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Hand Foot Mouth Infection Children Details Treatment

In Health on August 2, 2013 at 09:15

Hand Foot and Mouth (HFM) infection strikes children between the ages  1 and 4.

This is Contagious as well.

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease


HFM disease is a common contagious illness caused by viruses from the enterovirus family, most commonly thecoxsackievirus.

This is not be confused with Had Mouth and Foot Disease (HFM) that occurs in the Animals.

Indications of the infection are.

Mouth Ulcers,

Blisters in the Body.

Light Fever.

Excessive Drooling.

Difficulty in swallowing.

Tend to become irritable,

Sleep more.

Pink rashes may appear all over the body, especially in the buttocks.

This is an infection of the stomach and carried to others by unwashed hands and through Feces.

No ready cure is available.

The effective controlling measures are,

.Give lot of warm liquids,

Give a Teaspoon of Honey twice a Day.

Make the child Gargle Gingelly oil (the amount the child can hold in the mouth) thrice a Day.

This along with Coconut

Milk twice a day will relieve the child of the Pain/burning sensation in the mouth.

May give B Complex Syrup(child’s syrup)

If there is temperature,, do not give Aspirin, check with the doctor for alternates.

Do not feed acidic foods, fruits like Orange, Apple Banana.

May give Sapota.

This disease runs for about 6 days,

No tests are available for this disease.

Do not send the child to school.

Develop the Habit of Washing hands and Feet when the child return Home.

HFM is most commonly an illness of the spring and fall seasons. Initial symptoms of mild fever (101 F-102 F) and malaise are followed within one or two days by a characteristic rash. Small (2 mm-3 mm) red spots that quickly develop into small blisters (vesicles) appear on the palms, soles, and oral cavity. The gums, tongue, and inner cheek are most commonly involved. The foot lesions may also involve the lower calf region and rarely may appear on the buttocks. Oral lesions are commonly associated with a sore throat and diminished appetite.




Why Babies Cry Reasons Medicines

In Health, Parenting on July 3, 2013 at 18:49

Baby Cries GIF

Baby Crying

If a Baby (less than a year),cries incessantly, one is rattled.

We do not know what the reasons are and what to administer.

There are may reasons why a Baby cries for apparently no reason.

They could be because of any of the following factors.

It is Hungry.

Mother can usually differentiate  the cry for food.

Feed the Child.

2.I need to be held.

Cuddle the Baby

3.Feel like crying.

Babies sometimes cry because they want to cry.

Biologically this prevents Acidosis, when the Acid content in the metabolism becomes high.

The Baby cries.

When it cries, Carbon di oxide in the system increases(mouth open) and the balance is restored, the Baby stops crying.

4.Change the  Nappy.

5.Feel extremely hot or cold, React accordingly.

6.Check and feel the tummy.

If the child winces or cries louder, it means it has a tummy problem.

Give the child Colic drops , prescribed by a Doctor and consult a Doctor immediately.


I shall post some Home Remedies for babies.

Some more tips.

Rock-a-bye baby

Babies usually love to be gently rocked. You could:

  • Walk around while rocking her.
  • Sit with her in a rocking chair.
  • If she’s old enough, sit her securely in a baby swing.
  • Take her out for a ride in your car.
  • Take her out for a walk in her pushchair.

Try a massage or a tummy rub

Using massage oils or cream and gently rubbing her back or tummy can help to soothe your baby. It may also make you feel better, as it’s a practical way of reducing your baby’s distress. Ask your health visitor about local baby massage classes.

Try a different feeding position

Some babies cry during or after feeds. If you are breastfeeding, you may find that improving the way your baby latches on helps her to feed calmly without crying.

If she seems to have painful wind during feeds, you could try feeding her in a more upright positionBurp your baby after a feed by holding her against your shoulder. If your baby cries straight after a feed, she may still be hungry.

Let her suck on something

In some newborns, the need to suck is very strong. Sucking at your breast while you are breastfeeding, a clean finger or a dummy can bring great comfort. Comfort sucking can steady a baby’s heart rate, relax her tummy, and help her to settle.

Give her a warm bath

warm bath may soothe your baby and help her to calm down. Check the water temperature before placing her in there. But bear in mind that this may also make her cry more. In time, you will get to know your baby’s likes and dislikes.”


Beware Of Johnson & Johnson Ranbaxy Products

In Health, consumer forum on July 2, 2013 at 18:46

Buyers Beware.

Buyers Beware.

I had posted articles on how Ranbaxy had fallen short of  FDA Standards  and Johnson & Johnson Product Licence was canceled in India for the presence of Carcinogen.



