Flu is a self limiting viral sickness for most of the people. They can recover in less than 2 weeks without medical care or antiviral drugs. But, it might lead to severe complications in some people, which can result in hospitalization and even death. Sinus infections and ear infections, Pneumonia and bronchitis, are some of … Read moreDo you need a Flu shot?
What is new in 2016-17 Influenza virus vaccines? Composition of flu vaccine is different than last year. Only one strain is same and the other two are different. Vaccine strains are updated to match the circulating viruses each year. The WHO recommendation on vaccine composition is based on the year-round work of the WHO Global … Read moreFlu season is round the corner. New vaccine stock is available in India
Crawling is a very important milestone, as it gives the actual unaided mobility to the baby for the first time. A baby is ready to crawl once he becomes independent in coming to sitting position on his own. Strong back, shoulders, arms and knees are prerequisites to support the baby’s weight and help maintain his … Read moreIs your baby ready to crawl?
Do you see your baby reaching out to hold your finger? Its time to get her some colourful hanging toys. Things that are soft, make those little sounds and far enough for baby, so that she tries reaching out. You guessed it right..Here is our pick on best play gyms available for online shopping for … Read moreBest Play Gyms for Kids in India
Have you observed your little one looking at the mirror attached to the crib or wall continuously? As the baby grows, it becomes all the more interesting to watch her cooing, babbling and laughing while staring at her image. She seems to socialize with her reflection believing it, as another baby present on other side … Read moreWhen do babies realize the reflection in mirror as their own?
Painless DTP vaccine are subunit type of vaccines containing only a part of Pertussis causing bacteria and not the whole of it. They are actually DTaP vaccines but known as painless as they do not cause pain and fever. Recent research has shown that DTaP fails to prevent transmission and spread of Pertussis among people … Read moreHow effective is Painless DTP vaccine?
If you have suffered from Chikungunya once, you are immune for lifetime, to be suffered from it again. As per the microbiology department of AIMS, Chikungunya disease is caused by one serotype and the chances of repeated infection caused by the same serotype is minimum. Whereas; Dengue is caused by 4 closely related serotypes of … Read moreGood news!! Chikungunya virus won’t make you sick again
If a baby can get a disease even after giving the vaccine, then why are vaccines important and how effective they are? Vaccines are not 100% effective. There is always a slight chance to catch infections even after immunization. But post vaccination, symptoms of the disease are usually much milder and infection normally does not … Read moreIs it still possible to get the disease for which vaccine has been given?
Question: I see that you have mentioned booster doses for some vaccines in the immunization schedule. How are these important. Booster doses serve as a reminder call to our immune system to prepare itself for protecting against future infections. Memory antibody reserves produced by primary doses of vaccine, tends to decline over a period of … Read moreWhy are booster doses important?
Schedule mentions so many vaccines to be given at the same time during first year. Is it safe and does it work well? Typically 6 different types of vaccines namely Rotavirus drops, Inactivated Polio Virus (IPV), DTP, Hib, Hep B and Pneumococcal can be given in the same doctor’s visit to an infant. Different vaccine … Read moreHow many different vaccines can be given to an infant during one doctor visit?