New born baby allergies

Has your child developed allergies?

From newly born babies to toddlers and teenagers, your child may develop several symptoms that might seem common to you but takes the form of allergies with time. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies affect around 20 million adults and 6.1 million children in the United States. The figure is bigger on a global basis. Over the past 30 years, allergy prevalence has been trending higher. Amid this, you need to take account of your child’s behavior with the things and surroundings as he/she grows. 

What is an allergy?

Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance — such as pollen, bee venom, or pet dander — or a food that doesn’t cause a reaction in most people.

Some common symptoms of the allergies include-

· Sneezing

. Wheezing

· Runny and/or Itchy Nose

· Itchy, Burning, Watery, and/or Swollen Eyes

· Nasal Congestion

· Dry Cough (sometimes including mucus)

· Ear Congestion

· Sinus Drainage

· Sinus Pressure

· Sore Throat

Symptoms may vary depending upon the types of allergies-

A food allergy can lead to-

· Tingling in the mouth

· Swelling of the lips, tongue, face, or throat

· Hives

· Anaphylaxis

An insect sting allergy can lead to-

· A large area of swelling at the sting site

· Itching or hives all over the body

· Cough, chest tightness, wheezing, or shortness of breath

· Anaphylaxis

A drug allergy can lead to-

· Hives

· Itchy skin

· Rash

· Facial swelling

· Wheezing

· Anaphylaxis

Atopic dermatitis (Eczema) can lead to- 

  • Itch
  • Redden
  • Flake or peel

Allergies are also linked with other types of respiratory conditions, like asthma and sinus infections. Therefore, being able to improve allergy symptoms can also help avoid other conditions too. 

With allergies, your child will not typically have a fever, fatigue, body aches, chills, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea though they may sometimes experience headaches brought on by sinus pressure. Therefore, it becomes vital to consult a good pediatrician who can look after your child and prescribe relevant suggestions and medication. 


Best way to keep your teeth healthier

Taking care of your oral hygiene is as important as taking care of your skin, hair, etc. Achieving healthy teeth demands a lifetime of care. As a matter of fact, you don’t need a lot of effort to keep your smile brighter and healthy, it takes a small effort that should be put every day. In this article, we will be discussing some healthy routines for your oral care.

1. Brush every morning-

This is something we all are taught since childhood but still, most of us consume food or beverages before brushing. When we sleep at night, our mouth gets enough amount of bacteria from the saliva we produce in our mouth. If you don’t brush your teeth in the morning before eating, a substance known as tartar will accumulate on the surface of your teeth and can be difficult to clean. This tartar forms a layer with time and damages your teeth. 

2. Brush before sleeping

Develop a habit of brushing your teeth before you go to bed. Most of us usually avoid this but it helps to get rid of the germs and plaque that accumulate throughout the day.

3. Use Fluoride toothpaste

Do not just step on any toothpaste. Not all are meant to clean your teeth properly. Apart from looking for just whitening, you should also look for oral care. When it comes to toothpaste, there are more important elements to look for than just whitening power and flavour. No matter which toothpaste you choose, make sure it contains fluoride. A fluoride-rich toothpaste acts as a defence against tooth decay. It fights against germs that lead to tooth decay and provide a protective covering to your teeth.

4. Rinse mouth after eating

We often avoid rinsing at public places especially when we are in the office or at someone else’s place but rinsing your mouth after every time you eat is very important. Rinsing helps to wash away the food particles stick to your teeth and help your teeth from bacterial infections that develops over time. Either you can rinse with plain water or you can add some amount of mouth freshener too. 

5. See your dentist once or twice annually

Some people visit the dentist only when they encounter a problem in their teeth. But this isn’t the best way to keep your oral health. Giving a visit to your dentist once or twice a year helps you to keep an eye on your oral health. Not only can a dentist remove calculus and look for cavities but they will also be able to spot potential issues and offer treatment solutions. Any disease takes time to show symptoms. It is always good to take precautions than strive for a cure later.


Things you should know about vaccines?

Right after the birth of a child, the body of the child is injected with a number of vaccines. Ever wondered why? Vaccines are given to children as a preventive treatment for certain medical diseases. They help your body build up protection against deadly diseases whenever you are exposed to it.  

What are the different types of vaccines a child is given?

All babies should be given the first shot of the hepatitis B vaccine within the first 12 hours after birth followed by other vaccines that are given during the course of 6 months to 2 years.

Some variations are normal, and recommendations change as new vaccines are developed. As a pediatrician, Tisya Clinic guides you to the right vaccinations and schedule for your child.The following vaccinations are recommended by the WHO.

Recommended vaccinations:

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hiv Vaccine
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Influenza virus
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Pneumonia vaccine
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus

Important points to keep in mind-

  1. Parents should try to have their children vaccinated according to the schedule provided by their pediatrician. A slight delay in vaccination can risk the children of serious diseases.
  • If children miss a vaccine dose, parents should talk to their pediatrician about catching up with the schedule. 
  • Vaccination should not be delayed even if the child has a slight fever resulting from a mild infection, such as an ordinary cold & flu.


Sometimes children get mild reactions from vaccines, such as fever, rashes, pain at the injection site, etc. These are common and fades away in a few hours or days.

  • Read the Vaccine Information Sheet your pediatrician gave you to learn about side effects your baby may experience.
  • Swaddle your baby in a cozy garment to soothe. 
  • Offer breastfeeding. It is normal for some babies to eat less during the 24 hours after getting vaccines.
  • Pay extra attention to your baby for a few days. If you see something that concerns you, call your pediatrician.