A frequently asked question when it comes to infant food is about giving babies honey. Although honey seems like a wholesome and natural food to give your infant, it is advisable not to do it until after the baby is at least 12 months of age. Honey can contain spores of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which can germinate in a baby’s immature digestive system and cause infant botulism, a rare but possibly fatal illness.
The new year is upon us yet again! How were your holidays spent? Most parents would be busy getting back to work, after spending the vacation, planning trips, going places, all for the sake of their kids. Yet, many do not realise they have forgotten one thing; Health! 2 months away from the school has done it’s good for the kid’s mental well being, but how about their physical well being?
Have you ever had a child who is down with the fever and suddenly develops weird jerky movements all over the body? Then you’re probably a parent who has experienced what is known as the febrile seizure. Just what is febrile seizure?
After 9 months of carrying an extra weight in your belly, hours of being in the maternity ward, finally carrying your firstborn in your arms, you marvel at the miracle of life. But as you are admiring the miracle in your hands, the matron walks in, takes a look at your baby, and swoosh! Baby’s being taken away, put underneath a lamp, for being a little yellow? Just what is going on?
Oh, kids. Angel for a second, a monster the next second! But you can’t deny their natural ability to brighten up your day with their sunshine smile and hearty chuckle and innocent soul. The gloomy days arrive when the kids get sick, leaving their parents with a headache (literally) and a whole lot of work undone. If you happen to have kids around you, you might want to take note of this article about cough and flu among the pediatric age group to make sure you don’t miss any chance of sending your child to the GP when necessary.
Difteria ialah penyakit berjangkit berpunca daripada bakteria Corynebacterium diphteriae.
Melalui titisan pernafasan, difteria boleh merebak dari seorang ke seorang. Anda mungkin dijangkiti difteria apabila seorang yang dijangkiti batuk ataupun bersin berdekatan anda. Seseorang boleh dijangkiti difteria melalui sentuhan objek, seperti alat permainan yang mempunyai bakteria Difteria padanya. Ianya boleh membawa maut.
Diphtheria is an infectious disease which caused by the Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacterium.
Through respiratory droplets, Diphtheria is spread from person to person.You may catch the diphtheria bacteria when an infected person is coughing or sneezing around you. A person can get diphtheria by touching an object, like a toy, that has the Diphtheria bacteria on it. It can be fatal.
1. What are the signs and symptoms of Diphtheria?
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease is wreaking havoc in Malaysia and the number of cases is going up by the minute. We are sure you have read this article regarding the 7 important things you must know about HFMD. We realised that there were more questions coming out. Some of those affected by HFMD were mothers of infants and toddlers. Few questions were frequently being asked, here are some answers to those. Read on to find out…
1.What is HFMD (Hand, Food and Mouth Disease)?
HFMD or Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (not to be confused with Foot and Mouth disease in animals) is seen to occur mainly in infants and children and occasionally in adults. It is caused by a virus called Coxsakie virus. Enterovirus is also said to be another causative agent of HFMD.
2. What are the signs and symptoms of HFMD?
HFMD is characterised by rashes on the skin of hands (palms especially), feet (soles) and mouth, occasionally on buttocks and genitalia. It is accompanied in most cases with fever. Infants are usually found to be irritable and when the infection affects the mouth/throat, it makes it difficult for them to swallow food. These symptoms appear about 3-5 days after exposure to virus.