Thursday, October 29, 2009

Prevalence of Jaundice

Nearly forty percent of newly born babies build up jaundice. Grown up people do show a dissimilar pattern of jaundice as compared to that of a new born baby. Both differ in all aspects some of which to comprise are the causes, treatment and consequences. The symptoms of such infantile jaundice commence to manifest themselves some three to seven days from birth. The Red blood corpuscles, also called the RBC of the baby residing in the uterus of the fetus, differ quite from that of the normal RBC. After the birth of the baby, these cells crack and release a yellow pigment. This pigment cannot be removed by the child’s liver, since it has not attained its entire functionality, leading to jaundice.

Monday, October 26, 2009

New Born Spasms

There is nothing to fear if the baby develops spasms or convulsions. But if proper concern is not exerted at the earliest it may lead to deadly consequences. It is never the same case for the babies and elder children when it comes to the subject of spasms. The symptoms of spasms are quite dissimilar in the case of babies. For instance, the eye balls of the baby may turn up and it will begin giving vigorous shakes with its arms and legs. This is particularly because of the asymmetrical tensing of muscles. The reasons for spasms or convulsions in a new born baby can be ascribed to an injury in its head portion during the process of delivery.