Paediatrics news

Don't prescribe antibiotics for childhood chest infections, GPs advised

Don't prescribe antibiotics for childhood chest infections, GPs advised

Clinicians should not prescribe antibiotics for most...

Chloramphenicol eye drops safe for under 2s, says MHRA

Chloramphenicol eye drops safe for under 2s, says MHRA

The balance between the benefits and risks of chloramphenicol...

Study links short-course oral steroids to severe adverse effects in children

Study links short-course oral steroids to severe adverse effects in children

Results from a recent study showed that use of a single...

Chloramphenicol eye drop contraindication advice published

Chloramphenicol eye drop contraindication advice published

Advice on the contraindication for use of chloramphenicol...

Paediatric contraindication for chloramphenicol eye drops

Paediatric contraindication for chloramphenicol eye drops

Chloramphenicol eye drops should no longer be used...

Early emollient use does not prevent eczema in children, studies show

Early emollient use does not prevent eczema in children, studies show

Daily application of emollients in infancy is not effective...

Don't prescribe antibiotics for non-bullous impetigo, draft NICE guidance advises

Don't prescribe antibiotics for non-bullous impetigo, draft NICE guidance advises

Topical antiseptics are preferable to antibiotics for...

Boys to be vaccinated against HPV from September

Boys to be vaccinated against HPV from September

The routine HPV vaccination programme is to be extended...

Licensed melatonin treatment now available for children with autism

Licensed melatonin treatment now available for children with autism

GPs can now prescribe melatonin as a licensed prolonged-release...

Two new steroid inhalers launched

Two new steroid inhalers launched

A new beclometasone metered-dose inhaler and a new...

Teething products containing lidocaine to become 'P' medicines

Teething products containing lidocaine to become 'P' medicines

All oral lidocaine-containing preparations indicated...

Update on dermatological signs of child abuse with a free interactive learning module from MIMS Learning

Update on dermatological signs of child abuse with a free interactive learning module from MIMS Learning

MIMS Learning is offering an interactive module on...

New salmeterol/fluticasone inhaler for adult and childhood asthma

New salmeterol/fluticasone inhaler for adult and childhood asthma

The new pressurised metered-dose inhaler (MDI) Combisal...

Long-acting anticholinergic licensed for childhood asthma

Long-acting anticholinergic licensed for childhood asthma

Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) is now licensed for use...

No need to treat most functional gastric disorders in infants

No need to treat most functional gastric disorders in infants

Most functional gastrointestinal problems in infants...

Emollient bath additives 'no benefit' in childhood eczema

Emollient bath additives 'no benefit' in childhood eczema

Emollient bath additives provide no clinical benefit...

Increasing inhaled steroid doses may not prevent asthma exacerbations in children

Increasing inhaled steroid doses may not prevent asthma exacerbations in children

Children with mild to moderate asthma do not benefit...

Don't prescribe antibiotics for most sore throats, says NICE

Don't prescribe antibiotics for most sore throats, says NICE

New guidance from NICE says healthcare professionals...

Cows' milk allergy warning over methylprednisolone use

Cows' milk allergy warning over methylprednisolone use

Lactose-containing methylprednisolone preparations...

Hepatitis B vaccination added to routine schedule

Hepatitis B vaccination added to routine schedule

The hexavalent DTaP/IPV/HiB/HBV vaccine Infanrix hexa...