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Heat Rash

Introduction Heat rash also called prickly heat or miliaria is a common condition in which areas of the skin itch intensely and often feels prickly or stinging, due to overheating. Heat rash occurs in hot, humid conditions more often if you are overdressed. It’s most common in infants. However active …

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Atopic Eczema

What is Atopic Eczema/Dermatitis? Atopic eczema is a very common skin condition. It is an itchy, chronic or chronically relapsing, inflammatory skin condition. The rash is characterized by itchy papules (occasionally vesicles in infants), which become excoriated and thickened. The term “eczema” is used interchangeably with “dermatitis” and refers to …

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Digestive Disorder

Constipation Introduction Constipation is defined as decrease in stool frequency, hard stool, difficulty in passing out feces and feeling of incomplete bowel evacuation. The overall prevalence of self reported constipation in the elderly is 24-37% and use of laxatives in them is 60%. Causes Age related changes Immobility such as …

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Chronic Pain

Introduction The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defined pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. Chronic pain has several different meanings in medicine. Distinction between acute and chronic pain has relied upon …

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Osteoporosis

Introduction of Osteoporosis ? Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become thin and weak. It happens more commonly in old age, when the body becomes less able to replace worn out bone. Special cells within the bones called living bone cells are no longer able …

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Heat Rash

Introduction Heat rash also called prickly heat or miliaria is a common condition in which areas of the skin itch intensely and often feels prickly or stinging, due to overheating. Heat rash occurs in hot, humid conditions more often if you are overdressed. It’s most common in infants. However active …

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Arthritis

Introduction Arthritis is a medical condition which causes pain, redness, swelling and stiffness of the joint. It may due to : Wear and tear of the joint Infection Inherited illness or some other cause The common forms of arthritis in adults are : Osteoarthritis (OA) Rheumatoid arthritis Infectious arthritis Gout …

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Mental Health problem

There are several causes of mental health problems and different modalities may be needed for different problem. Although some parents may turn to spiritual healers, they should also consult and seek treatment from trained professionals, to ensure better out come. Specific mental disorders will present at specific age ranges Disorders …

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Risk Factor

What are the Risk Factors for Child Abuse No single factor on its own can explain why some individuals behave violently towards children or why child maltreatment appears to be more prevalent in certain communities than in others Increased risk of child abuse is associated with the presence of certain …

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