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xx Treatment for Measles
May 12, 2018, 08:01:44 AM by abejoye
Treatment for Measles

There is no specific measles treatment. If there are no complications the doctor will recommend plenty of rest and normal measures to control the fever and prevent dehydration (drink fluids). Symptoms will usually go away within 7 to 10 days.
If your child has measles, the following measures may help:

    Fever - if the temperature is high try to keep the child cool, but make sure he/she is not cold. Tylenol (Paracetamol, Acetaminophen) or ibuprofen is effective in controlling fever, as well as aches and pain. Children under 16 should not be given aspirin. Check with your doctor about acetaminophen dosage - too much can harm the child, especially the liver.

    Smoking - do not let anyone smoke near the child with measles.
    Photophobia - as the child may be painfully sensitive to light, keeping the lights dim or the room darkened may help. Sunglasses may also help.

    Conjunctivitis - if there is crustiness around the eyes gently clean with damp cotton wool.
    Cough - cough medicines will not relieve the cough. Making the room more humid by placing a bowl of water may help the cough. If the child is over twelve a glass of warm water with a teaspoon of lemon juice and two teaspoons of honey may help. Do not give honey to babies.

    Dehydration - make sure the child is hydrated. If the child has a fever he/she can become dehydrated more quickly. Encourage the child to drink plenty of fluids.

    Isolation - while children are contagious they should be kept away from school and should not return to activities that involve human interaction. Non-immunized people who have never had measles should be kept out of the house.
    Vitamin A supplements - studies have shown that Vitamin A supplements significantly help prevent complications caused by measles. Supplements are recommended for children with vitamin A deficiency and children under the age of two who have severe measles. Vitamin A deficiency is virtually non-existent in developed countries, but fairly common in much of the developing world.

As measles is caused by a virus antibiotics will not have any effect on it. However, sometimes antibiotics may be prescribed for any infections that may develop.

Measles Home Remedies/Home Cure

If you or your child has measles, the first thing that you need to do is to keep your doctor informed as you monitor the progress of the disease and watch for complications. Also try to do these:

    Avoid reading or watching television if light from a reading lamp or from the television is difficult.
     Drink plenty of water, fruit juice and herbal tea to replace fluids lost by fever and sweating.
    Get rest and avoid busy activities.
    If you or your child finds bright light difficult, as do many people with measles, keep the lights low or wear sunglasses.
    Use a humidifier to relieve cough and sore throat.
xx Prevent of Measles
May 12, 2018, 07:59:44 AM by abejoye
How to Prevent Measles

    Get the measles vaccine:

  People who cannot show that they were vaccinated as children and who have never had measles should be vaccinated.
Infants 6-11 months of age should have 1 dose of measles vaccine if traveling internationally.
Children in the United States routinely receive measles vaccination at 12-15 months of age.
Infants vaccinated before or 12 months of age should be revaccinated on or after the first birthday with 2 doses, separated by at least 28 days.
Adolescents and adults who have not had measles or have not been vaccinated should get 2 doses, separated by at least 28 days.
Two doses of MMR (measles, mumps & rubella) vaccine is nearly 100% effective at preventing measles.

    Immune suppressed - should be excluded until 14 days after the first day of the appearance of rash in the last case.
xx How to diagnose Measles
May 12, 2018, 07:57:55 AM by abejoye
How to diagnose Measles

Your doctor will usually be able to diagnose measles from the combination of your symptoms, especially the characteristic rash and the small spots inside your mouth. However, a simple blood or saliva test is usually done to confirm the diagnosis.
Complications of measles
Measles is the fifth leading cause of death and sickness in children worldwide, reports the Better Health Channel.

    Decrease in blood platelets
    Decrease in blood platelets
    Ear infection
    Miscarriage or preterm labor
    Severe diarrhea

When to call the Doctor

Call the doctor immediately if you suspect that your child has measles. Also, it's important to get medical care when you notice that if your child is having any of these:
· A fit (convulsion). Most important: remember that measles, a once common disease, is preventable through routine childhood immunization.
· Breathing Difficulties
· Drowsiness
What is the danger of getting Measles while pregnant?
If a woman contracts measles while she is pregnant, she may have a miscarriage, a stillbirth, or a preterm delivery. But for German measles which also known as rubella virus this has risk of having birth defects
clip Symptoms and Signs of Measles
May 12, 2018, 07:52:46 AM by abejoye

What Are the Symptoms and Signs of Measles?

    Light sensitivity
    Muscle aches
    Red eyes
    Runny nose
    Sore throat
    White spots inside the mouth

A widespread skin rash is a classic sign of measles. This rash can last up to seven days and generally appears within the first three to five days of exposure to the virus. A measles rash commonly develops at the head and slowly spreads to other parts of the body.
Symptoms/Signs of Measles Rash
Red Itchy Bumps
Red Rash
clip What Causes Measles?
May 12, 2018, 07:48:37 AM by abejoye

Measles is an infectious disease causing fever and a red rash on the skin, mainly affects children but can occur at any age. Measles, also known as Rubeola or morbilli it is a viral infection of the respiratory system.
 Measles is a very contagious disease that can spread through contact with infected mucus and saliva. The coughing or sneezing of an infected person can release the virus into the air. The virus can live on surfaces for several hours. As the infected particles enter the air and settle on surfaces, anyone within close proximity can become infected with the measles virus.

What Causes Measles?

