Childhood Asthma

Childhood Asthma Introduction It is a disease affecting the lungs whereby the lungs are hypersensitive. It is one of the most common chornic disease in childhood. Adults can have asthma too. If you have asthma, you have it all the time, but you will have asthma attacks only when something bothers your lungs. In most cases, there is no identifiable cause for asthma. And there is no cure for it as well. We can only prevent an attack and try to keep it under control.   Asthma Signs and symptoms It can be hard to tell if someone has asthma,...

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Does my Child has Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD)?

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by a coxsackie virus. It is most common in children under 10 years of age. It can occur all year round in Singapore. How do I know my Child has HFMD? The Signs and symptom of Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD). Usually start suddenly. It includes fever, sore throat, headache,small painful blisters inside the mouth on tongue, palate, palms of child’s hands, on their fingers,on the soles of their feet , buttocks.   It can last anywhere between 4 – 10days. Child can also find it painful to...

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Gardasil 9

Gardasil 9 The GARDASIL 9 vaccine protects against cancer and disease caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It protects you against 9 types of HPV, concentrated into a little injection syringe. HPV is a virus that can be categorised into 2 major groups. One group that causes cancers and another group that causes warts or papillomas. There are over a hundred strains of HPV and they are each given a designated number eg HPV 6 or HPV 16 or HPV52. Now, HPV strains that cause warts will NOT cause cancers and HPV strains that cause Cancer will...

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Dr Tan and Partners (Female Doctors)

    Clinic Focus  General consultations, including management of acute Chronic Disease Management Women’s Health Men’s Health Children’s Health Health screening STI/STD Screening, Testing and Treatment Rapid HIV testing Minor surgical procedures Routine screenings ( Driver’s License/ Work permit/ PR/ Long term visit pass etc) Adult & child vaccinations (routine & ad-hoc) Travel Health and...

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Ouch!!!!! That joint bloody hurts……is it GOUT?

What is Gout? Gout is a painful condition that develops in some people who have chronically high blood levels of uric acid (hyperuricemia). Not everyone with high uric acid levels develops gout. Generally up to two-thirds of individuals with hyperuricemia never develop symptoms. The symptoms of gout result from the body’s reaction to deposition of these uric acid crystal in our bodies. Uric acid crystals have a tendency in deposit themselves in joints hence joints are the most commonly affected part of the body. The crystals however can...

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