How to manage my allergies during pregnancy?

The allergy increase them during pregnancy? What drugs do in a crisis? Are there dangers for the baby? Can we continue desensitization?… The answers to all your questions of allergy moms.

Compatibility of Antiallergics treatments, risk of asthma for the baby, bounce of the allergic crises during the grossesse… Bernard Poitevin, allergist physician and homeopath helps you manage your allergies during pregnancy.

allergies during pregnancy

The basic rules to avoid crises
No need to take food precautions. “Currently, it considers that should be tolerance in children by exposure to the allergen.””Make”preventive regimes”during pregnancy to prevent baby from future food allergies did not interest” explains Dr. Poitevin. Continue reading “How to manage my allergies during pregnancy?”


Second cancer in women (after breast cancer) and third in men (after lung cancer and prostate cancer), colorectal cancer is very common. Since 2009, cervical cancer screening is widespread throughout France. The goal: to detect this cancer as soon as possible to increase the effectiveness of treatments. And you, what is your risk of colorectal cancer?

What is your age:
You are under 50 years. (0)
Over 50 years to 74 years. (1)
You are over 74 years. (0)
Colorectal cancer mainly affects people over 50 years. That is why the screening program recommends a test every two years, 50 to 74 years (being a cancer that develops slowly, it does not seem essential to continue screening beyond old age ).


Do you have a history of colon cancer in your family?
No. (0)
A person. (1)
Several people. (2)
Any family history of colorectal cancer increases the risk of suffering also. Continue reading “WHAT IS YOUR RISK OF COLORECTAL CANCER?”


The screening program for colorectal cancer is for all people aged over 50 years. Diagnosed early, it can be cured in more than 9 out of 10. However, there are cases of inheriting the cancer colorectal requiring special care including a consultation with a geneticist.

1.The high incidence of colorectal cancer
2.Aggravating factors and protective for colorectal cancer
3.Genetic predisposition for colorectal cancer
4.The colorectal cancer screening


When colorectal cancer is detected early, the chances of recovery above 90%. Mass screening using the Hem occult II ®, now organized throughout the country, to identify early colorectal cancer and thus significantly improve the prognosis of the patient. Operation “Blue March” aims to further sensitize the population on this screening too little follow-up since the national participation rate over the period 2009-2010 is 34% (1). Continue reading “COLORECTAL CANCER AND GENETIC PREDISPOSITION”


No mercy for colorectal cancer. This is the third most common cancer and is often fatal. The only weapon we have right now is early detection. This is based on the Hem occult II, which is being extended as part of an organized screening.
1.Colorectal cancer screening: Hem occult II
2.When the test is positive: colonoscopy to look for colorectal cancer
3.Soon a new immunoassay to screen for colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer screening: Hem occult II

This test is ordered by a physician (within the screening program or not). It occurs quietly at home. Its cost and playback are supported 100% by health insurance as part of organized screening. It is to investigate the presence of bleeding in the stool, which may reflect a colorectal cancer.


The Hemoccult II consists of a guaiac test paper onto which is applied a small piece of freshly emitted saddle. It is then a medical analysis laboratory that will take the reading test by adding a solution alcoholic hydrogen peroxide. If the reaction does not give a blue color, is that the test is negative. And this is what happens in 97 to 98% of cases. A negative Hem occult test means that no bleeding was detected. However, since a cancerous lesion does not cause bleeding all the time, it is imperative to repeat this test regularly, every two years. Continue reading “COLORECTAL CANCER: THE HEMOCCULT II TEST IN PRACTICE”

How to change baby?

During the first year of his life, you change your child of the thousands of time… Then better control a few bases. To keep baby dry, discover the art of the Exchange in eight steps. To make your Cherub always feel well.

Some people prefer to change their child before feeding, else after. If change you it before, it may complete its layer during the meal, if change you it after, you might wake him up while he was sleeping, repu…. Then to you to choose! Whatever it is you need to change it at every meal and never let with dirty buttocks.

change baby

Not remove not entirely baby in each Exchange. Just to discover the lower part of the body and edging up the BRA. The sleepers and Pajamas closed in the back with a closure to bridge are very practical for the Exchange.

1 - Lie baby on a clean towel.

2 - Open the layer. With the front part of the layer, wipe the buttocks and fold the layer itself by placing it under the buttocks;

3 - Clean the buttocks with a clean toilet glove or a cotton cloth soaked in water and SOAP. You can also use a toilet milk or tissue, very practical when there are restless and need to change baby anywhere. The toilet of the buttocks must be from top to bottom, of the cleaner to the dirtiest;

4 - Remove the soiled diaper and place own Exchange;

5 - Gently dry the buttocks with a towel by very attention to the folds of the skin. You can complete the Exchange by the application of a cream that will protect the headquarters of contact irritant of urine and stool by a and prevent redness. The application of talc is unnecessary, it may macerate in the folds of baby and cause irritation;

Baby in his furniture

Come home, baby gradually occupies its space. So that he will feel comfortable and so that it can follow you everywhere, choosing his highchair or Park? What walkers choose? Read before buying the furniture of the last.

