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Mouth Ulcers (Stomatitis)

We all suffer with mouth ulsers at some point in time. They can be quite painful and becomes a major problem in little children when they refuse to eat or drink. They can be caused by viral infections – including the cold sore virus, chickenpox, and hand, foot and mouth disease, vitamin B12 or iron deficiency Rare causes include Crohn’s disease, coeliac disease, reactive arthritis etc. Most of the time, they can be treated with Antinicrobial mouth washes (Not possible in small children < 5), local anaesthetic gels like Bonjela, LA sprays. Sometimes, they can get infected, needing… Read more Mouth Ulcers (Stomatitis)

A new laxative – Laxido

Recently, I’ve seen lots of patients being prescribed Laxido, instead of Movicol. It is bascially the same composition and pretty much the same electrolyte balance. Each sachet of LAXIDO  contains the following quantitative composition of active ingredients: The laxatives are very safe and should be used in the correct doses to releive constipation. Macrogol 3350 Sodium Chloride Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate Potassium Chloride 13.125g 350.7mg 178.5mg 46.6mg The content of electrolyte ions per sachet following reconstitution in 125ml of water is equivalent to: Sodium Chloride Hydrogen Carbonate (Bicarbonate) Potassium 65mmol/l 53mmol/l… Read more A new laxative – Laxido

Anti reflux Pillow for GORD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is very common in babies and can be very distressing for the baby and the parents. Baby is unsettled all the time and cries, more after feeds. There may be visible vomit or milk in the mouth but sometimes it can be silent reflux. Management is by feeding more frequently with small volumes / less time on the breast each time (it can be tricky). Burping very well after feeds, for 10-15 min after each feed. Adding feed thickeners to milk, like Gaviscon infent or buying a… Read more Anti reflux Pillow for GORD