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Viral rash in a baby: When to see a doctor

Causes of rashes in babies can include bacterial, viral, and fungal infections or reactions to medications, soaps, cleaning products, or environmental triggers. According to the American Family Physician (AFP), viral rashes are usually not as itchy as other rash causes, such as tinea capitis (fungal) or atopic dermatitis (eczema).  The doctor will also ask a parent or caregiver about a baby’s symptoms and use these along with a visual examination to make a diagnosis. While vaccines are available for many of these viruses, doctors do not usually give the shots until babies are about 12 months old or more. As a result, parents and caregivers must protect babies from others who are sick and wash their hands frequently. There are no cures for viral illnesses. Medications, such as antibiotics, will not treat the virus or make it go away. Most viral rashes will go away with supportive treatments at home. However, there are times when a parent or caregiver should seek emergency medical attention. Viral rashes can be common in babies. Because babies do not typically receive immunizations against many of the conditions that cause the rashes, prevention is the best medicine. Washing hands frequently, keeping surfaces clean, and keeping a baby away from sick individuals can help. If a caregiver is worried about a baby’s rash or symptoms, they should contact their child's paediatrician.(Credits: www.medicalnewstoday.com)

What to know about CBD for anxiety?

According to an article in Dialogues of Clinical Neuroscience, anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric conditions. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimate that 19.1% of adults in the U.S. experienced an anxiety disorder in the past year, and more women experience anxiety than men. According to the authors of one 2015 review, CBD interacts with the cannabinoid type 1 receptor (CB1R), the serotonin 5-HT1A receptor, and other receptors in the brain that regulate fear and anxiety-induced behaviors. The authors of the review also found preclinical and clinical evidence that established CBD as an effective treatment for numerous types of anxiety disorders. As previously mentioned, researchers and healthcare professionals have yet to establish standardized dosing recommendations for CBD therapy. In a 2019 study, researchers found that 300–600 mg of CBD significantly reduced anxiety symptoms in 57 adult males. The dosage that a person takes to relieve anxiety depends on the CBD product and how they administer it. An ever-growing body of research suggests that CBD may help relieve anxiety, the most common mental health disorder. However, the FDA do not regulate CBD for treating anxiety. This means that the quality and dosage can vary widely between products and manufacturers. People who currently use prescription medication or supplements may want to consult a doctor before using CBD.(Credits: www.medicalnewstoday.com)