Pineapple Fruit

Pineapple is a delicious tropical fruit in Malaysia.  Pineapple has a broad world-wide market either in fruit or food.  Many people know Malaysia is famous in durian fruit, such as Musang King, D24 species, but pineapple also slowly picking up in the export market.  There is an article published in Star newspaper, it reveals Malaysia is exporting pineapple to China start from year 2018, and the trend is increasing.

General Introduction of Pineapple

Pineapple is an ellipse shape fruit with fruitlets, or eyes.  The rough surface is green in colour and will turn yellow-brown after the fruit ripe.  The fruit is rich in sugar content as well as tender texture.  Pineapple also a good source of nutrient such as Vitamin C, Manganese as well as dietary fiber.

Pineapple is a sweet fruit with minor sour taste.  A ripe pineapple will release a decent sweeten odor which cover a small space.  Pineapple is a fruit suitable plant in black soil, a soil with high humus.  Johor has the largest pineapple estate in Malaysia.  With the latest organic compost and soil management strategy, we are seeing more estate throughout in Malaysia is able to plant pineapple fruit.

Pineapple Species

There are many pineapple species in the market, here are a few famous species: Moris, Moris Gajah, Yankee, Gandol, Sarawak, N36 and MD2MD2 pineapple is the species with export capability.  As we aware, many pineapple planters have converted to MD2 species.

MD2 pineapple is having high demand in Middle East and Asia.  This species is having long shelf life and also able to withstand longer shipping time.  This will give planter better income.

Pineapple Products

The pineapple fruit is so delicious and entrepreneur has developed various pineapple productsDole is one of the famous pineapple product manufacturers.

We can see many pineapple products in the market, this include

  1. Canned fruit
  2. Juice
  3. Jam

Furthermore, individual also use pineapple as part of the ingredient in dish.  You can see pineapple widely used in cake and food too!

Planting a pineapple fruit takes 13months from seedling to harvest.  Having a large scale planting requires comprehensive knowledge and support.  We welcome our reader could write to us if you want to find out more about pineapple fruit and planting.

Visit PVA Sponge Roller Factory

I was invited by DST Technology to visit one of their PVA Sponge Roller factories located in Taiwan.  This is a relatively old building with at least 40 years history.  However their facility, knowledge and control system is one of the best PVA sponge roller factory which I ever seen before.

PVA Sponge Products

There are many applications for PVA sponge roller.  We have seen the PVA sponge roller being used in industry cleaning, household cleaning, medical application and personal use.  In this factory, the PVA Sponge Roller products mainly used in wafer cleaning, HDD substrate cleaning and TFT, LCD cleaning.  2 products really impressed me most; the first one is nodular sponge roller and follows with the 3.2m long PVA sponge roller used in TFT panel cleaning.

PVA Sponge Roller Process

Many people have been interested to know the PVA sponge roller process especially the know-how on manufacture the consistent quality sponge roller.  I did discuss with their researcher about some formulation control unfortunately I have to keep the conversation within our private group.  However, the key criteria for making a quality PVA sponge roller are the foaming process.  In order to achieve high quality PVA sponge roller products, the manufacturer has to ensure the PVA sponge is having appropriate foaming.

There are many factors affecting the foaming result, an experience manufacturer will judge the foaming result by their sense, such as hand feel, visual.  In modern technology, we could measure some process parameters such as temperature, viscosity, hardness, in order to determine the foaming quality.  Among all those parameters, hardness is the most important parameters.

The PVA foam will be pour into a dedicate mold for getting the PVA sponge mold.  The entire mold shall keep under a temperature control room for 12 hours in order to ensure PVA reaction process is completed.

After 12 hours reaction time, the sponge shall be released from the mold.  The sponge release process is carrying out at a control room with minimum exposure to the environment.  The sponge shall be fully inspected and cut into the dimension length as needed.

The product shall send to Class 100 clean room for sponge cleaning.  After cleaning, the sponge will directly pack the inner layer in the Class100 clean room.  The second layer packing bag shall pack in outside packing area.  To ensure better packing condition, there are using Nylon bag as the outlet layer bag, they also insert Nitrogen and desiccant pack within the layer.

PVA Reaction and Foaming

As I mention earlier, the foaming is the most critical part in PVA sponge roller process.  What is about the foaming process?  The foaming process is the reaction process within PVA material and aldehyde.  This is not top secret recipe within the industry, the challenge in this reaction process is about the cleaning process on removing the Formaldehyde within the products.

