Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Short but important info to share!

20:29 pm - I've just finished my work and want to lepak my mind a bit before doing some data analysis... Suddenly terfikir untuk share some info yang InsyaAllah berguna untuk semua... (Seriyes risau apalah agaknye Aaron Houdd tengah buat, sorry sayang Ummi balik lewat lagi hari ni)

1. Pneumococcal IV
It's a new (improved) vaccine, specially dedicated for kids. It protects against pneumococcal infections (Streptococcus pneumoniae), a bacteria that can cause severe diseases such as meningitis, ear infections, pneumonia, etc...

Babies can have the injection as early as 2 months old.

Price --- For me, it's a bit expensive (really really expensive actually). I'm not sure about other hospitals but in SDMC, it cost us about RM 280++ PER injection. (Including consultation etc, it's RM350++) - So, RM 350 x 4 = RM 1400...

I know all mom want the best for their kids. But unfortunately, not all moms can bear this price. We know that money can't buy health. For those yang berkemampuan, I think it's good to consider this alternative for your child's betterment.

Tapi kalau rasa kureng berkemampuan and banyak nak pakai duit... It's OK. It's just an alternative intravenous. Just maintain a healthy life for you and your family. So that kurang risiko kena infection.

For more info about pneumococcal IV, please click here.

2. Ever heard of roseola infection?
Roseola is an infectious virus that often infects infants under the age 3, but is most common in baby below one year old. It is thought to be caused by the human herpes virus six.

1- Fluctuate (unexplained) high fever that can last up to 5 days (sometimes more)
2- After 24 hours (or later), a rash will appear on face, neck, shoulder, upper arms and the trunk...(When the rash subside, all other symptoms will leave also)
3- May also get diarrhea, nausea and vomitting.
4- common type of fever symptoms i.e runny nose, lose of appetite, irritability and sore throat.

Symptoms can last from 7 to 10 days. Roseola virus is highly contagious. It can be spread through contact with saliva or being breathed by another baby with roseola.

What should mommies do?

Don't worry too much Mommies!

Below are the things you should do;
-Keep your baby AWAY from other baby with rashes or fever
-Treat the fever: Give your baby a recommended dosage of paracetamol (acetaminophen or ibuprofen) but NO aspirin! - Don't bother about the name/brand too much. Just give whatever paracetamol the paed gave to your baby.
-Keep your child hydrated with plenty of liquid. If your baby is breastfeeding, make sure you consume plenty of water. BREASTFEED YOUR BABY MORE OFTEN!

p/s: The fever that Aaron had had last time was this roseola infection..... :-(


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