The Dangers of Untreated Yeast Infections, Should You Be Worried?

It’s tough to know which advice is correct and which advice you should ignore, particularly when it comes to your health questions. Since most women will have a yeast infection at one point or another in their life, it’s important to know what the symptoms are as well as what the dangers of untreated yeast infections really are.

The signs of an infection can sometimes mimic other health issues such as STD’s or bacterial vaginosis so if you’ve never had an infection before it’s important to see your doctor for your first one just so you know for sure what it is.

Once you’ve had an infection you should be able to recognize the symptoms without a trip to your doctor, though if you’ve engaged in unprotected sex, you may want to visit your doctor just to confirm that what you have is an infection and not an STD.

There are a lot of rumors floating around about yeast infections causing sterility if left untreated. Sterility isn’t impossible, but it is unlikely. Your infection would need to get very severe in order for that to happen. In most cases as soon as whatever it was that caused your system to get out of balance is resolved, your body should return to normal.

The biggest reason you don’t want to have an untreated yeast infection is because the sooner you treat it the sooner you can have some relief. And who wouldn’t want to get over the misery of an infection as quickly as possible?

The Dangers of Instant Messaging

Instant Messaging (IM) is similar to a chat room, except that it is usually a one-on-one experience instead of a group activity. This technology notifies a user when a friend is online, allowing them to “converse” by exchanging text messages. In some ways this can be safe if the person the child is messaging to is a friend or relative. But IM can spell disaster if the “wrong person” is on the other end. Like a chat room, people can pretend to be anyone.

Unlike in some chat rooms, there is never anyone else there to monitor activity. If your child is instant messaging another person, it’s as if the two of them are together in a private room.

The danger begins when a perpetrator creeps around in a public chat room looking for a child they think is vulnerable. The FBI says that parents and children should remember that a cyber-sex offender could be of any age or sex. Additionally, the person doesn’t have to fit the misrepresentation of a dirty, unkempt, older man wearing a raincoat to be someone who could harm a child. While most sexual predators are male, there have been cases of adult women using the Internet and IM to solicit underage boys and girls.

According to the FBI, when the perpetrator finds someone who seems vulnerable, they invite the child into a private area of the chat room to get better acquainted. This type of private chatting is commonly done via an instant messaging service such as MSN Messenger or America Online (AOL). While not always likely to happen these meetings can be followed by e-mail, phone conversations and, worse case scenario, a face-to-face meeting.

Keep these simple tips in mind for keeping your children safe while on the Internet.

• Place the computer in an area of the home where you can easily monitor your child’s Internet activity.
• Regularly ask your kids about their online friends and activities. Be present in the room so you can monitor the screen and the instant messages your child sends and receives.
• Consider using a monitoring software program such as IamBigBrother that hides on your computer and instantly records all instant messages.

While the Internet can offer very positive experiences for your child, this new medium also can present unsafe situations. Just as you would not allow your child to wander alone into an unfamiliar territory, you also would not want him or her to interact with strangers on the Internet without parental guidance and supervision.

Stop The Dangerous Games Under Your Roof With Video Security and Surveillance

So much for liberalism. Kids are taking the fun to a dangerous edge with their drinking. If your kids are starting to drink, better step in even when you’re away with home video security and surveillance.

Cat and Mouse Game

Mom and dad goes out of town for the weekend, leaves the house to their high school kid, comes back to find a wreck – broken vases, trashed sofa, broken beer bottles! How many times have we heard this story? If you do not want this to happen to you, install video security and surveillance in your home. This way you stay in charge, even while you are away.

House parties can be fun for teenagers. After all, there are no adults. Teenagers are left to do what they want to do. There is bottomless beer to consume, young girls to flirt with, and other guys to show off to. Without video security or surveillance, all you can do is imagine what could happen under your roof while you’re a hundred miles away.

Without adult supervision, fun can turn into disaster in just a snap of your fingers. Drunken conversations can easily turn into fist fights and harmless flirting can turn into unprotected sex. What about drunk driving and possible car crashes? All these things can happen in one night – without your knowledge.

Fun and Disaster

What starts out as fun drinking can end in disaster. If you can remember, there was the death of a 16-year-old girl who drank herself to death just to win an $80 bet in 1997. This could happen to your kid if you don’t warn them of the dangers of alcohol.

Perhaps you need to know that a third of high school teenagers are binging whenever they can. That number may include your kid. Educate your young now on the dangers of drinking – and remember there is no safe drinking.

Drinking and smoking are the paths to addiction. Before you know it, your kid may be arrested for smoking pot. This is not only embarrassing, but is also painful to parents who have thought all along that their teen was safe from the clutches of addiction, as he was only drinking occasionally with friends.

Other risky games kids play are the thrill games online, which are also addictive. One child already lost his life by hanging himself for the painful thrill of it and on the last time did not survive. This was shocking news to his parents who said their son was not into drugs. True, but he was into another thrill. Had his parents installed video security and surveillance in his room, they would have known his dangerous activities.

Teen Monitoring

Parents are now faced with the difficulty of raising their teens. Working parents are hit hardest with this problem. What can they advice when they suspect nothing? The help of video security and surveillance can provide them a means to keep tabs of their children.

A neighborhood organization to keep an eye on young drinkers and collaborating with the local police to help curb this dangerous predilection are good ideas. But as a concerned parent, stop the dangerous games under your roof with video security and surveillance.