DI Water Cleaning and Waste Water Disposal

Through our discussion, I learned that they are using 18Mohm DI water in cleaning to ensure product quality.  More important, the waste water will be treated in a water treatment centre and store before disposal.  The treated waste water will be passed to qualify water treatment plant for disposal.  This is the most impressive part and commitment shown.

I have visited other PVA sponge manufacturers, most of the manufacturer directly discharge the waste water into drain without proper water treatment process.  This is really worrying me as the waste water content high level of Formaldehyde which will bring direct impact to the environment. You can learn the treating waste water containing Formaldehyde here.

For PVA sponge roller with insufficient cleaning will expose to high level content formaldehyde residue in the products.  The high level formaldehyde will direct impact to product quality which always been neglect by many users.  I am very proud as DST Technology has brought up this topic sometime ago about the impact of Formaldehyde on PVA Sponge Roller.

This is a very simple and brief visit.  It covers brief presentation about company profile, technical discussion and line tour.  The entire process completed within 2 hours.  I am very impress with their PVA sponge roller knowledge, commitment to achieving quality product as well as environment commitment.

Visit Wee Pallet, A Pallet Manufacturer

Donnguan Railway Station
Dongguan Railway Station

Today we have the opportunity visit a plastic pallet & drum manaufacturer, Wee Pallet.  This is the first time I am visiting a plastic pallet factory.  I am putting up some info for sharing with our reader about my observation, however, I am unable to put up some info in this article as I have to respect some confidentiality within the visit.

Basic Arrangement For the Visit

Visit Date: 9-Oct-2018
Factory: Wee Pallet
Location: Dongguan China
Journey:
a) Shenzhen – Dongguan (ShiLong Station) by train
b) Dongguan – Factory by car, about 25min journey

Wee Pallet Factory Setup

Wee Pallet located in ShiJie District of Dongguan Town.  Dongguan is the famous manufacturing centre in Guangdong Province, many factories is located in Dongguan.  We take the train from Shenzhen Luohu Railway station, reach Dongguan (ShiLong) Station in 40min. 

Wee Pallet Process

Wee Pallet is a well establish factory with several expansion throughout the last 10 years.  Currently they have several processes within the plant:

1.  Plastic Material Crusher.  Any rejected blue colour HDPE plastic pallet will send to crusher and mix with black colour dye.  In other words, new material is colour in blue and all the recycle part in black.

2.  Injection Mold.  They have the injection mold capability up to 4700MT.  This force is sufficient to manufacture the plastic pallet effectively.

3.  Blow Mold.  Blow mold is used for 200L drum manufacturer as well as special blow pallet. 

4.  Printing.  Wee pallet is capable in silk printing capability.  They could print any word on the pallet or drum.  For more demanding customer, they could also perform gold colour ambroid printing.

Plastic Pallet Reinforcement

During the visit, we notice Wee Pallet having a dedicated process for inserting metal bar in the pallet.  The metal bar becomes an very effective re-inforcement structure to strengthen the pallet.  This re-inforcement structure becomes an essential element especially the pallet is used to stack up heavy material, such as full drum.

A heavy pallet which used to stack up on the rack may even have to insert with more metal bars for improving bending moment.

200L Drum

This is the common drum suitable for storing liquid solution.  The drum is manufacture with the blow mold process.  The drum is blown up with hot air during the process.

Because of the blow mold process, there is a small hole for air discharge.  The hole will be reserved even in product stage.

Plastic Pallet Acceptance Criteria

We also been introduced about the pallet acceptance criteria.  The pallet will be examined and check by visual check.  Here are the acceptance criteria for pallet:

1)  Damage

3)  Crack

4)  Contamination

All the reject pallet will be putting aside for further disposition.

We are very impressed about the pallet manufacturing process.  During our visit, we also notice Japan visitor.  The Wee Pallet tour guide is very knowledgable guiding us throughout the visit.

 

2018 Malaysia Cub Prix – Teluk Intan

The year 2018 Cub Prix Teluk Intan Ride is coming!  The whole town is talking about this event which held on 1-2/Sep.

Teluk Intan is just a small town, however, every year we welcome Malaysia Cub Prix.  This year the track is set at the stadium in front of the town council, Speedy Padang.  The track has been isolated and guarded so that motor knight could have peace of mind while showing us their talent.

Cub Prix Setup

Speedy Padang.  A grand podium with the beautiful sound system has been set up in the football court.  There are still many motor relevant counters in the stadium, such as Petronas, Yamaha, Maxxis, even Onexox too!  You can have a nice walk, a photography corner that makes you willing to spend time.

Motor Racing Track.  The track is set around the Speedy Padang.  A 8ft tall metal rack has set around the racing track of Speedy Padang, this is to ensure the safety of the motorist.  At the corner area, bumper and cushion also in place to minimize uncontrollable turning.

