for your baby, right now, to reduce the risk of SIDS -- sudden infant death syndrome.

  5. Teething - When to Call a Doctor

    Home treatment usually helps relieve minor teething symptoms such as discomfort, drooling, and irritability. However, talk to your doctor if your child develops additional symptoms that become severe or last longer than a couple of days. Such symptoms may include: A fever higher than or an ongoing low - grade fever- to measured rectally.Frequent ear pulling.Ongoing or severe diarrhea. A severe ...

  6. Terrorism and Other Public Health Threats - Overview

    Preparing for disasterNatural disasters, disease outbreaks, accidents involving hazardous substances, terrorist attacks using biological or chemical weapons-these public health threats are unfortunate realities of modern life. Disasters can affect air quality, cause shortages of safe water and food, and cut off your access to electricity, gas, telephone, and other services. Family members may be .

  7. Terrorism and Other Public Health Threats - Disease Transmission From Humans, Animals, and Insects

    Some bacteria, viruses, and other biological agents can be spread from person to person or from animals or insects to people. The ease of international travel has made many of these health threats more difficult to contain. Recent health threats such as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), the West Nile virus, and monkeypox have made people more aware of how easily disease can spread not ...

  8. Teething - Topic Overview

    Baby teething starts around 6 months and lasts until the child reaches about 3 years of age. Read about symptoms of teething and how to soothe teething babies.

  9. Teething - What to Expect

    WebMD’s teething schedule shows which teeth babies grow first. By age 3, most children have all of their primary teeth.

  10. Teething - Home Treatment

    Controlling symptoms safelyYou can help your baby be more comfortable while teething by:Using mild pain relief medication that is labeled for your child's specific age. Acetaminophen (for example, Tylenol) and ibuprofen (for example, Advil) may help relieve your baby's discomfort. Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than 20 because it has been associated with Reye's syndrome. Rubbing the ...

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