Archive for November, 2011
For over five decades, dentists recommend the use of fluoride for dental care for adults and especially children. Its regular use increases the resistance of enamel remineralization favors and has an important antibacterial action.
The benefits of fluoride are multiplied if applied in young children because their teeth are still in process of formation.
Fluoride can be administered systemically (in drops) or topically, such as mouthwash and toothpaste. During tooth formation systemic fluoride is incorporated into the crystalline structure of enamel and leads to the formation of fluorapatite and fluoride hydroxyapatite, which makes the enamel more resistant to demineralization. Read the rest of this entry »
Newborns have a very fragile body, so parents should learn to load it, change it and hold it securely to avoid any sudden movement that could result in injury.
During the early months, babies can not keep his head upright and need to be held securely, but can make moves if we travel in a crib, a changing table or bed, so it becomes essential to monitor them constantly and never leave them alone for extended periods, and that could fall and get hurt severely.
How to treat a fall
Sometimes, despite the watchful eyes of adults, young children can suffer any of these household accidents. In these cases, according to the characteristics of the fall, parents can apply ice wrapped in plastic, in order to avoid or reduce any swelling or bruising at the time of the consultation with the specialist. Read the rest of this entry »
An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy complication in which the fertilized egg develops in the tissues other than the uterine wall. Frequently, this is usually implanted in the fallopian tube, but can do so in the ovary, cervical canal, into the pelvic cavity or abdomen.
In recent years, the early diagnosis of this type of gynecological pathology allows the resolution of it with the least possible harm to women. However, it is necessary to warn of the risks to women if not treated on time, and the consequences it can have on fertility.
Any woman can suffer an ectopic pregnancy, but some circumstances increase the risk of:
That woman has become a surgical sterilization, but despite that becomes pregnant.
Have been operated in the fallopian tubes in order to correct a problem or achieve reverse a tubal ligation. Read the rest of this entry »
Anaphylaxis is a reaction allergic swift and severe and one of the most challenging medical emergencies that a parent can face. It all starts when the immune system mistakenly responds to form a hazardous substance that is not like a serious threat, releasing histamine and other chemicals that cause a large number of symptoms, some of them can endanger life.
Symptoms that your child may have in such cases include inflammation of the skin, throat, face, lips and tongue, difficulty breathing normally, rapid pulse, or irregular heartbeat, hives, dizziness, fainting or loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, have extremely pale skin, sweating, red or blue in color and have confusion. Read the rest of this entry »
Young babies do not control their body temperature properly; their skin still does not retain heat well and can be cooled quickly. But no, you have to shelter them too much, because the clothes that are too thick and make them perspire very common to catch colds.
You should also know that is not the same out with the baby to the park to go to the mall. Always find the most suitable temperature for the baby, note their appearance and touch his skin or the neck. But do not worry; here are some tips to let your baby dress in the winter.
You should never forget that prevention is the best and always bring an extra piece in the bag when you take it out anywhere.
To begin with all the small items should be practical, easy and quick to apply and remove, so you can easily change. The pants should be with elastic waist and between her legs open for easy diaper change. Read the rest of this entry »
Formerly it was very common for babies to be calm sweeten the pacifier with any sweet or honey product. This practice was condemned by the entire scientific community, not only for the negative impact it can have a lasting and effective breastfeeding, but also affect oral health.
We must not fail to mention that represents a risk to the health of children under one year old, who under no circumstances should eat honey, because a small amount can be extremely dangerous. Its consumption can lead to allergic reactions, which in effect can be prevented.
This product, whether from cane or bee, can contain spores of clostridium botulinum neurotoxin produced in the gut, immature infant. For this reason, when they eat contaminated food get sick more easily. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most exciting moments of expectant mothers is undoubtedly the time when they begin to feel the kicks of the baby. But that moment might not come until between weeks sixteen and twenty-two, because even if your baby has been moving around your uterus from the seventh and eighth weeks, possibly you’ve seen on ultrasound, it is up to this age that is enough really great to feel it.
However, mothers who have had babies are able to feel the little kicks before that time, because for them it will be easier to distinguish these feelings of others as the gas through the intestines. Besides, your body composition can also play an important part when kicking, it is said that thin women are felt sooner than those with more weight. Read the rest of this entry »
Caring for your teeth, your gums and your mouth’s health in general is the key to preventing infections such as gingivitis can lead to your health during pregnancy is impaired. In addition to practicing good oral hygiene, it is best to go to the dentist to constantly watch for what happens to you in the gums and not suffer much from the so-called gingivitis of pregnancy.
One of the best advices for you is to prevent these discomforts of pregnancy is to make a preventive care by an expert regularly. Your dentist can remove plaque and tartar that you can not remove with normal brushing, so if you have not seen recently make an appointment and do not forget to tell you’re pregnant and months you have. Read the rest of this entry »