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Signs of Low Self-Esteem In Children

Low self-esteem in children

It is sometimes easy to tell if  a child feels good about herself  or not. The  idea of feeling good about yourself is known as self-esteem.  Children  who have self-esteem tend to :

  • Feel loved and valued
  • Feel proud of a job well done
  • Feel confident that they can do what is expected
  • Think good things about themselves
  • Feel prepared for everyday challenges
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    Bottle Mouth Syndrome

    Bottle mouth syndrome  is a special form of tooth decay in very young children.  It  is caused by prolonged exposure to milk and sugary liquids. Your child is at risk of this condition is she takes a bottle of milk or juice to bed at naptime and bedtime.  She is also at risk if she carries milk or  sugary liquids around during the day. It is commonly seen in the upper front teeth. Children with this condition need oral surgery with general anesthesia.

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    What are the symptoms of bottle mouth syndrome ?

    Children with this condition  have the following : read more

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    April 25, 2018 | 12:36 30    By oohs N coos     Comments

    Benefits of prenatal vitamins

    Prenatal vitamins are vitamins and minerals nutritional supplements specially formulated for pregnant women or those who are planning a pregnancy or nursing. It is recommended that women who are planing a pregnancy get pre- conception advice. It is important to know that prenatal vitamins do not replace healthy eating.

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    What are the benefits of prenatal vitamins ?

    • They contain folic acid  which is essential for the development of the neural tube of babies. The neural tube is the  structure that forms the brain and spinal cord. Lack of or too little folic acid can lead to neural tube defects such as spina bifida.
    • They contain calcium which is important for physical fetal development and maintenance of the mother’s bones and muscles. It also develops the blood clotting ability of the baby. Calcium  sustains mother’s and fetus’s normal heartbeat and regulate nerves harmoniously and may even help prevent preeclampsia.
    • These vitamins have iron  which supports the oxygen and nutrient transport mechanism in the baby. Iron is necessary to build up the  maternal blood cells to support fetal cell development . It also improves and maintains a healthy immune system.
    • DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) is very essential in prenatal vitamins. It is essential for both pregnant and nursing moms.DHA works for the enhancement of a child’s vision, brain, and nerves via breast milk after initially developing them in the womb. In pregnant women , DHA supports the development of the central nervous system of the baby. It also supports the development and  enhances a child’s eye sight.
    • Vitamins and minerals : Prenatal vitamins includes various vitamins and mineral that are important for healthy pregnancy.
      • Vitamin B6 gives relief to morning sickness during pregnancy
      • Vitamin C heals wounds, repair brittle bone and rebuild tissues
      • Vitamin D helps build baby’s bones and teeth. It is also important in  maintaining levels of calcium and phosphorus.
      • Zinc helps boosts cell growth and improves the immune system.

      CAUTION

      It is important not to take any other vitamin or mineral supplements while you’re taking a prenatal supplement unless your practitioner recommends it. Pregnant women should not take vitamin A supplements or any supplement that is rich in vitamin A such as cod liver . Too much vitamin A can be harmful to the baby . Pregnant women who are not anemic do not need iron supplement. Seek your doctor’s advice. read more

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    Can tampons cause toxic shock syndrome ?

    Tampons can lead to infections and rarely toxic shock syndrome  TSS when left in for a long time. TSS is the overgrowth of a  bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus.  It is important to change your tampons at least every 3 to 4 hours. Leaving your tampons in longer than 8 to 12 hours can increase your risk for infections and possibly TSS.

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    If a woman believes she’s left a tampon in for too long or cant find it, she should do a self exam to see if the tampon may be lost in the vagina.  If she’s an unable to find it but experiences vaginal discharge or strange vagina odor, she needs to seek medical help immediately. read more

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    Protecting Children from Extreme Heat

    It is important to protect your child from extreme heat. Extreme heat can cause children to become sick in several ways . Watch out for signs of extreme heat  exposure and call your doctor immediately.

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    How to protect your child from extreme heat

    Find an air conditioned space : If you don’t have air condition at your home , find a nearby building that does.

    Stay Hydrated : Make water readily  available and encourage your child to drink water regularly. On hot days, infants on breastmilk should be given an extra bottle of breastmilk but they should not be given water especially in the first 6 months of life.  Infants on formula should be given an additional bottle of formula. read more

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    April 25, 2018 | 12:36 30    By oohs N coos     Comments

    Over-The-Counter Drug Use in Kids

    Over the counter medication

    Over the counter medications or  OTC are medications  bought in stores off the shelves. Some of the common reasons why people use over the counter medications include the following :

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    Fever and pain : Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are common medications that can help children feel better if they have  a headache, body ache or fever.

    Acetaminophen comes in a liquid, chewable and suppository form if your child is vomiting and cannot  take medicine by mouth. Ibuprofen comes in  concentrate drops for infants, liquid (in the form of syrup or elixir) for toddlers and chewable tablets for older kids. read more

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