You can contact Measles through:

    Being nearby infected people if they cough or sneeze.
    Hot Weather sometimes causes it.
    Physical contact with an infected person.
    Touching a surface that has infected droplets of mucus (the virus remains active for two hours) and then putting your fingers into your mouth, rubbing your nose or eyes.
clip One million premature babies die annually
November 23, 2017, 01:00:50 AM by Isaac Adeniran
One million premature babies die annually’

No fewer than one million premature babies die annually due to complications, the founder of Abiye Maternal and Child Health International Foundation (AMCH), Dr Elizabeth Disu, has said.

Disu, according to a statement on Wednesday, stated this at the AMCH World Prematurity Day celebration in Ikeja, Lagos, adding that prematurity was one of the leading causes of newborn deaths in the world.

“Prematurity is the most single cause of newborns deaths. About 15 million preterm babies are delivered worldwide, out of which one million die and three quarters of the deaths are preventable. Most of these deaths are in the developing countries.

“Nigeria has the highest number of preterm babies and the highest number of newborn deaths in the world.  If preterm babies survived, we will be able to reduce the rate of neonatal deaths in this country,” she said.

xx Babies without exclusive breastfeeding prone to ear infection
August 27, 2017, 05:06:05 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Babies without exclusive breastfeeding prone to ear infection — Expert

A consultant ENT surgeon at the Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Dr. Omokanye Habeeb, speaks on ear infection and how to avoid it with MOTUNRAYO JOEL

What is an ear infection?

Ear infection simply refers to a disease condition of the human ear caused by microorganism commonly bacteria, virus or fungus.

The human ear is anatomically divided into three parts; the external ear, middle ear, and the inner ear. The external ear comprises the pinna and the ear canal up to the tympanic membrane (ear drum), which forms the boundary between the external and middle ear. The middle ear is located in-between the external and the inner ear which houses the main sense organ of hearing (organ of corti) and balance. Infection may start and localise in any part of the ear. It may also spread from one focus to other parts of the ear and adjacent structures.

xx How Camphor and methylated powder cause jaundice in newborns
August 27, 2017, 03:59:04 AM by Isaac Adeniran
How Camphor and  methylated powder cause jaundice in newborns

A neonatologist, Prof. Angela Okolo, has warned parents of newborn babies against the use of camphor, menthol, methylated dusting powder and other such substances, saying this could result in jaundice.

Okolo, who works at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Ibadan.

She said that jaundice remains one of the leading killers of newborns in the country.

“Neonatal jaundice is a leading cause of  hospitalisation in the first week of life in Nigeria.

clip Kedi Healthcare V-Ca:for daily supply of Vitamin C & Calcium
November 25, 2016, 11:08:29 AM by timedal
Kedi Healthcare V-Ca:for daily supply of Vitamin C & Calcium for children & adults

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V-Ca is a nutritious way of adding to the body's supply of Vitamin C and calcium.
It is prepared with freshly pressed oranges and bursting with orange flavor.
V-Ca drink is a perfect way to start your day!

 Benefits of Kedi (V-Ca) Product:

1. It facilitates Calcium absorbtion, making it more bio-available to the cells.

2. Important for the absorbtion of Iron, stimulation of immune system, and as an antioxidant to strengthen immune system.

3. Neutralizes potentially harmful reactions in the watery parts of the body like blood and fluid both inside and around the cells.

4. Useful as immune stimulator and modulator. Promotes resistance to infection, production of interferon and maintaining mocous membranes.

5. Increased intake of V-Ca is necessary in maintaining normal plasma levels under acute emotional or environmental stress such as trauma, fever, infection, or elevated environmental temperatures.

6. Helps in replacing Vitamin C lost through cold and flu.


Dissolve one tablet in a glass of water (200ml – 300ml, either warm or ordinary water)

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xx Advice For New Parents
July 08, 2012, 12:34:49 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Advice For New Parents

As a new parent you face many problems and issues that you need to understand and deal with immediately. Newborns do not come with an instruction book so here is some information on some things that you need to know about. 
Bathing your baby: Your baby’s umbilical cord will fall off in about one to two weeks after they are born. Until it falls out, you should only give your baby sponge baths. You could dampen a cotton ball or cotton swab with alcohol to help dry the umbilical stump or simply follow your pediatrician’s directions. You can give him a bath in a sink or shallow tub after the stump falls off. 
Caesarian delivery:  A caesarian is usually performed to make delivery safer for you or your baby.  C-sections can be done for many different reasons including stalled labor, complicated labor, problems with the baby that may make delivery difficult, or other problems.  It does not matter if you deliver vaginally or by a caesarian section, you are still a mother with a beautiful new blessing.   

Circumcision:  A lot of doctors feel that there are many benefits to having your baby circumcised, but it may not be absolutely necessary.  It may help to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections and eliminates just about any chance of penile cancer.  Circumcision will not cause any long-term emotional problems for your child. 

Crib death (SIDS):  Many studies have been done regarding SIDS.  Although the cause of SIDS has not been definitely defined, there are some correlations that have been made between SIDS and the following things: 
Female babies are less likely to die from SIDS than Male Babies
The risk is greater with premature birth
Minority children are more likely to be affected by SIDS than non-minority children are.
More children of young, single mothers die of SIDS
Smoking in the home greatly increases the risk of SIDS

Some people think that sleeping with your baby is okay and continue to let their babies sleep with them. The Nigerian Pediatrics Association disagrees with this and says that there is a greater risk of SIDS in babies who sleep with another person. Babies should sleep alone in a cradle or crib either next to or near an adult. You should never put pillows, blankets, stuffed animals or anything that might put your baby at risk in their bed. 

Most pediatricians recommend that babies sleep on their back to decrease the risk of SIDS. The reason for this is widely debated between health experts. If you have concerns please talk to your pediatrician. There are no dumb questions when it comes to the health and safety of your child, so please don’t be afraid to ask for help. 
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