February 29, 2016

RASHES: PREVENTION AND TREATMENTS!

How to Prevent Rashes

    -Avoid strong substances (soaps, detergents, perfumes) that may irritate the skin and make it more susceptible to injury and rashes. Avoid letting a child wear tight-fitting clothing that can irritate the skin.

February 27, 2016

ECZEMA!

There are three common types of eczema:
    Atopic dermatitis is chronic skin rash that affects children in families with a history of allergies. The rash is usually dry and itchy; the skin becomes red, irritated, and scaly. Scratching may lead to breaks in the skin, with resultant secondary infection and scarring.

February 26, 2016

TICK BITE AND LYME DISEASES!

What Does a Tick Look Like?
Ticks are very small, parasitic insects that look like spiders, with round, brown bodies and legs. They attach themselves to the skin and feed on blood; the tick's bloated body rests on the victim's skin, with its head burrowed just under it.
Ticks reside in heavily wooded areas or fields, and are most active in the spring and summer months. They can be carried into the home on clothing or on pets and then crawl onto human skin. Not all ticks carry disease, but some do transmit them. The wood tick, or dog tick, can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Colorado tick fever; other ticks, including the deer tick, can transmit Lyme disease. Ticks

FRACTURE OF THE PENIS: by DR MADUKA


FRACTURE OF THE PENIS:
Just like a bone, a penis can be fractured.
The majority of penile/penis fractures result from vigorous/forceful/aggressive vaginal intercourse, where the rigid/hard penis slips out of the vagina and strikes against the perineum or pubic bone of the female, causing it to buckle. The man will feel an immediate severe pain, hear a crackling sound, his penis will go flat and swelling follows.
The condition

February 25, 2016

HAND, FOOT, & MOUTH DISEASE!( HFMD)

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a childhood illness that usually isn't serious, but could wreak havoc on your household for about a week. The virus -- usually coxsackie -- sets up shop in your kid's gut and incubates for three to five days. First-day symptoms can include a fever, sore throat, and a lack of energy and appetite. Then the disease lives up to its name by distributing sores in the mouth and a rash on your child's hands and feet

February 23, 2016

ROSEOLA!

Roseola is a viral infection that usually targets children 6 months to 2 years old. School-age kids can contract the disease, but it's less common among older children, and symptoms are likely to be less severe. Roseola starts with a rapidly rising fever, sometimes accompanied by coldlike symptoms, and ends with a rash that can appear on your child's torso, arms, legs, and face.

February 22, 2016

FIFTH DISEASE!

Fifth Disease is a viral infection that can bring on coldlike symptoms and a bright-red face-and-body rash in infants, young children, and, occasionally, adults. This disease is just one of a lengthy list of skin conditions that can target young kids. In fact, the name Fifth Disease is a historical term dating back to when common skin conditions were listed by number rather than name. Luckily for parents, this one is usually mild and goes away on its own, and some children may not even show any signs of being sick.

February 20, 2016

MONONUCLEOSIS (MONO)

Mononucleosis, commonly called the kissing disease, is usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Learn what causes mono, and how to prevent it.
What Is Mononucleosis (Mono)?
Mononucleosis, commonly called mono, is an infectious disease usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Infection occurs when bodily fluids are passed from one person to another by coughing, sneezing, sharing foods and drinks, and kissing. (Mononucleosis is often called the kissing disease.) The

February 19, 2016

SCARLET FEVER!

A throat infection, high fever, and a body rash are signs of scarlet fever. Identify more symptoms and learn how to give the proper treatment.
What Is Scarlet Fever?
Scarlet fever is a common infectious disease caused by group A streptococcus. The bacteria infects the throat and releases a toxin that leads to a rash all over the body.

February 18, 2016

CHICKEN POX!

Without the chicken pox vaccine, the contagious virus can include rashes on the body and blisters in the mouth.
What Is Chicken Pox?
Chicken pox is a common childhood disease that causes fever and a rash consisting of small, fluid-filled blisters or vesicles.

February 17, 2016

MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM INFECTION!