Viewing Stage.  A dedicate stage has been in place, it faces the roadside so that almost no blockage for viewing.  However, you have to pay RM30 in order to enter into this marvellous viewing stage.

Where to Pack My Car

As usual, we anticipate there will be many visitors in Teluk Intan for 2018 Cub Prix even.  Besides the local resident, many motorist teams, cub Prix lover or follower will also crowd in this small town.

Even though we foresee there will be a lot of visitors, you still have to get your vehicle park appropriately without causing additional burden on other road users.  There are several parking spaces you could consider:

  1. Bandar Baru Commercial District.
  2. Jalan Sekolah
  3. Jalan Ah Cheong
  4. Jalan Market

No matter how closely you park your car, I bet you have to walk for 5-10min in order reaching the track.  Be prepared walking under the hot sun!

Enjoy 2018 Cub Prix @ Teluk Intan

Many readers may not be a motorist fan but no harm to enjoy the moment.  Meanwhile, I also anticipate with the event, many people will know more about this small town and bring prosperous moment too!

Sit back and see how the motorist performance for these 2 days events.

Some photos about Cub Prix Event

Cub Prix Event fan
Cub Prix Event fan

Motorist in Cub Prix Event
Motorist in Cub Prix Event

 

Souvenir for 2018 Cub Prix
Souvenir for 2018 Cub Prix

3 days Guangzhou Trip

This is my 3 days Guangzhou trip arrangement.

Day 1. Travel from Shenzhen to Guangzhou by latest China High Speed Train

Transport:
Depart Station: Futian Station
Arriving Station: Guangzhou South Station
Time Lapse: <50min

Stay:
Guangzhou Panyu Distric Changlong RuYue Hotel (如悦酒店 – 大石地铁站)

Visit Location:
1) Chime Long Circus

Transportation
1) Guangzhou MRT Depart at Chime Long (长隆地铁站
2) Follow Exit E
3) Take the shuttle service to Chine Long Circus.

Day 2. Wondering in Guangzhou City

Stay:
Same as Day 1, Guangzhou Panyu Distric Changlong RuYue Hotel (如悦酒店 – 大石地铁站
Place to visit:
1) Sun Yat Sun memorial hall
2) Yue Xiu Park (越秀公园), the 5 Goat Statue
3) Beijing Road for shopping

Day 3. Sun Flower Park

This is a beautiful Sun Flower Park and good for 3 hours

Place to Visit:
Sun Flower Park

Transport:
Guangzhou South to Shenzhen Futian Station by High Speed Train.

 

Must Have Before Shenzhen Trip

I bet you are reading up our review about visting China Shenzhen, here are the things you should not miss out.

  1. Carry your Smartphone.
  2. Prepare RenMinBi in advance.
  3. Download Shenzhen Map here.
  4. Download Shenzhen MRT layout with station name.
  5. Book mark the website
    • Shenzhen Bus Line.  http://shenzhen.gongjiao.com/
    • Shenzhen MRT line.
  6. Shenzhen Bus/MRT Public Transport Card
  7. Install DiDi Pickup Car App.
  8. Payment Gateway.  Add some money in either payment gateway.
    • Wechat wallet      AND/OR
    • Alipay

So far so good.  Have a nice trip.

Visit China Shenzhen in Year 2017

Visit China Shenzhen is never been an obsolete topic.  China Shenzhen is a metropolitan city located in southern part of China.  I had been written several blogs about Shenzhen city since our blog started several years ago.  Today, I would like to put up some latest update about this city.

China VISA

For most country, you require to apply China VISA before you entering China.  This apply to Malaysia citizen too.  Please kindly read our related blog about applying China VISA in Malaysia.

Shenzhen International Airport

Well known budget airline, Air Asia has setup a 3 direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Shenzhen.  I always prefer the flight depart at 4:40pm in KL and arrive Shenzhen around 9pm.  After immigration check and collect luggage, you will lead to the beautiful Shenzhen airport arrival hall.

Transport from Shenzhen Airport to City Centre

You have several choices moving to Shenzhen city and surrounding transport hubs:

  • Taxi
  • Pick up car service (Di Di Car)
  • MRT
  • Express Bus

Personally I prefer taking Shenzhen MRT.  There is one MRT entrance after you come out from the customs check point.  Take the moving down left and you will lead to the MRT entrance.

About 45min, the MRT will lead you to the FuTian Transport Hub.

Futian Transport Hub is the largest underground transportation hub in Asia.  You could get MRT connection, High Speed Train Connection throughout China.

