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Baby Problems

Baby Problems: It is hard when your baby is sick. Common health problems in babies include colds, coughs, fevers and vomiting. Babies also commonly have skin problems, like nappy/diaper rash or cradle cap (cradle cap is the term used when seborrheic dermatitis affects the scalp of infants). Many of these problems are not serious. It is important to know how to help your sick baby and to know the warning signs for more serious problems.

Baby Problems - Prevention:  If you are breastfeeding avoid spicy and gassy foods like cabbage, garlic, onions, broccoli and caffeine to prevent babies from colic and gas. If you are formula-feeding, use formulas with reduced lactose as this can relieve gas.

See Baby Problems - Meningitis

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


Health Issues

Anger is a normal emotion that everyone feels from time to time.


Excessive facial hair is a touchy subject with many women; those who suffer from this condition have a low self-esteem


Maca (Lepidum meyenii, Brassicaceae), a root vegetable grown in the Andean region of Peru, is widely used for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Maca is said to improve male and female reproductive activity in diverse ways, from increasing arousal and reducing symptoms of menopause to boosting sperm quality,