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.
Sometimes, when life throws too much at you, it becomes too much to handle. Our body refuses to deal with the situation physically and mentally. We experience a complete breakdown. A nervous breakdown, to be precise. A nervous breakdown, or mental breakdown, is a situation where a person is unable[.....]
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.
Dates have been a staple food in the Middle East and South Asia for a very long time. Whether fresh or dry, this fruit is absolutely delicious and has numerous health benefits. However, you’ve probably heard about how too much of anything is bad for you. Well, dates are no[.....]
Smoking can affect your health in too many ways, especially so during pregnancy. From infertility and miscarriage to health problems in the baby. Such health issues from nicotine exposure can last a lifetime in the baby and even affect the second-generation offspring. Before it's too late, here are a few steps you can take to quit smoking and keep yourself and your baby healthy.
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.
Essential oils have been used medicinally for thousands of years and many alternative medical practices still use them for a several ailments and diseases. They are extracted from a variety of plant sources through a process of distillation. Many essential oils are aromatic and carry the distinct smell of the[.....]
Usually noticeable in your second or third trimester, fetal hiccups are a normal reflex preparing the fetus's lungs for a healthy respiratory function after birth. In addition, it could also be a sign of the development of suckling and gasping patterns. However, seek medical care if bouts of hiccups occur daily after 28 weeks of pregnancy, greater than 4 times per day.
We might not go about adopting a pet with a specific health purpose in mind, but nevertheless, our pets do just as much for us as we do for them. While the unconditional love that exists in animal-human bonds is enough for our mental well being, there is also a[.....]
Seven weeks in, by now signs like a missed period, a positive home pregnancy test would have confirmed your pregnancy. Early symptoms that you might be coming to terms with include - nausea on waking, bloating, back pain, extra sensitive breasts. This is also the week when a fetal heartbeat is first detected, thus assuring a healthy, viable ongoing pregnancy.
A normal hemoglobin level for women ranges between 12 to 16 g/dL, whereas it is 14 to 17.4 g/dL for men and 9.5 to 24.5 g/dL for children, depending on their age. However, a physiological increase or decrease in normal hemoglobin limits could be attributed to factors like pregnancy, full-term infancy, smoking, altitude, and even ethnicity.
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