When you touch your toddler’s forehead and it feels like she’s burning up, it’s natural to hit the parent panic button and wonder if you need to make a visit to the emergency room. In most cases, though, a fever by itself doesn’t warrant an emergency room visit. Knowing how to measure and treat your child’s fever can help you avoid a trip to the hospital and get your toddler the relief she needs.
Few things are cuter than a rosy-cheeked toddler, but in some cases, those bright red cheeks may be the sign of a more serious underlying condition. Though it’s fairly rare, some toddlers can develop rosacea, a skin disorder more common in older people. Knowing how to recognize and treat this condition can help ensure that your child’s skin problem doesn’t become a major issue.
Like acne and dandruff, oily hair is a problem that most moms don’t expect for their children to have to deal with before their teenage years. So when you notice your child’s once-shiny hair is taking a turn for the greasy, it’s a relief to know that oily hair in children is perfectly normal and simple to treat.
You may be eating for two and craving pickles and ice cream, but pregnancy isn’t a weight gain free-for-all. Sure, you’ll have to gain weight to support your growing baby, but excessive pregnancy weight gain can cause problems for you and your baby. Knowing how much you should gain and how to keep your baby weight under control can add up to a healthy pregnancy.
When you’re shopping for wrinkle-fighting products, the sheer abundance of potions, creams and lotions available can be overwhelming. Whether you’ve got $20 or $200 to spend, finding wrinkle products that work means looking for ingredients that actually make a difference in the appearance of your skin.
If you think being pregnant means you have license to camp out on the couch with your favorite television shows and a stockpile of pickles and ice cream, think again. Though rest and relaxation are important parts of a healthy pregnancy, regular aerobic exercise is equally important, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Having a baby is a big adventure, and the right pregnancy books can help you prepare for it in the same way that the right travel books can help you prepare for a big trip. And just like travel books, the best first-time pregnancy books give you the information you need in a format that most appeals to you.
Stress, shifting hormone levels, certain medications and even air travel can all cause acne flareups — whether you are 15 years old or 40 years old. Any one of those factors can leave you with a major case of acne. While long-term treatment with gentle cleanser and salicylic acid spot treatment works fine, an acne mask can help speed your breakout on its way a little faster.
Activities that are often part of your normal routine — eating sushi, coloring your hair or riding your bike — may be potentially dangerous when you’re pregnant. In fact, so many things are potential risks during pregnancy that it’s easy to become paranoid about safe activities like getting your teeth cleaned.
Those fine lines around your eyes are one of the first and most visible signs that you’re getting older, says dermatologist Fredric Brandt in “Allure” magazine. The combination of depleted fat and collagen stores in that area and reduced skin elasticity creates a fine network of lines often referred to as crow’s feet. If you’ve got them, surgery may be one way to make them less noticeable.