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4 Highly Abhorrent Infant Health Issues – Part III

4 Highly Abhorrent Infant Health Issues – Part III

Ringworm : A fungal form that leads to the appearance of reddish, scratchy, protruding circular patches noted on the skin. In spite its name; it is not a worm in any way. Fungi thrive in damp, balmy spots and mostly found in skin creases. (An amusing verity – Jock Itch is a form of ringworm). Icky Quotient: Quite distressing and yucky. It resonates poorer than it actually is – and while it is infectious, the only respite is that there are no noticeable creatures to combat. Proliferating Mechanism: These critters are perennially lurking in locker rooms, clammy clothing, wrestling or gymnastic foot mats, swim suits or bath caps and even present in specs or goggles. The ringworms could swiftly spread all over the body when one scratches. Detection: A ring-shaped, reddish rash that is associated  [...]

4 Highly Abhorrent Infant Health Issues – Part II

4 Highly Abhorrent Infant Health Issues – Part II

Lice : These parasitic creatures snugly seek shelter on the scalp and hair, fasten their eggs on to the hair roots, and gleefully live their entire life cycle comprising of nit, nymph and adulthood on the individual’s head for time spans of 1-3 weeks. Icky Quotient: Hits the roof. Lice are discernible, vampire-like, blood-thirsty insects that inhabit in congregations on your child’s head. Merely visualizing about them is enough to make one crazily itch one’s head. Pop in the intrinsic disgrace linked with lice infection, and one is assured a major annoyance. Proliferating Mechanism: These pests frequently flit locations from head, cushions, combs and if it has inhabited someone’s lice-inundated head, then it is a probable vector. Lice are known to survive for quite a few days  [...]

4 Highly Abhorrent Infant Health Issues – Part I

4 Highly Abhorrent Infant Health Issues – Part I

Toddlers when summed with germs mostly equates to muckiness (consider stomach flu). However, some infanthood miseries despite being of no grave consequence are truly repulsive. Though the bright aspect about the four below stated gross conditions is that they are not associated with sanitation and are widely prevalent than one could ever comprehend. Hence, one does not need to feel mortified or embarrassed about their presence. The appalling information regarding these conditions is explicated herewith. Pinworms Pinworms are fine, nearly half an inch lengthwise, thread-like, tiny white-coloured worms which are known to cause infection in the intestines. Icky Quotient Rather gross. The eggs laid by the pinworms emerge in the small intestines and gradually the newly born worms tread their course  [...]