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Symptoms of Hernia in Infants

Symptoms of Hernia in Infants

Hernia is a condition marked by protrusion of internal tissues or an organ through a weakened region of muscle wall or a hole. In case development of muscles is not completed within the mother’s womb, infants might also develop hernia. This means, the premature babies are more likely to suffer from hernia as often the muscles in their body are not fully developed at the time of birth. In this article, we will be discussing about the signs of hernia in infants: Groin bulge: Appearance of a bump or bulge in the baby’s groin region is the most common sign of inguinal hernia. The baby boys mostly get the bulge in their scrotum; on the other hand, girls and some boys get the bulge in any other part of their groin. The bulge can be seen always or can be intermittently visible. Abdominal bulge: Umbilical  [...]

Importance Vitamin K for Kids

Importance Vitamin K for Kids

The fat soluble vitamin, Vitamin K plays a major role in relieving blood clots. Unfortunately, this essential element is not synthesized by the body and needs the external supply to suffice its need. Vitamin K is an essential nutrient mainly found in fresh and green leafy vegetables. It is a fat soluble vitamin and thus gets easily absorbed by the liver and fat tissues in the body. The predominant role of the vitamin is to prevent the formation of blood clots and encourage a steady stream of blood flow. Those kids who have a severe deficiency of this vitamin owing to their poor eating habits, experience symptoms like bleeding nose, bleeding gums and more. Furthermore, it is significant to note that adequate presence of this vitamin is requisite for proper absorption of calcium into the bones.  [...]

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  [...]

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  [...]

How to Increase Appetite of an Underweight Child?

How to Increase Appetite of an Underweight Child?

Usually, children burn a lot of calories through activities like running around, jumping etc. So, if they don’t eat a proper diet, they are likely to be underweight in spite of being absolutely healthy. If you find that your child is not eating enough and failing to gain weight, you must take certain steps to make sure that the child grows properly both in height and weight. The first thing you should do to ensure that your child’s weight increase is changing his food habits. For doing so, you may need to change the food habit of your entire family. If you and the other members of your family rely on quick fixes and small meals, you must set a time when all the members of your family will have to sit around the dining table for eating together. This will make the act of having meals a fun  [...]

Kids Health Safety Advice Every Parent Must Follow

Kids Health Safety Advice Every Parent Must Follow

With surmounting rates of childhood sicknesses nowadays, it has become increasingly crucial to be wary about what one is feeding one’s kid from the very first day onwards. Infants already have a major risk from the lethal load of their moms – being exposed to plastic & contaminant types present in them like Bisphenol A (BPA) being one such toxic substance. The CDC has identified BPA in urinary samples of ninety-five per cent of individuals that have undergone testing. Now, there is also proof of such toxic substances spreading to babies while they are yet within their mother’s wombs. Two years back, the EWG uncovered well over two hundred toxic substances, inclusive of BPA, pesticide, flame retardant, Hg in the cord blood of umbilicus inbabies from America. When your infant has exposure  [...]

Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month – Important Tips to Protect Your Baby

Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month – Important Tips to Protect Your Baby

June has been designated as National Congenital cytomegalovirus awareness month in the United States with the noble intention of raising public awareness regarding this condition which afflicts more children as compared other recognized disorders & infections like FAS, cleft spine, Down’s syndrome & Pediatric AIDS HIV. The CDC has pointed out that congenital cytomegalovirus infection is the commonest viral infection in the U.S. with one from 150 kids born with it. Annually, 30000 babies delivered have congenital CMV causal to four hundred mortalities & leaves eight thousand children with lasting disablements like going deaf, blind, disablements both mentally & physically, seizure attacks & cerebral palsy. In the U.S., around fifty to sixty percent of females are at risk  [...]

Teething Relief Remedies

Teething Relief Remedies

Babies cutting tooth can be exasperating for them as well as their parents, though for the lucky few their tooth might just pop out painlessly. Teething is oftentimes a package deal coming along with its fair share of drooling and its related rashes on the chin area, irritable behaviour, diarrhea, low-grading fever, gnawing, cold-similar signs, disturbed sleep patterns, coughs and fussy behaviour. Providentially, teething relief is easily possible by incorporating several pointers & tricks mentioned herewith for soothing babies. Get Iced Up Check out an array of chilled out favourites: Teething ring post-freezing. Ice, simply rubbing some alongside the gum-line of the infant. Iced juices-based slush or popsicles. Chilled spoon. Freeze state bagels or bananas. Iced washcloth application.  [...]