However I have received emails and in the form of comments to that post(Johnson and Johnson) expressing a desire to continue with their products on the ground that they are being used for quite a number of years and would I mail more information on the subject.

I hold no grudge against Pharma Companies, so long as what they produce is of acceptable standard and are not exorbitantly Priced.

A suspicion and a report that the Products are suspect or have failed tests is sufficient for me to inform people to stop using the products for we are dealing with Lives.

One should know that FDA of US also has corrupt Officials(Please read The Final Diagnosis of Arthur Hailey) and when FDA issues warning it must be understood that they are being issued despite Money and Political Pressure.

Yet the desire to continue with their products persists, such is the power of Television  Advertisements!

Now I find Johnson & Johnson coming out with very catchy advertisements in TV placing the Products as a family’s Trusted product for the  same  Product that was banned.

Johnson& Johnson range Products .

“We understand their concerns and are diligently working with them to resolve the issue,” Peggy Ballman, a J&J spokeswoman, said in a statement, adding that there were no consumer complaints or adverse events reported due to its use of the process.
An investigation by the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration revealed that J&J, at its plant in Mulund, had used ethylene oxide – a substance used to produce industrial chemicals and to sterilize medical equipment – to kill bacteria in its baby powder and had not conducted mandatory tests to make sure there were no remaining traces in the powder.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, acute exposure to ethylene oxide can cause lung damage, nausea, vomiting and cancer.

As for as Ranbaxy is concerned, it has been served with Notices, not once, but  Five Notices in  Five Years!

It is a wonder why it is not shut down.

Beware of these Companies’ Products.

Source Ref:


The following are examples of the observations that support our conclusion that Ranbaxy
submitted untrue statements of material fact in drug applications filed with the Agency:
1. Ranbaxy submitted stability information in numerous approved and pending
applications that contain untrue statements of material fact, because Ranbaxy failed to
include critical information about the storage and testing of the product. During a
February 2006 inspection of the Paonta Sahib manufacturing facility, FDA found
that hundreds of stability samples, many of which were being used for room
temperature or accelerated stability studies, were being stored in refrigerators at
approximately between the time they were removed from their stability
chamber and the time they were tested. Among other things, FDA investigators
found that the sample logbooks did not identify the samples that were being held in
the refrigerators, their storage duration in the refrigerators, and the justification for
this storage. FDA issued a June 15, 2006 warning letter to Ranbaxy based on its
findings during this inspection, including the circumstances of these refrigerated stability samples.




‘Only Child’ Facts For Better Parenting.

In Parenting on June 13, 2013 at 08:43

There are some Myths about  the ‘Only Child“.

Lauren Sanders makes some observations on the ‘Only Child’

The 'Only Child'

‘Only Child’

I am sharing my views on this subject and her observation are provided after that.

I was the last child for my Parents.My sister and brothers were old enough to be my Parents , they were married before I was born and were living in other cities from our Home.

1. I was brought up, for all practical purposes, as ‘only Child” ,It  is not necessary for parents to have another child to make a child ‘only child’,it is the way he is brought up.

I am amazed at the fuss my Daughter and daughter in law make  and the efforts they put up in bringing up children,

My son and son-in-law are not far behind.

My parents did not spend ‘quality time, as fancy terms indicate, with me.

I used to take food as it was given to me without any attempt to feed me(after I was Three),went to school on my own without parent’s accompanying and generally did what a child is expected of, playing on the street till called Home(from 630 am to 8,430 pm to six pm).

I never felt alone and was always busy.

Never have i felt that I was being brought up differently.

I am given to understand that I mix with people freely and easy to get along with.

But as Myth would have it I should have been an introvert, reserved and difficult to get along with; I am not.

This nails the myth that ‘only child’ is lonely, difficult to get on along with and is prone for maladjustment later in Life.

2.I have not been pampered.

I f I want something I used to ask my mother, which will be conveyed to my father,by her.

If he can not afford it, he would call me and say that he could not afford it.

My tantrums would be of no avail.

This has not made me adamant and cantankerous in my later Life.

3.Being the ‘only child’ has not made me any more selfish than any other child.

I am selfish as any other child and my daughter tells me I am selfish especially in Food, when I fight for Ice cream and chocolates with my Grandson, 4!

4.I had no idea what ‘shared strength’ is all about. till I heard the term recently.

The fact that Parents have more children does not make them to share less with children no dor  parents Love one child the less.

This feeling is an illusion , for Love can not be quantified.

However it is a fact that parents do have a special fondness for a particular child, not that they love the other children less,

In general, I have seen fathers more attached emotionally to their Daughters.

In fact  a Man sees his Mother in his daughter,

I do not know about Women.

