Managing Digestive Disorders
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Managing Digestive Disorders

My name is Lilith Maclin and if you suffer from a digestive disorder, you can find a wealth of information about this type of medical condition in my blog. Three years ago, my husband was having severe stomach cramps and his doctor told him that he had a digestive disorder called ulcerative colitis. After my husband was diagnosed, I did thorough research to learn how to control and manage this disorder. We kept track of everything that my husband ate and when a certain food caused a flare-up of his condition, he eliminated that food from his diet. By learning all we could about this digestive disorder, my husband has been able to live pain free. If you want more information about this disorder and how to manage it, you can find it here by reading my blog.

Managing Digestive Disorders

3 Things You Need To Know About Immunizing Your Child

Louella Davidson

Immunizing your child is one of the best things you can do for their health and their safety. It is vital that parents become educated about the risks of not vaccinating their child so that they don't make a choice that could harm their child's future. Here are some things that you need to know about immunizations so that your child can get the best results and be as healthy and safe as possible.

1. Follow The Schedule and Stay On Time

One of the most important things you can do is follow the schedule that has been laid out for immunizations. From birth to 6 years old, parents are given specific instructions on how and when to immunize their children. For example, your child may get a shot when they are an infant but then need a booster shortly after to make it as effective. By staying on schedule, you will ensure that the child's body is properly protected.

In addition, it is important that you take your child immunization records each time they get an immunization. This is because it is dangerous to get the vaccination too early, so the doctor needs to know when they last got a shot so that they can time the next one correctly.

2. Avoid Giving Fever Reducer Medication Before The Shot

The goal of vaccinations are to trigger the immune system. You need the immune system to start fighting antibodies that work against dangerous diseases. Then if your child were to be exposed to this disease, their body would already have the tools to fight it so that it doesn't harm them. In the past, parents used to give their child Tylenol, or some sort of fever reducer before the shots. The worry is that if you suppress the immune system with medication, the effects of the vaccine won't work as well. This is why it is better to let the body fight it the best it can. If there is a major reaction, like a high fever, vomiting, or other signs of illness, you can give the child medication.

3. Get The Vaccination While The Child Is Healthy

In order to ensure the best results possible, you should wait until the child is healthy to get the vaccination. If the child is already running a fever or is ill, you should wait until they are better. You need the immune system to be at it's best to work through the vaccination. This is why it is important to wait until the child is well.