Parenting

10 Serious Side Effects Of Burning Incense Sticks

Incense sticks come with a whole host of health risks such as genetic mutations, lung cancer, asthma and other respiratory diseases, leukemia, heart disease, skin irritation, and neurological problems. Other types of incense sticks such as citronella and sandalwood are just as harmful. Products marketed as "herbal incense" which are meant to be smoked, can cause adverse physical reactions.

Common Reasons Your Dog Isn't Eating

Does your dog, which usually loves the sight of food, seem to have lost interest in eating? Some of the common reasons your dog isn't eating include a change in his environment, dental problems, an upset tummy, or an underlying medical condition. If you have more than one pet, your dog's loss of appetite could be the result of his interaction with another aggressive dog. If your dog continues to stay away from food even after 24 hours, consult a vet.

8 Possible Causes Of Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

You may grind your teeth due to stress and anxiety, sleep disorders, intestinal parasites, certain medications, or improper alignment of your teeth. Lifestyle factors like smoking, the use of recreational drugs, or the excessive consumption of alcohol or caffeine can also lead to teeth grinding or bruxism. Personality types that have negative emotional response to stressful situations or are self-critical or aggressive are prone to teeth grinding.

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment For Pets' Allergies

Many of us are unaware of the symptoms of allergies exhibited by our pets. They show different reactions depending on the type of allergy. It’s important that we detect these symptoms very early. Otherwise, they may suffer their entire lives. Typically theses symptoms worsen as they get older. If you[.....]

Why Having A Pet Makes Kids (And Families) Stronger + How To Introduce Your Baby To Animals

There is also some solid evidence that they help make your family become healthier. Exposing yourself and your children to pet allergens will over time, make the immune system much stronger and may even change the way it reacts to other allergens. There are a few tips you can follow when introducing your infant to your fur babies., for instance brushing up on some basic obedience commands, and keeping your pets involved right through the time you start setting up the nursery space to when you bring your baby home. Always be careful to introduce new changes into your pets' schedule slowly, and make sure you don't make them feel ignored or jealous or this may result in negative behavior.

7 Quirky Facts About Pets That You Would Love To Know

Our pets are one of the most integral parts of our families, and the joy they can bring us in immeasurable. Through the years we understand the distinct and unique features of our own pets, as each animal has its own personality. Some are playful and needy, while others are[.....]

Common Signs And Symptoms Of ADHD In Toddlers

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is hard to diagnose in toddlers as they're naturally hyperactive and full of energy. Some common symptoms that help with the diagnosis are impulsive behavior, not paying attention for too long, hyperactivity, over aggression, and fearlessness. They might express one or all of these symptoms. Such toddlers tend to be born extremely creative or intelligent.

10 Home Remedies To Treat A Dry Cough In Adults And Children

A dry cough is best dealt with through cough suppressants like honey, candy, peppermint, sundew, and carrots. Chest and back massages and limited exposure to inspirable irritants like smoke and dust may offer some relief, too. Use a pillow when you sleep and take a hot shower before bedtime to reduce night-time cough spells. Infants younger than one are best treated by a pediatrician.

Symptoms Of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Are you feeling the blues during the same time each year? You may have SAD if you're feeling downbeat only for a certain period of time and if your mood lightens up as time passes. Whether you feel like your energy levels are sapping or you just want to sleep for longer than usual, such form of seasonal depression can be cured with timely medical assistance and alternative therapy.

Loud Music/Noise During Pregnancy: Yeah Or Nay?

Loud noises during pregnancy can have a trail of negative impacts on the developing fetus. Constant exposure to noise above 120 decibels may cause hearing loss in the babies. Sudden loud noises can startle the baby leading to increased activity. Harsh noises also cause fetal abnormalities, reduced birth weight, preterm delivery, and can change the structure of the fetal brain.

Debunking The Myth Around Avocados And Constipation

Avocados being high in healthy fat and a plethora of vitamins and minerals top the list of must-have foods. The high fiber content and vitamin-C present in them promote easier bowel movements preventing constipation. These properties also enhance the colon-health keeping any infections or hemorrhoids at bay.

Why Do Babies Cry At Night? 9 Possible Reasons

Babies below 6 months cry at night because of hunger or thirst, wet or soiled nappy, too little or too much swaddling, disturbed sleep, colic or any other pain, and illness. For babies above 6 months, teething can be a reason. Or they might crave the parents' touch. Interestingly, some babies cry to prevent moms from a subsequent pregnancy. Soothe your baby into sleep at a fixed hour daily, wrap her loosely, and feed her before she is hungry.

Effective Home Remedies For Tailbone Pain (Coccydynia)

Tailbone pain (coccydynia) can be caused by long hours of sitting, injury from contact sports or repeated stress on the area, overweight, and childbirth. While severe pain must be treated by a doctor, mild pain can be managed with hot and cold packs and correct posture. If you have a desk job, take frequent breaks. Practice yoga poses like child pose, locust pose, and root lock pose to strengthen the spine and the tail bone.

Symptoms Of Rice Allergy In Children And Adults

If your immune system sees rice as an allergen, it results in an allergic response. Symptoms of rice allergy in adults and children include respiratory issues, eczema and skin rashes, sneezing, running nose, dehydration, vomiting and diarrhea. In infants and smaller children, symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. Although raw rice is the most dangerous, allergic reactions can also be caused by eating cooked rice.

Signs And Symptoms Of Dehydration In Infants And Toddlers

Pinch your baby’s skin and observe how long it takes to spring back. Gently apply pressure to their sternum to see how quickly the color rushes back. Make them sit and look over their head to check if their fontanelle is sunken. Toddlers and infants are at a high risk of dehydration, so pay close attention to their behavior and appearance.