All you need to know about vaccinations - when, where and what?
Should Your Baby Get Vaccinated
Vaccination, a question to consider. Should you get your baby a vaccination? What are the benefits and what are the drawbacks of getting him or her a vaccination shot? These are perhaps, questions that riddle you even before you have had your baby and so should it be.
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tinystep Oct 31 | 3 min read
Birth of a child is an unparalleled moment of joy for couples around the world. However it is undeniable that a baby comes with loads of added responsibilities. From the very minute of a baby’s birth, parents become accountable for its overall health and well-being. Just like an expectant mother took utmost care not to miss any medical appointments, followed medical advice strictly for any prescribed medications and so on, similarly care should be taken not to miss any scheduled vaccines for the baby.
tinystep Oct 27 | 3 min read
Parents look out for the best interest of their child. However, due to many misconceptions and rumours (which are generally false) many of us avoid immunization for our babies. There are some diseases, our children can be prone to if we carry on this path and continue ignoring vaccination. MMR vaccine unlike most vaccines is a package deal. In other words, this one vaccine is used to immunize your baby against three different types of, potentially very damaging diseases.
tinystep Oct 25 | 2 min read
Typhoid, a rather common occurrence in developing India. It springs up on ingestion of the organism which takes place via the fecal oral route, that is to say, the fecal matter of an infected individual is consumed by an unsuspecting person through contaminated food or water. What happens next is nothing short of frightening. Salmonella typhi or the culprit with regards to the disease, inhabits the small intestine from where it moves onto the liver, spleen and bone marrow. It does so with the help of the red blood cells. It multiplies radically and that's when the victim begins to show symptoms:
tinystep Oct 19 | 2 min read
Polio, also goes by the name, Poliomyelitis and is a very infectious viral disease, which targets children under the age of five. The virus is transmitted from one person to another mainly through the faecal-oral route or, less frequently, by a much common vector such as contaminated water or food. The virus resides and multiplies in the intestine from where it can breach the nervous system and cause paralysis.
tinystep Oct 18 | 3 min read
The DTap vaccine, a shield against 3 potentially fatal diseases, Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). It is a combination vaccine and a modified one at that. Its predecessor, the DTP vaccine was known to have a very high reaction rate in babies and was hence, removed. DTap has less than a 15% reaction rate and is an ideal vaccine in terms of immunization from the three diseases.
tinystep Oct 18 | 3 min read
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