Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Know Your Baby or Your Child Skin Disease

In eczema. a rough, red, itching rash appears, which soon turns into scaly, and crusted patch of skin. These symptoms may appear on any part of the body and at any time of life including infancy. These are often located around the elbow and the back of the knee, but may cover practically the entire surface of the body, including the face. Since there are a number of different kinds of eczemas, it is often necessary to have the precise condition diagnosed and treated by a dermatologist (skin specialist).

Skin Physiotherapy

The skin is the outer covering of the body which is also called the intergument (p.815). The skin has several functions. It is a barrier against germs, a tough resilient cushion that protects the tissues underneath. It helps regulate temperature by secreting perspirationt to get rid of heat and constricting the blood vessels in the skin to reduce heat loss.

Pigment Functions

Pigments have very important functions. The red hemoglobin in the blood carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body. The dark colored melanin in the skin and the iris of the eye affords protection from harmful exposure to the sun's rays. The retina of the eye contains visual purple and other pigments that change color in the light and are essential to vision. Bilirubin and other pigments in bile are produced by the liver. Their function however, is not well understood. Traces are normally present in the blood, and they give the characteristic yellow color to urine and to the skin and eyeballs in jaundice. 

What is Hemoglobin?

Hemoglobin is the red pigment that gives blood in color. It is the vehicle by which oxygen is carried from the lungs to the tissues of the body. It also carries carbon dioxide, a waste product, from the tissues to the lungs. Hemoglobin is a complex compound of amino acids and iron. Hemoglobin is contained within the red blood cells, which are formed in the bone marrow. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Bathing Your Baby

Not all new moms know how to bathe their baby. New moms sometimes depend on their moms who have much experience to bathe a baby. If you are a new mom, your doctor will tell you how soon your baby may have a real bath - probably when he is a week or two old, though some doctors prefer having the baby sponged-bath for his first month or so. Anytime that is convenient for you is all right for his bath provided, it is before a feeding. If you have no Bathinette, put the tub on a table that is high enough for you, or on the hard floor in a kneeling position. Use a kneeler bath pad to protect and guard your knees during your baby's bath time allowing you to kneel in comfort beside the bathtub edge which results in a happier bath time for you and your baby.  

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Mother's Health After Childbirth

Awaiting for your new born child especially your first born is full of excitement until the very day that your long awaited moment at last arrived...childbirth. And then, either  gradually or in a sudden, you found out that the heaven that you imagined to be having a baby in your family is not really so. Worst if at night while you almost can't sleep attending to your crying baby while your partner (husband) is snoring at the other side of the bed, you might suffer emotional breakdown :) Maybe for the first month or two, you still can manage but on the coming days, your tolerance level is up and that will spark a small conflict between you and your partner. How much more if you have twins or triplets or quadruplets...it would be exactly the opposite of excitement :) 

Tarragon Herb

Tarragon is one of the classic fines herbes, and is widely available fresh, dried or preserved. Fines Herbes is a mixture of fresh chervil, chives and tarragon used raw, or added toward the end of cooking so it is scarcely heated. Fresh  tarragon is the first choice because its sweet and spicy flavour is strongest.  Dried tarragon has little flavour or aroma, so tarragon preserved in vinegar is the best substitute for fresh. The flavour of tarragon varies a good deal with soil and climate. The French variety is the best, well-suited to many egg and potato dishes, and good with chicken. 

Peppermint Herb

Peppermint leaf rarely features in cooking, but peppermint oil is used in making sweets and as a medicinal flavouring.

PEPPERMINT - Mentha xpiperita by Organic Heirloom Plants. Peppermint plants are an easy going perennial herbs, growing up to 1 meter high, with underground runners and a distinctive menthol fragrance. Peppermint is helpful for nausea ans vomiting, stimulates the lymph nodes and is used to treat upper respiratory tract infection and sinusitis.