Also known as DTaP, DTP is a combination vaccine that provides immunity against three diseases – Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis. Usually, the vaccine is provided to children of the age 2 months to 6 years as 5 shots after certain intervals. As these diseases are considered fatal, children should be vaccinated as early as possible.
Pneumococcal diseases are becoming more common among adults these days. Each year pneumococcal diseases kill thousands of adults around the world. Additionally, another handful ends up in the hospital. Pneumococcal infection is caused by the bacteria named ‘Streptococcus pneumoniae’ which causes infection in the lungs (pneumonia), the lining of the brain (meningitis), bloodstream (bacteremia), and
Hepatitis can be generally defined as a disease which causes inflammation of the liver which can turn serious and life-threatening. The causative agents of hepatitis are usually different types of viruses which are classified as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E. Though the diseases caused by these viruses are similar,
It’s really annoying to see our kids struggle because of stuffy nose. Here are some simple steps to relieve it. For infants who cannot blow their nose: It’s really difficult to manage when infants (especially the ones from 0-5 months) gets a stuffy nose. Don’t worry here is a way to relieve it. You can
Thumb sucking is a common habit among the small children especially the infants. While this habit fades off for most of the children by the end of infancy, some kids continue to suck their thumb throughout their toddlerhood and early school age. Thumb sucking has a soothing effect on infants, but you need to slowly
It is usual that allergies and asthma tend to show up in families and the rate has been rising ever since. With that being the case, parents and researchers are in search of ways to prevent allergies like never before. So, is there really a way to keep allergies away from children? Of course, there
Recently, Kerala has been on a high alert of deaths. Ten people were identified to be dead after being infected by the Nipah virus. Fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are hugely responsible for spreading the disease. Nipah was a lesser known virus in the state of Kerala. Nonetheless, this severe outbreak demands understanding
Most of HIV positive couples are confused about conceiving their baby. It’s a dilemma rather than confusion. They yearn for a child but hold back the thought fearing that their baby too would be born with HIV. Well! There is good news for such couples – you can conceive and delivery a healthy baby who
We can find paracetamol in every household in the form of syrups (and drops) crocin, P125/P250, calpol, etc. for children and as dolo 650, calpol, etc. for adults. So whenever someone at home gets a fever, you reach out for it. We prefer to give crocin, P125/250 syrups for our children (drops in case of
Summer is a beautiful season to explore the bright sun for our precious little children, but still, it is sometimes accompanied by various discomforts such as sleeplessness, heat rashes, dehydration and heat stroke. Though indoors offer comfort with air conditioners and fans, children always love to play outdoors, and we sure cannot curb their endeavors.