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Heavy Metals Poisoning – Being Vigilant Regarding Lead

Heavy Metals Poisoning – Being Vigilant Regarding Lead

Lead Poisoning Lead is acquired from the earth and is employed in making paints, plastics and crystals for making their appearance more appeasing or for increasing their shelf life. Lead poisoning occurs due to lead getting inside one’ system that causes blood lead levels to lie at or greater than 10 μg/dL. All infants residing in Detroit are at heightened risk of developing lead poisoning. Lead poisoning Symptoms: Sluggish or retarded growth. Auditory loss. Difficulties in learning. Behavioural aberrations. Lead sources present in and around the vicinity of one’s home Those residences that were constructed prior to 1978 and which have cracks, peeling or chipping paints. Presence of exposed soil around old houses and close to freeways. Playthings that are manufactured  [...]

Asthmatic Infanthood – How To Make A Difference? – Part III

Asthmatic Infanthood – How To Make A Difference? – Part III

Modifying Physical Activity For Matching Present Asthma Status Physical activities that have greater intensity and continual extended spans of sprinting, basketball and soccer – tend to elicit asthma symptoms or attacks. Though, Olympic medal winners having significant asthma conditions are shining examples that such activities could be carried out when the asthma symptoms are properly managed. Actions to be taken into consideration Including ample warming up and cooling down sessions that aid in averting or assuaging occurrences of exercise-provoked asthma. Checking with the student’s asthma management plan, parent or the guardian or the health care provider regarding the kind and the length of any restrictions. Assessing the student and school resources in order to verify in what manner  [...]

Asthmatic Infanthood – How To Make A Difference? – Part II

Asthmatic Infanthood – How To Make A Difference? – Part II

Averting and Controlling Asthma Triggers Identifying and eliminating all possible asthma triggers. For instance, keeping away from furry or feathery pets. Using wooden, tile or vinyl flooring rather than using carpets. Scheduling repairs or pest control that might include the use of strong-natured irritants and smells for time periods when the child is not present in the vicinity and that the place could be well aerated. Adjusting exercise schedules in children whose asthmatic condition deteriorates due to pollen or nippy air. A noontime or an enclosed physical activity session might facilitate greater active involvement among such children. Assisting children in adhering to their asthma management plans that are charted out by the parent, guardian and the health care provider. All educational  [...]

Asthmatic Infanthood – How To Make A Difference? – Part I

Asthmatic Infanthood – How To Make A Difference? – Part I

Asthma is an unremitting lung condition with chronic inflammation occurring in the airway leading to recurrent severe attacks of breathing distress like cough, succinctness or feeling out of breath and chest constriction. Such symptoms surface due to inflammation making the air passages to overly react to a host of stimuli like physical activity, upper respiratory tract infections, certain types of allergens, and stimulants. Being exposed to these kinds of stimuli mostly known as triggers leads to additional swelling and blocking of the airways due to which mild, moderate or even life-menacing episodes of asthma transpire. In majority of children with inadequately controlled asthma, any form of strenuous or vigorous exercising could elicit the symptoms. While some children start becoming symptomatic  [...]

Asthma Inhalers May Not Halt Attacks Among Gene Mutation Infants

Asthma Inhalers May Not Halt Attacks Among Gene Mutation Infants

A latest research has revealed that the most popularly employed asthma inhalers in Britain might be ineffective in preventing asthma attacks amongst more than one lakh infants that carry a gene mutation. A study has revealed that Salbutamol, mostly dubbed the ‘blue inhaler’ or identified under the product name ‘Ventolin’ might prove ineffectual when administered on a daily basis. Scientists hailing from the University of Dundee, Brighton and Sussex Medical School have discovered that infants carrying a gene mutant known as Arg 16 were observed to have a 30% increased likelihood of ailing from asthma attacks as compared to infants carrying the normal type of the gene. In the study, all infants in the group were using salbutamol inhaler for relieving asthma attacks. These children were  [...]

Making An Infant-Paly First-Aid Kit – Part II

Making An Infant-Paly First-Aid Kit – Part II

Precisely what contents would comprise one’s first-aid kit is a personal choice, as one would require tailoring the kit to best fit the possible requirements of one’s family. However, the below stated listing would make for a great beginning point: Band-aids or plasters – Maintaining a sufficient collection of infant-sized plasters in varying sizes and interesting shapes and characters would aid in distracting them when they might be sensing pain due to being hurt. Assorted sized and shaped bandages and few safety pins for fastening them would be quite beneficial. Thermometer – According to age, one might require the strip version, ear or sucking thermometers, or the digital stick kinds. A pair of tweezers – In case one might need to pull out some sharp objects or splinters, some  [...]

