Shaken Baby Syndrome

When a baby or early kid is severely shaken, it can result in Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), a type of child abuse that permanently harms the brain and body. Extreme agitation, convulsions, vomiting, and blood spots in the eyes are all symptoms of SBS. It’s essential to never shake a child and to learn alternate techniques for settling a crying newborn if you want to avoid SBS. Seek quick medical assistance if you think you may have SBS.

Rubella

Rubella is a highly contagious viral disease causing slight fever, mild rash, and swollen glands. Contracting rubella in early pregnancy can result in birth defects and fetal death. Rubella vaccine is recommended to prevent the spread of the disease, especially in women of childbearing age. Symptoms of rubella include rash, fever, joint aches, and runny nose, but as many as half of all cases occur without a rash. There is no specific treatment for rubella, but immunity after contracting the disease is usually permanent. The MMR vaccine, which includes rubella, is given to children and those without laboratory evidence of immunity. Preventing the spread of rubella is crucial to control congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), which can cause deafness, blindness, heart defects, and mental retardation in infants.

Reflux in Children

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs when stomach contents reflux into the esophagus during or after a meal. This condition is common in healthy infants, with more than half experiencing reflux in the first 3 months of life. The symptoms include spitting up, vomiting, irritability, and poor feeding. The treatment for reflux depends on the symptoms and age of the infant, and can range from feeding changes to medication. Infants with GER should be burped after feedings and held upright for 30 minutes. The condition often resolves by itself and infants usually outgrow reflux by 1 or 2 years of age.

Potty training

Potty training is a crucial milestone in your child’s development, but the age is not always the most important factor. The readiness of your child and yourself are the keys to starting potty training. Choose a time when you’re not stressed and explain the process to your child. Take your child to the toilet at regular intervals, encourage and praise them for every success, and be patient as it may take several months.

Pinworms

Pinworms are small, thin, white roundworms called Enterobius vermicularis that can live in the colon and rectum of humans. Pinworm infection is the most common worm infection, affecting people of all ages and socioeconomic levels. The infection is spread through the transfer of infective pinworm eggs from the anus to someone’s mouth. Symptoms include itching around the anus and difficulty sleeping.

Mono

Infectious mononucleosis (MONO) The kissing disease” is an infection causes fever, sore throat, fatigue, and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. It most commonly occurs in adolescents and young adults. Although not generally considered a serious illness, mononucleosis can lead…

Learning disability

What are learning disabilities? Learning disabilities are caused by a difference in brain structure that is present at birth and is often hereditary. They affect the way the brain processes information. This processing is the main function involved in learning.…

Kawasaki disease

What is Kawasaki syndrome? Kawasaki syndrome is a serious rash illness of children. It is a relatively rare disease; 3,000-3,500 cases are¬†estimated to occur¬†each year in the United States. Who gets Kawasaki syndrome? Most cases occur in infants and children…

Impetigo

What is Impetigo? Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. Common in young children, impetigo can present as boils, carbuncles, furuncles and abscesses. It is mostly seen on the face and around the mouth, but can be found any…