Childrens Medical Dictionary

B A B Y  A N D  C H I L D




- Aspirin and Young Children (Reyes Syndrome).- Autism.
- Bed Wetting or Nocturnal Enuresis. - Breast or Bottle Feeding.
- Chicken Pox (Varicella). - Childhood Immunization/Vaccination
- Convulsions in Childhood. - Croup.
- Cystic Fibrosis (CF). - Deafness in Childhood.
- Diarrhoea and Vomiting. - Downs Syndrome.
- Dyslexia. - Fever in Infants.
- German Measles (Rubella). -Heart Murmurs
-Heat Exhaustion in Children.-Hyperactivity in Childhood.
-Impetigo.-Measles.
-Meningitis.-Mumps.
-Nappy Rash.-Normal Development (Baby Care).
-Speech Development in Children-Spina Bifida.
-Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or Cot Death.-Teething.
-Your Baby Won't Sleep.-Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Baby and Child

Childhood is the foundational stage of building up sound health for whole life. To make your Baby & Child a strong and healthy person you must know about the most bugging health problems of childhood. The knowledge will help you gear up protection from these potential enemies.

About Some Most Common Health Problems  

Obesity

Childhood obesity is on rise in the US. Obesity is not a single pointer; it can cause other disorders later in life.

Tips To Control Obesity

  1. Imbibe a healthy eating habit in your child, which will stay on for his or her whole life and will help maintain proper weight.
  2. Give your Baby & Child low fat diet like skinless poultry, lean meats, cereals and non-fat dairy foods.
  3. Nourish your Baby & Child with a diet rich in fruits and vegetable so that he can get required vitamins and nutrients.
  4. Include the food pyramid structure in your daily life.
  5. Do not lure your children with food as prize.
  6. Keep the intake of cookies and candies within limit.
  7. If you are not sure how to make a healthy diet chart then talk with a nutritionist or a doctor and act accordingly.

Acne

Millions of preteen population in the US has acne. Acne appears in the skin, as bumps in the form of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts. When the hair follicles in the skin surface get clogged with excess sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria it results as acne.

The common type of acne that generally appears on the body of the child is acne vulgaris. Acne happens due to hormone changes in puberty.

Tooth Decay

In the US about 90% people has at least one cavity. Remember that your Baby & Child are at highest risk of tooth decay, also known as dental cavity or dental caries.

Tooth decay results from the leftover of sugar loaded foods like candies on the teeth. The bacteria of the mouth, which live in plaque, convert the sugar into acid. This acid destructs the outer surface of the teeth known as enamel. When the enamel is excessively eaten away it results in tooth decay.

Tooth decay can cause severe health disorders like malnutrition, fever, blood poisoning and swelling of face and neck. Tooth decay in the front teeth can impede appearance and the pain can cause damage to social and emotional life.

Asthma

A child breathes in through his nose and mouth from where the air goes to windpipe. From there it journeys through the airways into the lungs. But this smooth process is hampered in an asthmatic child whose airway is very sensitive. During an asthma attack the airways gets narrower making the in and out travel of air from the lungs quite harder. Often swollen airways produce excessive mucus, which makes things sticky. During asthma attack the kid will wheeze, cough and feel tautness in the chest.

To make your kid recover from the asthma attack use asthma medicine.

Bedwetting

Bedwetting or sleep wetting called “nocturnal enuresis” is a common problem of many children. This problem runs in families, bedwetting is more or less hereditary. The child who wets his bed wont feel that his bladders are full and will not wake up to pee in the toilet. Sometimes he will have a realistic dream like he is peeing in the bathroom while peeing in the bed.

Some Precautions

See that your child do not drink anything after diner and he should pee before going to bed.

Doctors suggest that the brain should be retrained. Some bladder exercises can be done. One measure can be waking up your child with a moisture alarm fastened to his underwear. The other is making him stay asleep and holding it until the wee hours.

Appendicitis

Appendix is a small part of the large intestine in your abdomen. Once the appendix was a useful part of the digestive system but now is obsolete. Inflammation or swelling of appendix is called appendicitis. Appendicitis may happen from a blockage in the digestive system causing infection but it is not contagious.

If your kid has appendicitis he should go for a surgery to remove the appendix. The body will function smoothly after that.

So with a detailed study of your enemy armor your defense for your Baby & Child.


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