Baby Care

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Heat stroke for child

Heat stroke for child This is a very serious condition and may develop after a child has been playing or running in the hot sun for a long time. The victim is hot and flushed, with a dry skin. Breathing is rapid. She may rapidly become unconscious. A conscious child may complain of headache, nausea, […] Read more

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Birthmarks or naevi

Birthmarks or naevi Most birthmarks consist of an abnormal collection of small blood vessels just below the skin. Most disappear in time but some remain and may increase in size. Stork bite’ marks are commonly seen on the eyelids, forehead, nose and especially at the back of the neck. They look like flat pink spots […] Read more

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Poisoning for child

Poisoning for child It is important to recognise the symptoms of poisoning as soon as possible so that treatment can be given without delay. Suspect poisoning if You find a container that is out of place. You smell a chemical odour on your child’s breath. There are burn marks around the mouth. The child develops […] Read more

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House dust mites for child

House dust mites for child The house dust mite is a tiny organism, invisible to the naked eye, which is found in all households although it does not like high-lying, dry areas like the Karoo. It lives on the human skin which is continually being shed, and likes dark, humid places like mattresses and dusty […] Read more

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Bed wetting (enuresis) for child

Bed wetting (enuresis) for child It is estimated that 15 per cent of boys and 10 per cent of girls are still wetting their beds at the age of five. But by the age of nine, however, only about five per cent still have the problem. So, although common, it is a problem usually outgrown […] Read more

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Nose for child

Nose for child Unexplained drainage of foul-smelling pus from one or both nostrils may indicate that a foreign object like a pea or bead has been pushed up the nose. See a doctor. Nosebleeds 1. Place the child in a sitting position leaning forward slightly, or let her lie down with her head raised. 2. […] Read more

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Bronchial asthma for child

Bronchial asthma for child The child with asthma experiences tightness in the chest and has difficulty breathing during an attack because the smooth muscle of the lungs goes into spasm and swells. Thick, sticky mucus is released which blocks the bronchial tubes. This causes wheezing and makes it difficult to breathe out, often resulting in […] Read more

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Aggression for child

Aggression for child Aggression is one of the most disconcerting manifestations of early childhood turmoil. Like anyone who is frustrated by their lack of power to get what they want through acceptable means such as talking about their needs, trading services, or even buying their way, children resort to the age-old standby, force and aggression. […] Read more

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Allergic rhinitis (Hay fever) for child

Allergic rhinitis (Hay fever) for child The child with any nasal allergy usually has a characteristic appearance, with dark rings and puffiness under the eyes making her look as though she lacks sleep. Creases in the lower eyelid, from the inner corner towards the nose, are common in severe cases, and a white line across […] Read more