Thursday, April 5, 2012

Friday and I love it!

Oh I've been waiting for Friday to come cheering up my day cause you know why, it's weekend!

Μy core plan is to rest rest rest!

And will do some sewing, yay! Cute fabrics are here!

Oh yes, may Dhia recover soon, Amin.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Impetigo Infection


Dhia got this infection. So here I am sharing some info for ref.

Taken from:

Impetigo is a common skin infection.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Impetigo is caused by streptococcus (strep) or staphylococcus (staph) bacteria. Methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA) is becoming a common cause.

The skin normally has many types of bacteria on it, but intact skin is an effective barrier that keeps bacteria from entering and growing in the body. When there is a break in the skin, bacteria can enter the body and grow there, causing inflammation and infection. Breaks in the skin may occur with:

Animal bites
Human bites
Injury or trauma to the skin
Insect bites

Impetigo may also occur on skin where there is no visible break. It is most common in children, particularly those in unhealthy living conditions. In adults, it may follow other skin disorders or a recent upper respiratory infection such as a cold or other virus. It is similar to cellulitis, but it only involves the top layers of the skin. Impetigo is contagious, meaning it can spread to others. You can catch this infection if the fluid that oozes from the blisters touches an open area on your skin.


A single or possibly many blisters filled with pus; easy to pop and when broken -- leave a reddish raw-looking base (in infants)

Itching blister: Filled with yellow or honey-colored fluid
Oozing and crusting overRash  may begin as a single spot, but if person scratches, it may spread to other areas

Skin lesions on the face, lips, arms, or legs, that spread to other areas

Swollen lymph nodes near the infection (lymphadenopathy)

Signs and tests

Diagnosis is based mainly on the appearance of the skin lesion.
A culture of the skin or lesion usually grows the bacteria streptococcus or staphylococcus. The culture can help determine if MRSA is the cause, because specific antibiotics are used to treat this infection.


The goal is to cure the infection and relieve the symptoms. A mild infection may be treated with a prescription antibacterial cream. More severe cases may require antibiotics, taken by mouth. Wash (do not scrub) the skin several times a day, preferably with an antibacterial soap, to remove crusts and drainage.

Expectations (prognosis)

The sores of impetigo heal slowly and seldom scar. The cure rate is extremely high, but the condition often comes back in young children.


Kidney failure (post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis) (rare)
Many patches of impetigo (in children)
Permanent skin damage and scarring (very rare)
Spread of the infection to other parts of the body (common)

Calling your health care provider

Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have symptoms of impetigo.


Prevent the spread of infection. If you have impetigo, always use a clean washcloth and towel each time. Do not share towels, clothing, razors, and and other personal care products with other family members. Wash your hands thoroughly after touching the skin lesions.Good general health and hygiene help to prevent infection. Thoroughly clean minor cuts and scrapes with soap and clean water. You can also use a mild antibacterial soap. Impetigo is contagious, so avoid touching the draining (oozing) lesions.


Habif TP. Bacterial infections. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 9.Pasternack MS, Swartz MN. Cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, and subcutaneous tissue infections. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 90.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


This is my 1st attempt blogging thru phone.

Kids were having fun on the pool yesterday.
They are big girl already.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kasihku Sayangku 2012 New Year Baby Photo Contest (15/11-14/12/11)

Please help to LIKE Dhia's picture.

Step 1: Please like this page: KASIHKU SAYANGKU

Step 2: Please like Dhia's picture: 
(just click below picture as it is linked to the FB entry)

Thank you!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Manners of Visiting the Sick

When to visit a sick friend yesterday and some relatives few months ago. It's good to pay a visit to sick people to show you concern and care about them. But, there are a few manners we have to keep. Here is a few tips:

  • Say salam and ask the condition.
  • Voice your concern.
  • Pray for the health.
  • Bring token i.e. fruit basket or money. (To lessen the burden)
  • Avoid big group visit. (To respect the privacy)
  • Avoid long chat. (Understand sick people need to rest)

Hope this help. Our present (visit) is appreciated enough, sick people do not need unnecessary talk.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Babywearing Walk

Dhia is walking! She got her feet on 18th August 2011. That was 3 days before her 13th month birthday. We were very happy. Now, she got new talent. Believe it or not!

That's my little teddy-wearer. So, you've got talent?