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Children & warts

Children are often plagued with warts.

Folklore attributes warts to touching frogs or toads. This is a myth. Warts are transferred through skin to skin contact. Don’t worry when your kid gets a wart, they are extremely common & over 75% of children develop them at some point in their childhood.

 

Here are the facts on warts that every parent should know.feet

They can affect people at any age, but are most common among children.

They  are most prevalent in children between the ages of 12 and 16.

They thrive in a warm moist environment such as showers, bathrooms, around swimming pools.

They are extremely contagious, but are typically harmless.

They can go away on their own but some warts usually require cryotherapy to remove them as they penetrate deep into the skin. 

 

While medically harmless, warts can be uncomfortable and can cause some embarrassment. Warts are easily treated and so there is no need to worry that you will  be suck with it for life.

As a parent, it’s important to that you & your kids know to to prevent warts and that they don’t pick or scratch them. This may cause the virus to spread, making it more difficult to treat. 

 

“Use Wartner; an at home cryotherpay device to get rid of those pesky warts! It is child friendly & has proven to effectively rid families of warts”

 

References: 

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/warts-on-children?page=3

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Baby Bath Time

Bathing can be a glorious but challenging time for moms who have children with eczema 

 

You want your child to be happy and playful but their skin raw & inflamed
Here are some suggestions to help make bathing a baby with eczema easier and less painful:

 

It is suggested that a baby / child with eczema should never spend more than 10 minutes in the bath, as this strips away the already limited moisture in the skin.

The water should be warm, never hot

Limit the use of soap as much as possible, and rather use a soap substitute, which works just as well, even if there are no bubbles and lather.

Opt for a hypo-allergenic body wash if possible

Try and avoid scented products, as the fragrance may be an irritant

Always pat baby’s skin dry, don’t rub

**It’s will also pay to monitor detergents used on baby’s clothes, as it’s been known to cause irritation and eczema on baby skin.

Dermalex Eczema Children box & tube
 


Apply moisturiser (or Dermalex for Babies and Children for the best results) on damp skin, preferably within 3 minutes after bathing to lock in as much moisture as possible.

Try and do this twice daily

 

 

 

 

References

http://nationaleczema.org/eczema/child-eczema/infants-toddlers/

 

Common Household Germs

One should never want a completely micro-organism free home environment, as there are many beneficial and vital micro-organisms that share our living and breathing space.

The harmful ones, which we all know as germs, include fungi, bacteria and viruses, These need to be viciously and constantly eradicated, as they cause disease.

Germ experts say that you should focus on the “germ hot-spots” in your home. These include chopping boards, sponges and cleaning cloths.

 

Just two of these germs that can be found on these surfaces will make your hair stand on end. They are:

 

The Novovirus

movo virusThe dreaded “Norovirus” – This is more commonly known as the “Winter Vomiting Bug”. This is a hugely contagious virus and is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans. This is also caused by dirty hands (after visiting the loo), and can spread like wildfire, as the virus can be airborne. The virus affects around 267 million people and causes over 200,000 deaths each year.

 

 

Ecoli

ecoli virusEcoli 0157 – this is a more dangerous strain of the more common e.coli bacterium. It can cause severe intestinal illness, and infection may lead to hemorrhagic diarrhea, and in extreme cases, even kidney failure. The illness can last up to 10 days.

 

 

 

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It is therefore vital to keep surfaces and hands ultra-clean by disinfecting often. Did you know that TCP can be used as a surface disinfectant, amongst its host of other uses? Just spray some diluted TCP on the surface and wipe down. Also keep an eye out for a soon-to-come new addition to this iconic and trusted brand which should help keep those hands extra clean.

 

References

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/homehygiene/Pages/common-household-germs.aspx