If your child has swallowed any pills, medicines, tobacco, alcohol or berries, clear his mouth of any bits he has not swallowed. Put him face down across your knee with his head lower than his hips, then put two fingers right to the back of his throat and wiggle them until he vomits. If he… [ Continue Reading ]
Comfort the child as the accident must have scared the child. Let him put the limb in whatever position he feels most comfortable in. Do not try to make him use it, he will do it by himself if it is not affected. Do not try cold compresses and bandages. If it is a fracture,… [ Continue Reading ]
The basic principle in the management of diarrhoea is maintenance of water in the body. This is best accomplished by the use of oral rehydration salts (ORS). As soon as the child starts having loose motions, start giving him sips of ORS. (Add one packet of ORS to one litre of pre-boiled and cooled water… [ Continue Reading ]
Wipe the eyes gently with sterilised cotton moistened with boiled water. And apply antibiotic eye drops after consulting your doctor.
Cool the burned area with cold water for about ten minutes. This will help blood vessels, which have been damaged already to close up again and prevent further loss of plasma. It will also stop the burning sensation, although temporarily. If the child has clothes on, the heat will get trapped in it. Remove the… [ Continue Reading ]
What you need to be worried about are thin plastics on the bed or in the house since they are both airtight and clingy. If your child puts a plastic bag or a thin plastic sheet on his face, the first breath he takes in will make the plastic cling to his face in such… [ Continue Reading ]
Make your child lie down with his head lower than his feet so that adequate amount of blood returns to his brain. Keep his head turned to one side so that if he vomits, he will not choke. Loosen any tight clothing so that his breathing is not restricted. Cover with a blanket or a… [ Continue Reading ]
Use plain water to clean the rash area. Don’t use soap or diaper wipes, as they could be irritating. Dry the child’s bottom completely before putting on fresh nappies/panties. Use an extra-absorbent liner inside the diapers. Apply petroleum jelly or any diaper ointment on the area. Do not use plastic panties over nappies until the… [ Continue Reading ]