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Health Misconceptions

Posted on December 5th, 2017 by Christina Korman

Myth: swimming soon after foods is harmful

Five measures of the front crawl following a major meal is most likely inadvisable-and uncomfortable. No research has been done, however, either to prove or disprove the idea that feasting and swimming can result in drowning.

What we should know: records most frequently reveal that infants drown when small children drown when left without supervision around pools and older kids may drown in rivers and ponds.

Main point here: the actual risks are insufficient caution and supervision

Myth: if you do not obtain the whole splinter out, it'll cause infection.

Parents go heroic measures to excise a splinter for fear remaining fragments will fester. But, states child emergency physician, "a splinter will often work its way to avoid it without serious infection."

What we should know: your body recognizes a splinter like a foreign object and attempts to reject it through inflammatory response, leading to redness, swelling in most cases a little hard pustule that pushes it towards the surface, eventually which makes it simpler to locate and take away.

Myth: sitting too near to the TV isn't good for the child's eyes.

Based on the eye specialists, this isn't true.

What we should know: children can focus close up without eyestrain easier than grown ups, that might explain their penchant for sitting near to the TV.

Main point here: while sitting nose to screen will not hurt your son or daughter's eye, when the practice continues, maybe it's a sign she needs her vision checked.

Myth: it's easier to get chicken pox when you're youthful.

Really this isn't a myth-except for babies under three several weeks old, who're at greater risk for complication.

What we should know: Research conducted recently demonstrated the incidence of hospitalization and dying from chicken pox elevated significantly using the age." It's clearly more risky to obtain chicken pox being an adult," states a contagious disease expert. The condition also is commonly more serious-with greater perils of complications-in adolescents compared to more youthful children.

Main point here: vaccine is suggested for kids and antiviral drugs, if taken within 24 hrs of seeing first blister, cure chicken pox rapidly. Grown ups in your own home who didn't have the condition become vulnerable. Consult a health care provider or skin doctor as quickly as possible.