Saturday, March 24, 2007


It is repeated that headache, fever and colic cause abnormal discomfort in the child, hence control these symptoms first. But if diarrhea also persists and frequency of stools passed is too great, give Electral power (ORS) dissolved in (boiled and then cooled down) water so that sodium-glucose-water levels stay within normal limits. As for Allopathic drugs to control diarrhea, consult a physician for proper medicine, dosage and frequency--- above all the side-effects--- which are many. If Electral power is not handy, mix 2 teaspoons of sugar, a pinch of salt in 1 liter of boiled and cooled water and feed to the infant as frequently as needed.

Ayurvedic physicians recommend massage of honey and borax (Suhaga) powder---500 mg of suhaga to 2 tsp of honey. This compound, if given too quickly or in large quantity, will spill over to stomach and cause loose motion. But when the child is having constipation, this compound is said to remove constipation.

In summer, the child should be given plenty of oral fluids and protected from heat, hot winds and exposure. In winter, keep the feet, abdomen and chest fully covered with woolen garments and do not let her be exposed to cold winds. All these measures are meant to be observed in a routine manner but, when the child is cutting teeth, her danger of exposure to changing thermic conditions should be fully guarded.


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