Friday, September 18, 2009

The Benefits of Rotarix Vaccine

We skipped the Rotarix vaccine for Amber but we did not skip it with Ariella... This particular vaccine as explained by Ariella's Pedia Doctor Glenn Chua prevents children from diarrhea/vomiting. He gave us a leaflet which talks about Rotavirus. It was indicated on the leaflet that Rotavirus is a serious virus that is most common cause of severe dehydrating diarrhea in children worldwide. Of course I got scared, with our environment today, we can't be complacent, a rotavirus infection can seem like a normal upset stomach but could lead to vomiting or diarrhea more than 20 times a day and symptoms may last up to 9 days.

To all the mothers out there, these are the signs and symptoms of severe dehydration:

- Tiredness or Weakness

- Inability to Drink

- Deep Breathing

- No Tears When Crying

- And Cold Extremities (such as hands and feet)

Now, don't wait for this to happen to your baby, protect your baby and talk to your doctor about rotavirus and prevention... :-)

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