Baby botulism

Some babies, usually younger than 6 months of age, acquire a form of botulism that is usually mild. It is thought to be caused by ingested spores multiplying in and colonizing the baby's intestine, forming toxin. The initial symptom is often constipation, leading to poor feeding, irritability, neck paralysis, and generalized weakness. Honey is thought to be one cause of baby botulism.

Diagnosis The diagnosis is made by the demonstration of botulinus toxin in food, stool, or serum. Growing the organism from food is suggestive but not diagnostic, whereas fecal isolates are rare except in affected individuals.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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