Swimmer Ear Infection Treatment & Prevention Strategies

Swimmer Ear Infection Treatment & Prevention Strategies

Swimming is definitely fun-filled though swimmer ear infection certainly isn’t. Once water gains entry into the auditory canal, it could cause skin irritation in that area which could then develop into a bacterial infection (or in rare cases, fungal infection). The medical terminology of such a situation is known as otitis externa resulting in an agonizing swelling in the auditory canal. Disparate to otitis media (a prevalent infection wherein the middle ear gets inflamed that at times is felt alongside the cold virus), otitis externa generally does not develop following colds or having feverishness as a sign. Instead, the ear becomes vastly sore & pulls on the kid’s external ear causing him/her to yell painfully. In case your kid has ended up with an aching ear some days subsequent  [...]

Cold Cure Drug – free Tips for Little Kids

Cold Cure Drug – free Tips for Little Kids

It can be rather upsetting to see your little child cough, sneeze and a dribble-nosed elfin mess. Sans any choice of selecting medicines (kid’s cough & cold cure options are now solely suggested for children over four), one could easily get disheartened and lost for options to ease your cutie-pie’s despair. Avoid hitting the panic button as illustrated herewith is several drug-less cold cure tips that could be tried. Nasal-lubing Any thing one could do for lubricating the nasal area would aid in relieving irritations & might help in stimulating nose passage thus de-blocking them and easily the breathing process of the kid. Cool mist vaporizers or salt-based nose sprays could be tried for relieving cold. Using nose aspirators are deemed alright for sucking off the gook in kids that  [...]

Baby Vomiting & Spitting up – When to Worry

Baby Vomiting & Spitting up – When to Worry

Baby vomiting & spitting up is a key area of concern among many parents. Some of the apprehension is constructive since it is reflective of a deeper comprehension of reflux condition, however another segment might be off-putting & reflecting a move to hold puking accountable for every issue (like colic). Thus as a consequence, there’s an inclination of starting medicines for really young babies which is truly unnecessary & for whom likely side-effects haven’t been ascertained. Baby vomiting & spitting up – What is the reason of reflux in infants Once infants have swallowed milk, it would be gliding through the backsides of their throats inside the tubular esophageal area & then inside the abdomen. At the juncture of the esophageal & abdominal area is present a  [...]

Intussusception in Children

Intussusception in Children

Intussusception is a condition wherein a portion of the intestines develops self-folding into a telescope-like appearance occurring anywhere in the digestive tract, generally noted amid the lower portion of the small bowel. Portion of the intestinal region which develops inwards folding might start losing a little or total loss of blood circulation leading to pains & swelling. In case untreated, intestinal blockage develops. Intussusception generally occurs in young kids and rarely among the adult populace. However, this article sheds light on mainly intussusception in children. Causes & Symptoms of Intussusception in Children The reason for intussusception in children is yet unknown in majority of the cases. At times, it occurs subsequent to a kid experiencing cold or inflamed abdomen  [...]

Flu Vaccine 2010-2011: What Pregnant, Nursing Moms & Children Need to Know

Flu Vaccine 2010-2011: What Pregnant, Nursing Moms & Children Need to Know

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that every individual get the flu vaccine except for babies below six months of age. Here are some commonly encountered queries regarding the 2010-2011 flu vaccination pertinent to women who have conceived, are breastfeeding or for their babies or kids. Among kids less than nine years of age what are the number of doses of seasonal influenza shot needed for them? It is truly quite complex for parents having kids eight years in age or lesser & those who haven’t ever been totally inoculated from the flu. So, what are the numbers of flu shot doses would children less than nine years of age be requiring in the current year? It would be dependent on duo aspects: Has the child received any 2009 flu pandemic vaccines –  [...]