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Parenting Children with Developmental Disability

Parenting Children with Developmental Disability

As a child grows, he wants to gain more control over his life. In such a situation, one of the most significant duties of the parent is setting boundaries. A child with developmental disability often finds it hard to understand the regulations of the society. These children often suffer from language delay, which makes continuing normal communication extremely difficult for them. As being a victim of developmental disability does not excuse a child from learning disciplines, the parents of such children must know the tricks of exerting authority over their children. Below, we have offered a few guidelines for parents of children with developmental disability. Nonverbal communication is as important as verbal communication. As a parent, you must be aware of the kind of body language you are  [...]

Signs of Malaria in Children

Signs of Malaria in Children

Children suffering from malaria often show up some mild signs of the condition; for instance: irritability, drowsiness and fatigue, difficulty in sleeping and decreased appetite. These symptoms are considered as the initial indicators of malaria in children; however, often we tend to take these changes in the children lightly and the infection starts aggravating. After the affected child has experienced the initial signs of malaria, they start getting chills, which within some time takes the shape of fever. One of the primary features of the fever caused by malaria is that it comes accompanied by extremely rapid breathing. This fever tends to get higher for 1-2 days. There are instances where the ailing child has suddenly developed a fever of 105° F due to malaria; the fever can get even higher  [...]

Managing Mood Swings during Pregnancy with Vitamin B Supplements

Managing Mood Swings during Pregnancy with Vitamin B Supplements

Vitamin B supplements help in managing the mood of women during pregnancy. The vitamin B supplements that help in managing mood swings during pregnancy are: Vitamin B3: Niacin or vitamin B3 is the B vitamin helping in mood regulation and energy metabolism. According to experts, niacin can effectively increase energy levels and maintain the normal blood glucose level. Deficiency of this vitamin can result in occurrence of depression symptoms. A pregnant woman must consume a minimum of 18 mg vitamin B3 for avoiding episodes of mood swings. Vitamin B6: According to nutritionists, pregnant women require more vitamin B6 than what is required by those who are not. This is because of the elevated levels of the hormone estrogen in their body. This vitamin also helps the body of a pregnant woman to  [...]

How to Teach a Child to Read?

How to Teach a Child to Read?

Here are some tips for teaching your child the art of reading: First teach alphabets: Before learning how to read, a child must learn alphabets. A normal child must be able to learn letters after completing the age of 2 years. Instead of teaching the child letters in the A to Z procedure, starting with the first letter of his name will make the process much easier for the little one. Using rhymes and songs starting with an alphabet may help the child to memorize it easily. Buy him alphabet toys like refrigerator magnets, bath sponges etc. This will make them more familiar with the alphabets. Read together: The process of reading together must be loud enough so that the child can understand the pronunciation of letters and words. This step should be started when the child has successfully learnt  [...]

Rare Neurological Disorders in Babies

Rare Neurological Disorders in Babies

Below we have discussed about the 2 rare, but extremely serious neurological disorders occurring in babies: Galactosemia: This is basically an inherited condition. Galactosemia stops the simple sugar known as galactose from breaking down into glucose and lactose. 1 out of every 60,000 newborns develops this condition. Newborns, who are given lactose i.e. the sugar present in milk, experience a piling up of agents from galactose. The symptoms of galactosemia start appearing within some days after the baby is born; the common signs of the condition include: poor feeding, convulsions, lethargy, impaired growth, irritability, vomiting and jaundice. According to medical experts, a baby with galactosemia might also develop an infection from the bacteria called E. coli. Infants suffering from this  [...]

Causes of UTI in Women

Causes of UTI in Women

Below, we have discussed about the causes of of UTI in women: The biological factors: Majority of the urinary tract infection cases are triggered by bacteria. According to studies conducted recently, 85% of the UTIs in woman are caused by bacteria present in the body of the patient. The bacteria that is commonly responsible for causing urinary tract infections E. coli or Escherichia coli. However, in rare cases UTI in woman might also occur due to other bacteria like Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Klebsiella and Proteus. Other than the bacteria mentioned above, yeast infections are also known for causing UTIs. There are also instances when type-2 herpes simplex virus is found to be the triggering factor of UTI. A urinary tract infection can also occur due to parasites; however, patients in the  [...]

How to Treat Cold in Women during Their Third Trimester?

How to Treat Cold in Women during Their Third Trimester?

Developing any health disorder during pregnancy, however simple or mild it may be is extremely difficult. So, when a pregnant woman develops a cold during her third trimester, things can become absolutely miserable for her. Generally, a cold can be easily combated with over the counter medications; however, things are not so simple for pregnant ladies. Pregnant ladies, especially the ones who have completed 38 weeks of pregnancy should avoid consuming any medication without consulting their physician. There are many medicines that are likely to harm the expecting mother and the growing baby in her womb. There are also certain pregnancy related medical conditions that worsen on taking some cold medications. The best way of managing a cold during pregnancy is taking medication (prescription or  [...]