Symptoms of molluscum contagiosum, a skin infection caused by a poxvirus, include the appearance of flesh-colored bumps. Learn to spot the signs of molluscum contagiosum in children.
What Is Molluscum Contagiosum?
Molluscum contagiosum is a type of skin infection that is caused by a similar virus (the poxvirus) that brings about common skin warts. The molluscum rash looks like tiny, flesh-colored bumps, and infection happens through direct skin-to-skin contact or sharing towels.

February 16, 2016

CELLULITIS (ERYSIPELAS RASH)!

Cellulitis, also known as the Erysipelas rash, is a skin infection caused by bacteria. Learn to spot the signs to get proper treatment.
What Is Cellulitis?
Cellulitis, or erysipelas, is a bacterial skin infection that happens in both children and adults. In most cases, the skin infection is caused by streptococcal or staphylococcal bacteria. It frequently occurs from a skin injury, such as a cut, insect sting, animal bite, or scratching from eczema or chicken pox. It also may occur when children have problems with their immune systems. Cellulitis is not contagious.

February 15, 2016

IMPETIGO!

What Is Impetigo?
Impetigo is a common bacterial skin infection that is usually caused by the staphylococcus (staph) or streptococcus (strep) bacteria. Impetigo is usually found on the face, around the nose or mouth, and on the fingers; it often develops in places where the skin is broken from a cut, a bug bite, a patch of eczema, or a chicken pox lesion.

February 11, 2016

HIVES! (URTICARIA)

Hives, also known as urticaria, affects about 20 percent of people at some time during their lives. It can be triggered by many substances or situations and usually starts as an itchy patch of skin that turns into swollen red welts. The itching may be mild to severe. Scratching, alcoholic beverages, exercise and emotional stress may worsen the itching

February 10, 2016

Picture: The Praying Child By FirstLadyNaija

Prayer is the best way to communicate with God.

While mum was sick, Kamsi was busy Praying.

Every mother should teach the child to be Prayerful.

February 7, 2016

NEW MOM'S INJURIES! HOW TO AVOID/TACKLE THEM!

For all its luminous rewards, motherhood can be hard on the body. What may start out as minor aches and pains can escalate into full-blown repetitive strain injuries. The moves moms make every day, such as hoisting baby from a crib and hunching over to breastfeed, can cause chronic irritation to the muscles, tendons or joints.

February 6, 2016

DOES YOUR BABY HAVE COUGH?

Coughs can be distressing for your baby, but they are usually over within two weeks and are rarely anything to worry about. However, soothing a coughing baby can be hard work, and you may have a few sleepless nights until your baby gets better.
What causes coughs?

THRUSH IN BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS!

What is it?
Thrush is a common and harmless yeast infection in a baby's mouth that can affect your nipples during breastfeeding. Yeast is a normal part of everyone's digestive system, but when there's an overgrowth, an infection sets in.
Many infants first come in contact with yeast as they travel down the birth canal (you can have a vaginal yeast infection during pregnancy and not be aware of it). After your baby is born, or during labor and delivery, antibiotics taken by you or your baby can trigger a case of thrush. That's because antibiotics, which get into your breast milk, kill off "good" bacteria that keep yeast in check.

February 5, 2016

ZIKA IN PREGNANCY!


What is Zika?

Zika is a virus and an illness.

Certain mosquitoes carry the virus and transmit it to people. The illness itself is usually mild, but experts are concerned about how it may affect pregnant women. Doctors in Brazil are investigating a possible link between Zika in pregnant women and birth defects in their babies. (They're particularly concerned about the recent rise in cases of microcephaly, a birth defect in which a baby's head is smaller than expected and the brain has not developed properly, sometimes leading to problems such as seizures and delayed development.)

6 MISTAKES PARENTS MAKE

Getting young children to sleep — and stay asleep — is one of the most daunting tasks of parenthood. Even parents of "good" sleepers face nap time or bedtime struggles occasionally. In fact, up to a third of children suffer from some sort of sleep problem.
Experts have identified six common mistakes parents make when it comes to their kids' getting good shut-eye. But the good news is, these mistakes can be turned around without too much trouble. Children's sleep experts and veteran parents alike confirm that simple changes to sleep routines and environments can make a big difference in preventing or correcting common sleep difficulties.