Making An Infant-Paly First-Aid Kit – Part I

Making An Infant-Paly First-Aid Kit – Part I

The necessity of having a first-aid kit When there are tiny bundles of joy prancing about the house, it is always a prudent initiative of maintaining a stockpile of crucial first-aid items that could help one tackle any kind of emergency that might be anything from bumps, contusions to grazes. By having whatever hypothetically one might need, neatly stacked in one place would translate to lesser periods of time spent dashing about searching for items and spending more time to comfort and tend to the infant. Getting started All kinds of first-aid kits are obtainable in the shops and these could be a great way to get started especially if they are planned to be children-friendly. Optionally, one could put together one’s own first-aid kit by selecting a heavy-duty, watertight box and labeling  [...]

Chickenpox Facts- Varicella

Chickenpox Facts- Varicella

Chickenpox is a widely prevalent ailment that leads to scratchy rashes and reddish patches or pox (blister formations) that spreads throughout the body. It is mostly observed to affect children, but there are certain individuals that would contract chickenpox at a certain phase in their lives if they didn’t previously get inoculated with the chickenpox vaccine. Chickenpox generally has no grave consequence amongst children in good health. However, it could lead to certain complications during pregnancy, in newly born babies, teenagers, adults and in those having depleted immunity that saps the body’s capacity to combat infection. If one has formerly had chickenpox, then it is unlikely for it to relapse. However, the virus remains within the system for protracted periods of time, long after  [...]

Surviving Colic – Part II

Surviving Colic – Part II

‘Am I hallucinating this?’ On several occasions, the behaviorism of a colicky baby might make one feel like having confronted the Loch Ness beast. It can be quite unprepossessing to take a constantly yelping baby to public places like malls, restaurants or to one’s mom-in-law’s home cause who might like to hear the on-going shrieks. Colic-stricken babies when not ailing from it, would otherwise appear beamy and might sleep peaceably in the buggy for hours on end, seeming like the rather-perfect baby to outsiders. However, only the mothers of these colicky babies seem to be biting their tongues when they receive compliments from relatives about what an angel they have in their arms, when one’s personal harrowing experiences trace back to the protracted hours of non-stop crying that  [...]

Surviving Colic – Part I

Surviving Colic – Part I

Many newborns fuss and cry foul for protracted periods of time irrespective of day or night due to colic trouble. It is an arduous experience for the new moms and no amount of preparation what-so-ever can prepare them to face colic – the tenuous analysis for a newly born’s gutted crying. To many women colic can be harder on them than the newborn. Even veteran mommas, who have bought up kids in the past, are still unsure on how to make a colic-stricken baby stop. This form of uncertainty is a perfectly normal feeling experienced among countless women across the globe. Below stated are few prevalent, excruciating reactions many mothers might have towards colic and what could possibly be of assistance. ‘Feeling like an inept mother’: The euphoric sights of the woman in the tot-lotion advertisements  [...]

Healthy Ways of Combating Cold and Flu Viruses – Part II

Healthy Ways of Combating Cold and Flu Viruses – Part II

The key to success is being consistent and getting them to follow it on all times. If one does it then the children too might commence washing their hands routinely and might even jog your memory if you forgot. It is imperative to follow correct hand washing routine that would involve washing with tepid water and an anti-bacterial soap. According to the CDC, the appropriate time period one must follow during each hand wash would be approximately that much time that one would require to crone ‘Happy Birthday’ twice – that is about fifteen to twenty seconds. In the absence of soap-water, one could adeptly substitute them with an alcohol-derived gel that must be rubbed in-between the hands for nearly twenty seconds till the gel has totally dried out. Undoubtedly, there would always be some  [...]

Healthy Ways of Combating Cold and Flu Viruses – Part I

Healthy Ways of Combating Cold and Flu Viruses – Part I

How soon must the children understand ways to averting cold and flu viruses? Well, as is wisely professed that the earlier the better. As tots get older and eventually outgrow that exasperating phase wherein they have to put whatever they are fascinated about into their mouth – then it is the ideal time to get started on instructing them on inculcating habits that will safeguard them from cold and flu germs. Good sanitation habits are comparatively much simpler to initiate and imbibe when the children are young. Undesirable habits are often a tight nut to crack. Espousing healthy habits in tots could have a myriad of tangible advantages. Ducking merely one or two of those day care-contracted flu viruses might save one a host of despair and anguish. Also healthy habits could aid in safeguarding  [...]