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Celiac Disease Symptoms, Diagnosis and Celiac Disease Treatment

Celiac Disease Symptoms, Diagnosis and Celiac Disease Treatment

Several children exhibit sensitivities to particular foods, most of which are not grave. But, Celiac disease is a severe condition occurring due to long-standing gluten intolerance – a kind of protein present in wheat, rye and barley. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease (the individual’s immune system goes into self-destructive mode). About forty thousand celiac disease cases have been detected in the United States. In case the child is having celiac disease, then consumption of gluten would cause major harm to the villi (finger-alike protuberances that line the small intestines of the child). Risk Factors: Kids are at increased risk of developing celiac disease when they are having: Type 1 diabetes. Autoimmune thyroid disease. Dermatitis herpetiformis. Down’s / Turner’s/ Williams  [...]

Bipolar Mothers – Could They Be Good Parents?

Bipolar Mothers – Could They Be Good Parents?

Providentially, being diagnosed with bipolar disorder no more translates to a life of solitude and seclusion. With effective treatment obtainable, those individuals ailing from this mostly misconstrued mental ailment could live life to the hilt and have a normal existence. Blossoming careers, caring and enduring relationships are all possible for such people and could also successfully bring up normal, healthy kids. Treatment being the solution out in Bipolar disorder wherein the inflicted individual undergoes sporadic episodes of depressive feelings and manic behaviourisms. Extreme moodiness could time and again play havoc in the lives of such persons in all spheres of their lives, such as the work place and in their family. There are varied kinds of bipolar disorder that differ in accordance  [...]

Yeast Diaper Rash

Yeast Diaper Rash

Several kinds of diaper rashes occur due to the skin facing irritation because of contact with urine and feces. The sensitive skin of the baby reacts unfavourably leading to rashes. Some of the diaper rashes might be occurring due to candida yeast infection. Candidiasis is a form of infection occurring due to the presence of a cluster of infinitesimal fungi or yeast. Candida occur in more than twenty varying species, the widely prevalent being the Candida albicans. These fungal forms tend to flourish on body surfaces. When the conditions are favourable enough, they could rapidly proliferate leading to infections, especially in the clammy, tepid areas like diaper areas and the skin’s surfaces. Usually areas in children that get affected are the areas enclosed in the diapers and the mouth.  [...]

Fever-Allaying Treatments

Fever-Allaying Treatments

Self-tending at Home The three vital objectives of home tending for a kid having fever would be lowering the temperature, averting dehydration and monitoring any grave or life-menacing ailments. The preliminary goal would be making the kid feel restful and at ease by checking and assuaging the temperature to below 102 degrees Fahrenheit or 38.9 degree Celsius. The fever is measured by employing a thermometer, giving medications and making the child dress in appropriate manner. A tepid water soak could be beneficial to the child. Thermometer employed for checking the child’s temperature are obtainable in glass mercury, digital and tympanic (in the ear) models. It is safer to not opt for the tympanic thermometers as the adjudicator is still out on their exactness. Glass mercury thermometers  [...]

Effectual Ways Of Treating Infant Dehydration

Effectual Ways Of Treating Infant Dehydration

Self-Tending at Home On majority of the occasions children face dehydration due to either diarrhea or vomiting occurring due to a viral infection. The ideal line of treatment to resolving infant dehydration is by giving plentiful fluids during the entire time the child in unwell. This is known as fluid replacement. Apposite fluid replenishment in kids less than 2 years comprises of Pedialyte, Rehydralyte, Pedialyte chilled pops, or any analogous products intended to reinstate fluids, glucose and electrolytes (liquid suspension containing sodium, potassium, chloride). These products could be bought at almost all big grocery and medical shops. A potent as well as easily-made ORS or oral rehydrating solution or fluid could be whipped up by adopting the following proportions: Half teaspoon of  [...]

Able Handling Of Infancy Seizures

Able Handling Of Infancy Seizures

Self-Tending at Home As a parent, one’s preliminary endeavours must be aimed at firstly safeguarding the kid from further self-harm. Assisting the child in lying down. Removing glasses or any kind of items that could prove unsafe from the surrounding area. One must never attempt at putting anything into the kid’s mouth, as when this is done, it could majorly prove injurious to both the kid and oneself too. Instantly checking for whether the child is displaying continual breathing. In case there is no breath detected in the child, then it is imperative to promptly contact 911 for getting urgent medical help. Subsequent to the seizure ending, the child needs to be placed on his/her one side and staying with the kid till completely conscious. Observing the kid for breathing pattern.  [...]

