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Immunize for a healthy future: know, check, protect.

Immunization week 2014

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World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April (24-30) – aims to promote one of the world’s most powerful tools for health – the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.

The theme of the World Immunization Week 2014 campaign is “Are you up-to-date?”. The slogan and calls to action to be used on global materials are “Immunize for a healthy future – Know. Check. Protect.”

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Know, Check, Protect

 

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Know

  • why you need to get vaccinated
  • which vaccines you need
  • how, where and when you should get vaccinated
  • where you can go to find out more

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Check

  • whether you and family have had all the vaccines you need
  • when you need booster doses
  • whether you need any vaccines before travelling

 

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Protect

  • yourself and your family: get vaccinated

 

Details regarding latest Immunization schedule in INDIA.

http://www.iapindia.org/IMM%20Schedule.pdf

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Regards

Dr Rahul Varma

“Healthy kids, Happy Family”

 

Atopic Dermatitis in Children

ATOPIC DERMATITS

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ECZEMA: Very common skin problem in children.

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Atopic dermatits is a most common form of Eczema.

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It usually begins in Infants (less than 1 year old child). It improves as the child grows older and resolves by the time child starts going to school or reaches puberty. Some children may develop chronic disease.

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Causes:

Sensitive skin which is more easily irritated by sweating, heat , rough clothing and some detergents, soaps etc. Some may have allergies to food, pets, dust mites.

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Symptoms:

Red, dry, itchy patches on skin. Itching may be severe and constant; with frequent scratching, skin may develop blisters, oozing, crusting.

Affects mainly face, scalp arms, legs.

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Treatments:

No Cure , but can be controlled with good skin care

  • Bathing: gentle soap, limit time.
  • Topical (Skin) Medicines: topical steroids needed in severe cases or during flare up
  • Moisturizers: apply moisturizer 30 minutes after you apply any topical medicines. This allows it to seal the medicine. Eg vaseline or any petroleum jelly.
  • Anti histamines: anti allergic medicines to decrease itching. It can make child sleepy.
  • Environmental Triggers: Avoid food, pets, dust mites that can trigger this conditions.
  • Skin Infections: chances of secondary infections are there so your child might need topical antibiotics as well.

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When to call doctor:

Mild to moderate cases can be managed by your child specialist but in severe cases or if no improvement than need to consult dermatologist or skin Specialist.

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Regards

Dr. Rahul Varma

 

Myths and facts about Vaccination

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A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates the body’s immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and “remember” it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters.

Below mentioned link will give you relevant knowledge .

http://www.who.int/features/qa/84/en/

Vaccination: Myths and Facts

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“Healthy kids, Happy Family”

Regards

Dr. Rahul Varma