January 28, 2016

DISADVANTAGES OF APPLYING RELAXERS ON CHILDREN!

Fact:
Relaxers burn, sting, and cause discomfort to the scalp and hairline when applied incorrectly.   Additionally, the scalp of a small child can suffer irreplaceable damage due to the lye and calcium hydroxide contained in relaxers that straightens the hair. This can lead to thinning temples and hairlines and can retard the hair growth

January 26, 2016

MATERNITY AND NURSING BRAS!

How do I know when it's time for a new bra?
A good rule of thumb: Tight ain't right. When you take off the bra and see indentations where the band and straps were, your breasts are spilling out of your bra cups, or your bra feels too snug, it's time to purchase a new one, says Felina Gallagher of the Upper Breast Side, a breastfeeding resource center in Manhattan.

CHILDPROOFING YOUR BATHROOM!

Like the kitchen, the bathroom can be one of the more hazardous rooms in your home for your baby. The following tips will help keep your baby safe and out of mischief:
1:-
Make sure your baby doesn't find his way into the bathroom unsupervised by installing a hook-and-eye lock high on the outside of the door or by placing a childproof cover over the doorknob.

January 24, 2016

PREVENTION OF MOSQUITO BITES ON BABIES!

The Following are a few steps that can help mothers to prevent mosquito bites on their infants.
1. Dress Your Baby in Covered Clothes
Even if the weather is warm, make sure your baby is wearing protective clothing that prevents mosquitoes and other insects to bite them. Clothes that cover full arms and legs should be worn by babies.

January 23, 2016

MOSQUITO BITES ON BABIES!

Babies tend to get bitten by insects more frequently than adults. It is only because they are easy preys and they are not aware of these insects in their surroundings. Insects, especially mosquitoes are almost everywhere, more so outdoors where children play. But there is no way mosquito bites can be absolutely avoided.

January 18, 2016

DE QUERVAIN'S TENDINITIS a.k.a MOMMY'S THUMB

De Quervain's is a condition in which the tendons from the thumb to the wrist become inflamed and rub against the "tunnel" that encloses them, causing sensations from mild discomfort to severe pain on the thumb side of the wrist.
Though anyone can develop de Quervain's, it's most common in new mothers and usually stems from stress on the wrist resulting from lifting a baby frequently

January 13, 2016

TORTICOLLIS IN NEW BORN BABIES!

What is torticollis?
Torticollis means "twisted neck," and if a child has this condition, her head will be tilted to one side while the chin is turned to the other side. It's also sometimes called wryneck. While it may look painful, it usually isn't.
When a baby is born with the condition, it's called congenital torticollis. (There's also a condition called acquired torticollis that can develop at a later time. In some cases of acquired torticollis, the chin may be turned to the same side as the head.

SWOLLEN TESTICLES IN MALE BABIES

My baby's testicles are swollen — what's going on?
If your baby's testicles are swollen just after birth, it's most likely because of the extra fluid newborns carry or the extra dose of hormones he may have received from you just before birth. This swelling is harmless, and he'll flush the fluid out in his pee after a few days

January 12, 2016

VULVOVAGINITIS IN FEMALE CHILDREN!

What is vulvovaginitis?
If your daughter complains of a sore bottom or is scratching her genital area, she may have vulvovaginitis, an inflammation of the vulva and vagina. It's the most common gynecologic problem in young girls (particularly school-age girls), though it can occur at any age

January 11, 2016

HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE IN THE SUN!

Babies can quickly suffer the short- and long-term damage of sunburn and heat stroke, so keeping your baby safe in the sun is crucial.
Sunburn can cause pain, fever, and dehydration. And just one sunburn during childhood raises the risk of melanoma (the most deadly type of skin cancer) as well as wrinkles later in life.
Keep your baby completely out of the sun as much as possible before 6 months of age. When you do go outdoors, be particularly careful in the early months about taking all the following precautions

January 8, 2016

EATING FISH DURING PREGNANCY!

You've probably heard that fish is a major source of omega-3 fatty acids (specifically DHA and EPA), which are important for your baby's brain and eye development. Fish is also low in saturated fat and high in protein, vitamin D, and other nutrients that are crucial for a developing baby and a healthy pregnancy

January 7, 2016

REFLUX AND GERD IN BABIES!

What causes reflux?
A baby may have reflux when her esophageal sphincter (the valve connecting the esophagus to the stomach) is weak or not working properly. This allows food and gastric juices to flow back up out of her stomach and into her mouth. It’s also what causes heartburn in adults

January 6, 2016

EBOLA VIRUS -by Dr Maduka

EBOLA VIRUS (EBOLA HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER):
Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is a severe, often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) that has appeared sporadically since its initial recognition in 1976.
The disease is caused by infection with Ebola virus,

January 5, 2016

DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONE: UNDERSTANDING!

Understanding words, behavior, and concepts
Your newborn can't yet speak your language or fully understand what you're saying to him/her, but he/she is a fast learner. Research shows that babies start listening to their parents' voices while still in the womb

January 4, 2016

DRY SKIN IN BABIES!

What can I do about my child's dry skin?
Cut back on bath time
Bathing dries a child's skin because it removes the skin's natural oils along with the dirt. But as long as you take a few precautions, even daily baths shouldn't be a problem.
Instead of a 30-minute bath, cut bath time down to about 10 minutes. Use warm water – not hot – and soap up sparingly. In fact,a pediatric suggests using a fragrance-free, soap-free cleanser, which is much less harsh than regular soap.
Let your child

January 2, 2016

TIGECYCLINE (Tygacil): by Dr Maduka

TIGECYCLINE (Tygacil):
This is the very first glycylcycline antibiotic in the world.
Please note that Tigecycline is NOT within the class of Tetracyclines (eg Tetracycline and Doxycycline).
It is used in the treatment of the following

January 1, 2016

6 EASY WAYS TO PREVENT HYPERTENSION!

To avoid a hypertension diagnosis, make these healthy lifestyle choices:
Maintain a healthy weight.
When it comes to hypertension prevention, your weight is crucial, says a doctor.
People who are overweight should try to lose weight, and people of normal weight should avoid adding on any pounds. If you are carrying extra weight, losing as little as 10 pounds can help prevent high blood pressure. Talk with your doctor about the best weight for you