Child Care First Aid Treatment

How to treat measles

Measles is an infection on children caused by virus. It is characterized by coughing, runny nose, sore throat, fever, inflamed eyes and red, blotchy rashes on the skin. This condition is fatal among small children. The symptoms of measles happen 10-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms of measles Runny nose Fever Dry cough Inflamed eyes or conjunctivitis Small ...

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Colic

Colic is a condition affecting infants and characterized by excessive crying that lasts for about three hours and can happen from time to time during the entire week. Colic can happen among healthy infants and crying is not due to hunger or pain. In most cases, there is a pattern for crying such as early in the morning or during ...

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Treating eczema in the ears

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Eczema is a condition of the skin which can happen anywhere in the body and affects any age group. A deep seated itching inside the ear caused by eczema is very uncomfortable. The inflammatory response of the skin can be caused by environmental factors and also internal, due to allergies on food and jewelry that contains nickel. Ear eczema in ...

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Rheumatic Fever – Cardiac Problem of Children

What is Rheumatic Fever? This inflammatory condition usually happens after a child has developed streptococcal throat infection, otherwise known as strep throat. Although most cases of strep throat do not lead to rheumatic fever, a prolonged strep throat (lasting for about two to four weeks) can likely develop into rheumatic fever. Basically, rheumatic fever is not contagious, but the strep ...

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Reality About Hypertension In Children

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Hypertension Can Be Developed During Childhood Hypertension is considered as a condition that usually affects the adults, but as the individual ages, the prevalence of developing this disease even increase. This means that the likelihood of having a hypertension is more common in the older adult populace. And many of these adults have not known about their hypertension until they ...

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Children And Pet Allergies

Allergies

Allergies occur when there is a negative reaction to the pet. Pet allergies are normally caused by feces, saliva, flakes of skin or urine. Contrary to what many believe, fur is quite harmless on its own but the ability of it trapping allergens like mold and dust is what posses harm. Children are more susceptible to suffer allergic reactions than ...

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Common Non-Prescription Medications

Medication for Allergic Reactions

One of the most important aspects of childcare first aid is learning about non-prescription medications for children. This is because children have underdeveloped bodily systems which means that they are very sensitive to adverse reactions and complications which can be caused by inappropriate or improper medication administration. This is also the time wherein allergies are still being discovered by parents, ...

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Unintentional Injury Deaths for Children Under 1

Considering that injuries are the leading causes of child mortality or death in Canada, all parents and guardians should be aware of the most common causes of these injuries to prevent tragedy. However, knowing these causes is only half the battle since ensuring the survivability of children with minimal to no medical complications can only be done by knowing childcare ...

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Diaper rash

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Diaper rash is basically a common skin irritation that normally occurs among babies. It usually affects children below two years old and most children suffer from it at least once before they are toilet trained. Diaper rash is also called diaper dermatitis that causes redness and burning sensation on parts of the skin in contact as well as rubbing against ...

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Preventable Health Complications Through Childcare First Aid

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Learning childcare first aid is a must for every parent or individual who is given the task of taking care of an infant or a child. This is because children are prone to acquiring different health complications due to their underdeveloped immune system and curiosity. Here are some of the health conditions that parents can avoid through childcare first aid. ...

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