BHS (Breath Holding Spells)

BHS (Breath Holding Spells)

BHS (breath-holding spells) also called as Expiratory Apnea are episodes wherein the kid halts breath and becomes unconscious for short spans of time shortly ensuing a terrifying, emotionally distressing or an agonizing experience. BHS is known to affect five percent of children in good health. They generally start in the initial year of life, peaking by the age of 2, subsiding by 4 years of age in fifty percent infants and by 8years in 83% of infants. BHS could take one of the two below stated forms, namely: The cyanotic form of BHS: The most prevalent and initiated in subconscious manner by young kids mostly as a part of a temper tantrum or as a retort to being scolded or other disconcerting events. These episodes become quite recurrent at about two years of age and are uncommon among children  [...]

Masculinisation Of Birthing Environment Could Delay Labour

Masculinisation Of Birthing Environment Could Delay Labour

The birth of a child is a memorable experience for all those dads that lugged through the process, managing not to faint. However, a top gynaecologist cautioned that the presence of the father during labour might in fact have a harming effect on the mom and child. Michael Odent avers that presence of the hubby or partner in the birthing area raises the chances of a Caesarean section, consequent split in the marriage and also mental ailments. He also considers that it could even prolong and make the process of labour more agonizing as the woman is faced with distraction due to the father nervousness. He asserts that the child delivery would be more hassle-free when women were by themselves under the care of a silent, low-profile and qualified midwife. Michael Odent who has been involved in child  [...]

Demise Of 10-Year-Old Meningitis-Sufferer After Being Misdiagnosed With Migraine

Demise Of 10-Year-Old Meningitis-Sufferer After Being Misdiagnosed With Migraine

A mourning mother has disclosed how the doctors erroneously diagnosed her 10-year-old meningitis-ailing son. The doctors incorrectly diagnosed the boy to be having migraine instead and told the mother to administer calpol to him. The boy, William Cressey was seen by 5 doctors in a span of 3 days prior to ultimately facing disastrous damage to his brain. 48-year-old Cheryl, the mother of the boy, constantly pleaded with the doctors that she was doubtful that her son had meningitis, but her pleas were simply unheard. Merely hours prior to his death, the school-going William literally begged one of the doctors there to help him out of this situation or he would soon die. Following a hearing on the evidence presented, the NHS professionals have faced severe criticism from the coroner for the string  [...]

ADHD In Children

ADHD In Children

ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition that strips the kids of their focussing and attentive capabilities. Such children are unstill and distraction seems to be common occurrence. Hence, it becomes tricky for such kids to stay put on a particular task and usually go off course, be it taking note of what the teacher might be saying or completing an errand. The National Institute of Mental Health guesstimates that nearly three to five percent children have ADHD; however some specialists consider that statistics might touch even ten percent. Symptoms of ADHD In Children Inattentiveness The key indicator of ADHD is not being able to be attentive with few kids finding it difficult to listen to a speaker, follow directions, complete chores or fail to keep tabs of personal  [...]

Improvement In Children’s Eyesight Due To Sleeping Lenses

Improvement In Children’s Eyesight Due To Sleeping Lenses

Those kids wearing contact lenses during the night time could slacken or even impede deteriorating eyesight. A huge populace of kids having ocular problems are short-sighted in nature – difficulty in viewing distantly located objects occurring due to malformed eyeball. The novel contact lens seems to function in analogous manner like a dental brace by applying mild pressing action on the eye for restoring the shape to normal. Scientists have uncovered that subsequent to just a year of dedicated usage, the children showed immense improvement in their eyesight and had far lesser eyesight weakening than those that wore the regular type of contact lenses. In normal eyesight, the rays of light enter the eye via the cornea, and strike the retina located at the backside of the eye where the transformation  [...]

Pacifiers Raise Risk Of Speech Difficulties By Three Folds

Pacifiers Raise Risk Of Speech Difficulties By Three Folds

According to latest research those toddlers using dummies or pacifiers are three times more prone to suffering from speech problems as they grow up. Researchers have discovered that pre-schoolers that used a dummy for no less than 3 years are more prone to having talking impediments than kids that didn’t make use of them. The study also uncovered that those children who habitually sucked their thumbs were also at an increased risk of deferred speech development. Though the findings are still in their initial stages, they add to the mounting proof that parents that handed out pacifiers to their tots as a means of getting some peace and silence are doing so at the cost of their kid’s development. The scientists from America and Chile during the course of their study observed the history of  [...]