Before antibiotics were discovered, many patients with neuro-syphilis were treated by inducing fever injecting malaria pathogen. Malaria was then treated with quinine. Of course some patients succumbed to malaria (not fever), but neuro-syphilis was a terminal ailment with certain death. Luckily Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928
Neither fruits nor fruit juices, not even ice cream increase the risk of getting common cold!
If your child has been constipated for a short time, changing what he or she eats may be the only treatment needed. You can make these changes as often as needed so that the child has soft and painless bowel movements.
Adequate nutrition by appropriate complementary feeding (weaning food term is obsolete) during this period is fundamental to the development of each child’s full human potential. After a child reaches 2 years of age, it is very difficult to reverse malnutrition and stunting (shortness) that has occurred earlier.
This article is about first-aid for five common emergencies fits/seizures, drowning, poisoning, snake bite and choking.. Most accidents and poisoning occur when the child becomes curious about the environment and are able to reach for objects, from around 1 year to 5 years. Accidents decline after 5 years when the child becomes aware of the surroundings and harmful household items. Intentional poisoning and accidents occur in teenagers when they try dangerous experiences. It is essential that everyone knows basic first aid.
Fever is by far the most common symptom for visit to a Pediatrician. Many of these children can safely managed at home (Yes I do say it!), although fever is very distressing to the parent
Most parents experience at least minor cuts/burns in their children. It is imperative that everyone is well aware of effective first aid skills and also to avoid common mistakes. They also should know when the condition is serious enough to mandate taking to the hospital..This article deals with common childhood injuries
Food fussiness (also called picky eating, faddy eating or choosy eating,) is seen in 50% of 1 to 3 year old children. Child's participation in food selection (during shopping and at home) and preparation (with closed supervision from parents) is helpful to reduce food fussiness.
Exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months of age can save the lives of 800,000 children and US$ 300 billion every year.
The normal newborn findings are 1. Red rash in a baby 2. Skin Peeling 3. White dots on nose 4. White dot on the roof of the mouth 5. Weight loss in the first week 6. Frequent stools 7. Spitting out milk 8. Whitish discharge from vagina 9. Bleeding from vagina 10. Jaundice