ECZEMA Symptoms and Causes

  Also known as Dermatitis. The condition when a portion of the skin becomes red, itchy, inflamed, or develops cracks is known as Eczema. It usually develops in early childhood or if someone has a family history. Common Symptoms ·        Some of the c ommon signs include- ·        Itchiness ·        Skin redness and inflammation ·        dry skin all over the body ·        ear discharge ·        change in skin colour – towards darker skin tone   Causes The major cause for Eczema is family history but there are many other reasons which can lead to this condition. Some of the triggers include- ·        Personal and family history ·        Skin allergy Extreme weather conditions ·        Contact with chemicals ·        Upper Respiratory Infections or Cold/Flu ·        Stress and Anxiety   How to Prevent it Taking care of your skin is very important. ·        Use of over the counter creams that suits your skin type. ·        Avoid scratching the

How to identify if you have bad breath

  Nobody likes to know that they smell bad. And people generally do not tell you if you smell bad. But there are many ways which can help you know if you smell bad. 1.       The easiest way to know is to notice people if they are moving away/step back or they start rubbing their nose when you are talking to them. 2.       Ask a close friend/family member – You can ask your closed one if you smell bad. Generally, people do not point out by themselves even if they have noticed it. 3.       Wrist check – You can lick your wrist from inside. Check the smell once the area where you licked dries. This is the sure shot test as if you have bad breath, the sulphur salt from your tongue get stuck to your wrist. 4.       Bad taste – If you have a bad taste in your mouth it is an indicator of bad breath. 5.       Test with the mirror – Stand in front of the mirror. Put your tongue out as far as possible and check if there is any white colour on your tongue 6.       Test with dental f

What is Neonatal Care?

  Neonate means newborn infant or first 28-30 days of life. Neonatal care means newborn infant care which is given from delivery till first 30 days of life.   Role of Neonatal care  Neonatal care is a specialized unit that takes care of all newborn babies.  The neonatal care team role includes – ·        Assessment of newborn transition from mother’s womb to outside environment ·        Evaluation of normal and abnormal (if any like heart related or lungs etc) functioning. ·        Helps with bonding between parents and infant ·        Takes care of the infant in the absence of mother   Different Levels of Neonatal Care (NICU) Neonatal care unit can be categorized into 4 care levels based on the requirement Level 1 -New-born Nursery Newborn nursery or transitional nursery is provided to all the newborns for them to adjust in the external world. Now a days all newborns are kept under an observation for couple of hours for assessment and evaluation before handing