5.It is a contradiction to observe that the eldest child gets priority in a Home and in some Homes the youngest’ it is the things are.

In short I am of the conviction that Children and emotions are not quantifiable and any conclusions based on these assumptions are incorrect and sends a wrong message to Parents.


The three biggest myths, she says, turn into one word – lonelyselfishmaladjusted – when people talk about us, despite the hundreds of studies that show only children are no different than people with siblings. It is a knowledge gap with consequences. The stereotypes “are really infringing on the lives of parents and especially mothers,” Sandler says. “They have their first kid for them and a second for the other kid. If the reason they’re doing that is that only children are somehow screwed up, then the reasoning is flawed.”

As I dared to exhale, she laid out the facts:

1. Only children are not lonely. This is true, but with a few qualifications. School-aged only children are not lonelier. However, those in rural areas might be somewhat more so, and adolescent onlys get lonely because they are teenagers. And grown-up only children coping with the needs and then the loss of aging parents do tend to feel more isolated than others in the same boat. “For me, personally, it is not a reason to have another kid,” Sandler says, “just so my kid has a sibling when I die.”

2. Only children are not more selfish than other people. Instead, Sandler says, “we become generous and respectful people. We put a lot of weight on our relationships. We tend to be very giving friends, and we are no more narcissistic than anyone else. For some reason, researchers cannot believe this, and just keep testing.

3. Only children are not all spoiled. At least, no more spoiled than any other child might be. “There is a notion that only children are spoiled because they get everything their parents have to give,” Sandler says, “and end up with the pony in the backyard and the diamond tiara and have a snit when they don’t get what they want. That’s not my kid. It wasn’t me.”

4. Only children are not maladjusted. “All of the data around that shows us that as long as kids go to school they’re socialized,” Sandler says. “I tend to be the person throwing a party. I bought a house with friends.”

5. Only children do have shared strengths. High achievement, intelligence and self-esteem. Raised in a “rich verbal environment” we talk a lot — and with depth. But, Sandler says, just as preventing “lonelyselfishmaladjusted” is not a reason to have a second child, improving your child’s SAT score is not a reason to stop at one.



Parenting Consistency Punishment Myths Facts

In Parenting on June 1, 2013 at 09:20

The first Myth is that you need to be trained and educated on Parenting.

Quote on Parenting.

Parenting Quote.

Parenting is instinctive and no body needs training or to be educated.

One picks it up as one becomes a parent.

I recall a Seminar was invited to deliver a Lecture on Parenting.

Knowing my views I tried to refuse.

But on their insistence, I attended it.

I requested them to speak towards the end.

Speakers after speakers stressed on Parental Stress,Adjustment,Consistency, setting examples, carrot and stick, Lifestyle adjustment etc.

I was the last to speak.

‘ All of you have listened to exposition on Parenting.

Animals do Parenting, take care of their children, those of you who are present here have been brought up by parents,most of them not educated, definitely have not attended courses on Parenting.

I see that all of you to have grown up to be normal Adults’

That’s my message and sat down.

That’s my view even now.

The first myth is that some parents say: why would I do things differently? I turned out just fine, so I guess my parents got it right and now I’m duplicating their system!

To those parents I’d like to say: what makes you feel so sure that this system will work for your child as well? Is your child a perfect copy of you? And wouldn’t it be nice to think of a system first and then decide what system to use instead of picking up the pieces afterwards, when it’s too late?”


Be yourself, that’s enough.

Don’t try out to be what you are not.

“The second myth that I hear very often, from both parents and experts on this topic, is that you should let your child know who’s the boss, by punishing, blackmailing or rewarding your child! There are many, many books written why I think you should never even consider doing things like this. But the main reasons are that punishing and blackmailing are based on fear, otherwise, your child would not listen to you. Rewarding is based on dependency, otherwise your child would not be willing to do the things you want. This way, your child will never become an independent individual. In all cases, you are on the receiving end, as you always get what you want!”

There is no question of being a Boss with your child, it is ridiculous.

Act instinctively and do what you think is right for the child.

The third myth is that one should be consistent! It is a myth that I also hear often.

When I first became a parent, I also tried to be consistent, but I failed time after time. I simply could not keep it up. So in the end, I gave up completely. When I heard that being consistent is impossible, I felt so relieved! To put it even stronger: if you want to be consistent, you will need to suppress your own feelings and at times, will need to lie to your own child. This way, your child will never learn to take other people’s feelings into consideration. So now you know, this is a myth, and nothing else but a myth.”

Humans by Nature are and never can be consistent.

If you try you will become artificial and your child can detect it and avoid you!





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