Allergic Rhinitis

What it is Rhinitis is a reaction that occurs in the nose when airborne irritants (allergens) trigger the release of histamine. Histamine causes inflammation and fluid production in the fragile linings of nasal passages, sinuses, and eyelids. There is usually a family history of allergic rhinitis.

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Smoking and Pregnancy The risks involved with smoking during pregnancy: Although fewer women are smoking during their pregnancy now than ever before, the habit still persists among many women. In addition, even if a pregnant woman does not smoke, she may be exposed to secondhand smoke in the household, workplace, or in social settings.

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Scleroderma What is scleroderma? There are two forms of scleroderma: localized scleroderma and systemic sclerosis. Localized scleroderma is more common in children than the systemic form. It may involve patches of the skin on the trunk, arms, legs, or head. Other names for the localized form are morphea, linear scleroderma, and "en coup de sabre".

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It seems as though every day we open the newspaper or tune into the television only to find that there is one more article about something in our environment which may be detrimental to children. Is it getting to the point where we just want to shut it all down? Kids get sick and they get hurt- it’s part of growing up, right? Is it really necessary for parents to be so paranoid about every little thing? If we are, we can drive ourselves crazy with blame that we didn’t do something right and have caused our babies to be irreparably damaged for life.

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The responsibility held by the person who cares for our children day in and day out is tremendous. They have be to constantly vigilant to safety hazards in and around school areas. This means a playground which is being constantly observed by trained eyes for not only broken glass or rusty nails but to the possibility of a child falling from a height which may not seem like much to adults but could seriously injure the child. The professional must also be aware of hazards in the classroom - broken toys and objects meant for play that end up in ears and noses. Maintaining order in a classroom of small children is no easy feat either! Imagine one unruly child throwing a temper tantrum which could result in other children being injured and the teacher injured. Teachers are often in charge of tracking and training children for fire drills and storm drills, being sure outlets are kept covered and buildings are up to code for both health and fire inspections!

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