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What you need to know about ‘Otitis Externa’
By Dr. Julius Perry Velasco, DPOBHNS

Otitis Externa is one of the most common conditions of the ear. It is the inflammation of the external auditory canal (ear canal) with or without the external ear(auricle). It can be classified into Circumscribed Otitis Externa (Folliculitis), Diffuse Otitis Externa (Swimmer’s Ear) and Necrotizing Otitis Externa (for immunocompromised patients). It is sometimes associated with Otomycosis or the fungal infection of the ear canal.

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Helping your child get a good night’s sleep
By Maria Celine B. Evidente, M.D., FPPS

Like eating, good sleeping habits are learned. The first step is to know that a child’s sleeping patterns are very different from an adult’s. Most newborns sleep up to 18 hours in a day, but they do so in short bursts. Toddlers sleep around 14 hours; 11 at night and the rest in 1 - 2 naps during the day. Most children this age go to bed sometime between 7 and 9 p.m. and get up between 6:30 and 8 a.m.

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