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The rubella, also called German measles is a contagious viral infection, which is characterized by a distinctive red rash and other symptoms.
Although rubella is not the same as the measles, the two diseases share some characteristics, such as red rash. However, the former is caused by a virus different from the second and not as contagious or as serious as the latter.
The rubella poses a significant risk to the health of pregnant women, as if contracted this disease, especially in the first trimester, may undergo an abortion or fetus can suffer serious birth defects. Read the rest of this entry »
Although sometimes disturbing, the presence of mucus in the baby is quite common, and it is more than the accumulation of mucus in the throat and can be different colors depending on the cause, caused by a variety of factors, such as severe colds, respiratory infection, allergies, cough or even acid reflux.
Mucus is a liquid secreted by the mucous membranes, and the human body produces from 0.94 to 3.78 liters of mucus per day. Apart from the phlegm in the baby, the presence of mucus on the walls of the nostrils helps to collect particles, such as dust or pollen, which can be irritating.
It also helps to lubricate the airways, making breathing easier, and protect the esophagus and stomach acid stomach.
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The baby allergies are an adverse reaction that occurs when our children come in contact with anything in particular. There are allergies to certain foods, such as eggs, dairy and nuts, as well as to pollen, dust mites present in environmental or hairs of pets, such as cats.
In recent years, it was found that four in ten children suffer from some form of allergy, while the number of people with allergies has also increased. So today approached you information so you know what you face if your child develops an allergic reaction.
What is an allergic reaction?
When an allergic reaction is because a part of our organism has come into contact with a protein by a substance called allergen. Then the body’s immune system produces an antibody called immunoglobulin E, which sends a signal to the cells that contain large amounts of a substance called histamine, which is highlighting the external symptoms such as itchy eyes and nose, rashes, swollen eyes and lips, diarrhea and vomiting, among others. Fortunately, severe allergic reactions are very rare. Read the rest of this entry »
During the stage of pregnancy is very important that parents receive support from the obstetrician who came over the months and clear the doubts and fears that brings new life to come. However, once the baby was born, a new challenge presents itself: finding a pediatrician.
This task is crucial as it will allow parents to go through the complex the first months of the baby, advised and accompanied as they did during pregnancy.
Aspects to consider:
Some couples decide to start the search even before the time of delivery. This allows them a certain way to establish a bond of trust that will help a lot, especially in the early days of the baby, when everything is new and disturbing. Read the rest of this entry »
It is common for babies who use diapers are scalded frequently and one if the season is warm as summer. The dermatitis, diaper rash or scalds are produced in the skin of the baby because of the direct contact with urine, feces and on some occasions the same material of the diaper.
To avoid that the small scald constantly must take into account some important recommendations. It is preferable that the baby’s bottom is washed with warm water direct from the tap, without the possibility must then be washed to remove using cotton waste, and warm water in a container. We suggest that the tissues or wipes are used as a last option because they contain alcohol and can irritate the skin more hurt.
At times the mother will then need to use some soap for washing, it must be special baby and odorless with a neutral pH. Its use should be kept to a minimum; it should not rub hard and should be rinsed with water so that the skin is not irritated. Read the rest of this entry »
We give some practical guidelines on how to deal with some small problems of your baby health. This does not replace the advice of never pediatrician, but may be helpful.
Colic: If your baby cries for long, seemingly inconsolable, is that it has colic. If the doctor says its okay, do not worry. Rocking gently, reassured him.
Nasal congestion: If the baby has a nose cap that makes their food and sleep, you can use saline. However, we recommend that you avoid the use of vasoconstrictive drops.
Diaper rash: During the teething babies, it is not uncommon to have the red ass. It could be diaper rash and is convenient to visit the doctor. Hygiene is an important measure to prevent it: wash their ass after each bowel movement, often changing their diaper and put a barrier cream. Read the rest of this entry »
The deafness is a disability, whose diagnosis can not be detected with the naked eye, parents should be the first to realize that something is wrong with your baby and together with the specialist, once he has been diagnosed, must treat problem and begin to stimulate communication between the small, their parents and other family members.
It is almost always the 2 or 3 years when the diagnosis is something definitive, but there are some clues that parents need to know to realize before and go along with your children trained professional, i.e., consultation with the otolaryngologist and to determine whether in fact, a problem exists. When the baby is very small is difficult to detect whether hearing or not, but as the months go by and see the baby very quiet which was not startled or awakened by loud noises near his environment, it is time for parents to begin be very alert. Another sign may be that the baby can not calm down despite the voice of his mother, or that there is no reaction gesture when people closest to talk to you or laugh with him. Read the rest of this entry »
Diarrhea is a constant loss of fluids through the feces, this is usually caused by bacteria or virus in the intestine, which results in inflammation and digestive system, can no longer absorb water and food eliminated with the feces.
On the other hand, the cause may also be sensitive to certain foods, antibiotics and/or excessive consumption of fruit.
Usually diarrhea is a serious disease, so moms do not be alarmed, the danger of diarrhea is dehydration, the smaller should not stop eating, still giving breast milk is the best food you can provide also Give oral rehydration solution every hour. You can make a homemade solution with 1 liter of boiled water and relaxed to which you add 8 tablespoons of sugar and a teaspoon of salt. Read the rest of this entry »
Many parents wonder if apply or not their baby powders, lotions and/or spray since that generally, they are not recommended for children; some of these products contain components which can damage the skin of the baby producing eczemas or irritating her.
New research also indicates that some of these products contain chemicals harmful to the baby’s health, has been found phthalates, a substance for the manufacture of plastics, in the urine of some babies who use these products. This could lead to alterations in hormone levels as well as increased cases of allergies and eczema. Read the rest of this entry »