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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HIV is commonly transmitted through vaginal and anal sex. It’s unlikely to get it through oral sex, but it can happen if an open mouth sore touches infected blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. If you get infected, symptoms might take about 10 years to develop. Testing is the only way to know. Early treatment with antiretroviral therapy will stop HIV from becoming AIDS, letting you live a healthy life, be in a serious relationship, and have babies.
As mental stress is very common, it's always good to have a creative approach to deal with it. Use of creative art, especially coloring has great potential in reducing our stress level. Adult coloring books are latest trends and many physicians are using it therapeutically for improving mental health. Coloring is an alternative to meditation, has intellectual benefits, and is portable.
Before your child is 2 years old, teach the proper names for genitals. From 3 to 5, talk about where babies come from and talk about consent, respect, and privacy. Prepare your child for puberty during ages 6 to 9, so it’ll be less scary for them. Both boys and girls should know about periods and safe sex. From 10 to 13, have open discussions about changing bodies and feelings. Come teen years, talk about feelings in relation to sex.
The signs and symptoms of dehydration may differ by age. While infants or young children are more prone to dehydration than adults, you need to watch out for early warning signs like - few or no tears when crying, sunken soft spot on top of skull, no wet diapers for 3 hrs. In older adults, hallmark symptoms include thirst, less frequent urination, dark-colored urine.
Consuming too many dates could lead to an increase in blood sugar levels and induce weight gain. In addition to this, it could also lead to stomach cramps, gas, and diarrhea. Besides these, dates could trigger allergic symptoms and cause tooth decay. They are also unhealthy for infants.
It's normal for babies to hiccup. It usually stops on its own. But if you want to get rid of baby hiccups, breastfeed your baby in small amounts. Eating too quickly or swallowing air while suckling can trigger hiccups. If they're bottle-fed, burp them every 2–3 oz. You may also give gripe water. Hold them upright so that the acid reflux that may have prompted the hiccups subsides. Rub the back gently to release trapped air that causes hiccups. You could also give them a pacifier to suck on or distract them with toys.
A healthy, balanced diet during pregnancy that includes varied food groups is vital to boost your growing baby's grey matter. However, certain foods that really stand out as nutritional superstars include - eggs, dried fruits, flaxseeds, walnuts, beans, legumes, whole grains, lean red meat, leafy greens like kale, spinach, and oily fish like tuna and salmon.
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