The transit

The transit (0-6mois) allows baby to follow his parents in different parts of the apartment. Choose a removable and washable model. An adjustable folder to vary the positions depending on the age of the child. When the latter is able to remain seated, the transit can no longer be used. Some models have a carrier. A crotch strap and belt are required to prevent falls.
(Standards: Pr NF in 12790)


The High Chair

The High Chair (7 months-3 years) must be chosen with care because falls are very common. Plastic models are easier maintenance than traditional models in wood. Buy a stable template and install it in a corner of the room. The folder must measure at least 35 cm high. A crotch strap is essential and some models have a safety harness. There are models to flexible height and reclining seat. Do not change the position when baby is already installed. Check the system of folding (risk of pinching fingers) before the purchase and blocking systems before each use.
(Standards FD ENV 1178-1) Continue reading “Baby in his furniture”

Dress up baby

Your child must be the most beautiful baby in the world! But don’t let you not too influenced by fashion. Clothes must be practical and adapted to the season. That each Exchange is not a gym session.

Baby clothes are all cuter with each other and gifts of birth already fill his Cabinet. But during the first few weeks, do not try to make a “top model” worthy of magazines for children, choose the aspect practical for you and comfortable for him. Wide necks and further armholes, easy to put on you will avoid having to turn and return baby in every sense.

Dress up baby

Adapt to the season

It is obvious that climate and temperature will affect the mode of clothing of the child. In hot weather, baby will be dressed to a cotton shirt or a body and a bloomer (short Pant cotton), in cold weather, the infant will be: a body of cotton, a bra, a small wool vest, pants, or a comfortable combination. Continue reading “Dress up baby”

You said intolerance to gluten?

Gluten intolerance is also called celiac disease. Its origin is unknown, but it is certainly an immune reaction rather than a real intolerance. The point on the disease, its causes and treatment.

The cause of this disease more rare than the cow’s milk protein intolerance is unknown. It is particularly common in the countries of the Maghreb. In Europe, the incidence of new cases varies from 1/600 in Ireland (Galway) to 1/4000 in France. It is thought that it is a disturbance of immunological order of the intestinal mucosa with gluten. Infants are sensitive to “gliding” which is a protein contained in wheat, barley, oats and rye. It would appear that moderate amounts of oats are not harmful. Alone, rice, corn and soybeans are well tolerated. With cystic fibrosis, celiac disease is the most common cause of malabsorption in children.

intolerance to gluten

A genetic predisposition is certain and some histocompatibility genes are found with an increased frequency (HLA DR3 and DR5 DR7 and HLA DQW2). Certain factors seem to favor the emergence of the disease in genetically predisposed infants: early introduction of grains, important gluten, the absence of breastfeeding… The late introduction of gluten (after 6 months) does not appear to reduce the frequency of the disease but delays the consequences. Continue reading “You said intolerance to gluten?”

The jaundice of the newborn

A few words to understand:

Red blood cells are produced continuously in the bone marrow. They then pass in the blood and, after a life of 120 days, will die in the spleen. The normal destruction provides in the release of free bilirubin. This free bilirubin is toxic from a certain rate to the brain. Free bilirubin blood enters the liver where biochemical processes will transform it into a conjugated bilirubin, which is not toxic and which is one of the components of bile. This pigment is at the origin of the staining of feces and urine. Jaundice (jaundice) reflects the excess of bilirubin in blood, combined or free, as it has been transformed in the liver. The richness of blood bilirubin tint the skin and mucous membranes in yellow by transparency.

Where come from this excess of bilirubin?

In infants, the number of red blood cells is higher than in adults and there is a hyper-destruction of these cells. This number of destroyed red blood cells may exceed an immature liver enzyme opportunities. This results in an excess of bilirubin which translates “physiological” said simple jaundice. This is by far the most common case.


For the baby, in addition to the normal destruction, there are diseases that cause premature destruction of red blood cells. This is the case of fetomaternal blood incompatibilities (ABO and rhesus systems). Red blood cells are destroyed in large numbers; the liver is overwhelmed and cannot metabolize all this free bilirubin is happening and which increases the blood level. Family hemolytic disease may be at birth by intense jaundice. Continue reading “The jaundice of the newborn”

Should discard the nipples?

The nipples were already bad press. A study published by Finnish researchers should convince the diehard to limit use. According to them, do not use nipple for six months decreases over a third the risk of developing ear infections, one of the most common childhood infections.


The study ** led by Dr. Marjo Niemela of the University of Oulu in Finland was conducted on 484 children aged 7 to 18 months, recruited in 14 clinics. The researchers compared two groups, asking the parents of the first group to restrict the use of the nipple to calm the child.

discard the nipples

Nurses, trained to this study, the parents about the potential dangers of using these objects have raised: there is usually a greater risk of misalignment of teeth and a possible link with the development of ear infections. Continue reading “Should discard the nipples?”