Childcare Emergencies

Mosquito bites

Mosquito bites are prevalent in various countries all over the globe. When a mosquito bites, blood is drawn out while injecting some saliva which contains proteins and anticoagulants. This might trigger the immune response of the body including the release of histamine. This chemical is responsible for causing inflammation, itchiness and swelling. Oftentimes, an individual …

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Tonsillitis: Commonly used home remedies

Tonsillitis is a condition involving infection of the tonsils. It can be caused by both viral and bacterial infections. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0LJhGF5of4 What are the signs? Tonsillitis can trigger the following symptoms: Fever Enlarged or inflamed tonsils Sore throat Hoarse voice Pain while swallowing Ear pain Bad breath If the cause is a virus, it settles on …

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MRSA infection

MRSA or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus is an infection by the staphylococcus bacteria that is highly resistant to various antibiotics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjGLTirjTC0 An infection is considered highly contagious and spreads via direct contact with an infected individual. Even though a MRSA infection can be serious, it can be managed effectively with antibiotics. What are the types? A …

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Itchy eyes

Itchy eyes can cause discomfort, but it is rarely a serious health concern. There are various causes for itchy eyes. What are the usual causes? Dry eyes Eye infection Allergic rhinitis Eczema or atopic dermatitis Poorly fitting contact lens Foreign object in the eye In such cases, itchy eyes can be treated at home. Management …

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Eye cold

An eye cold is a viral variant of conjunctivitis. The condition might take 7-10 days to settle and considered highly transmittable. If an eye cold is suspected, it is vital to avoid contact with others and regularly wash hands. The adenovirus is the usual cause for an eye cold. What are the indications? The indications …

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