If you are arriving Shenzhen airport after 11pm, you are most likely miss out the last MRT.  I would recommend you take the ordinary Red” Colour Taxi to the Shenzhen city.  Transport fare around RMB150 include RMB10 highway toll.

Moving within Shenzhen city

Shenzhen city is well cover with public transport.  You could go to almost any places by:

  • MRT
  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Pick up Car Service

Get a Shenzhen Tong card(深圳通) and top up RMB50, it is good for you to travel in MRT and bus in the city without bordering about preparing coin.

Site Seeing in Shenzhen

Blogger has their own must visit list for this topic, I have my too!  Here are my sites seeing list in Shenzhen city.

  • Tong Men. This place mainly for clothing.  Many ladies can find their preferable fashion here.
  • Hua Qiang Bei. This is the place for people who want to get electronic gadget.  Even though e-commerce is getting popular, but it is another type of experience to see, feel all those parts yourselves.
  • Futian Book City or Children Palace. Book city definitely is good for books and leisure.  You can get Startbuck here too!  Preferable go on evening.  Spending an hour or two in the book city, having dinner and wondering around in the square.
  • Shekou. Shekou is good for leisure.  Just wondering around in Shekou during the evening and having dinner is a good choice.
  • BijiaShan or LianHuaShan. Both park located in Futian district, and quite an easy hiking trip.  Plan a decent hiking session in Shenzhen definitely a good choices too!  Spending an hour walking in the park enjoying the Shenzhen city view.

Weather in Shenzhen

May to Oct consider hot weather in Shenzhen.  You may experience Taifeng(hurricane) at this period too!

Walking under hot sun is not a good idea especially at the afternoon.  The hot sun will definitely stop you going out.

Plan your trip wisely so that you could spend the whole afternoon in the aircond shopping mall.

Food to Eat in Shenzhen

Shenzhen covered with 20million population from all over China.  You could find many cuisines here.  You could or you should try the below:

  • Tim Sum. The Tim Sum in Pavillion Hotel is one of my favourite Tim Sum restaurant.  Don’t be surprised if you have to queue up for 1 hour during pick hour.
  • SiChuan spicy food.
  • Hunan food.
  • North-East dumpling.

Unique of Shenzhen

There are several new concepts in Shenzhen, put some effort to experience those innovative business platform.

  • Sharing bicycle platform.
  • Pick up Car Service (Di Di Car). Something like Uber.
  • The convenient of Wechat and Alipay payment gateway. You could go shopping with smart phone.
  • Spider web MRT system and bus line.
  • The speed of High Speed Train

Even you spend a week in Shenzhen, there are still many places you will definitely miss out.  Don’t try to over stress yourselves while travelling especially during the hot summer day.  Make it a free and easy kind of trip and I bet you will make the second trip to visit Shenzhen very soon.

 

 

 

 

Sharing Bicycle Platform In Shenzhen

In China Shenzhen, sharing bicycle is getting popular.  Population in Shenzhen city currently is having another choice to fulfill transportation needs.  The city is well equipped with convenient public transport such as MRT, buses, taxi.  However there are some short distance blind spot within housing estate which people had to rely on walking.

With the help of latest technology and innovative move, I had seen 4 companies in China has setup a sharing bicycle platform business model start from year 2016.  With minimum rental charges, you could just occupied the share bicycle and start moving within the city freely.

Company with Sharing Bicycle

The concept of sharing bicycle is not new concept however the concept gets exploded with the help of latest mobile technology.  Currently I notice 4 companies participate in Sharing Bicycle Business Platform, namely Mobike, Bluegogo, Ofo and XiaoMing (小鸣).

Please have a quick glance some summary.

How to Enjoy Share Bicycle in Shenzhen?

4 bicycle sharing platforms are independent to each other.  This means you have to register in individual platform before you could enjoy the sharing bicycle.  After you register in respective Bicycle Sharing Platform and pay the deposit, you are required to top up a small amount for the rental for every cycling.

Once you everything set, now you are on your way to enjoy the sharing platform.

  • Looks for Bicycle
  • Scan the bar code to unlock the bicycle
  • Bicycle on the go
  • Park the bicycle and lock it

Once the bicycle is locked means you had stop using the sharing bicycle.  The system will automatic calculate the amount for the service.

What is Unique for Sharing Bicycle Platform?

I did hear about the Sharing Bicycle such as within a university campus or society.  Those sharing platform are having some limitation or constraint before the public sharing bicycle becomes available.  A few technologies are applied in the platform:

  • Popularity of Mobile APP
  • GPS positioning
  • Internet Coverage
  • Solar cell system
  • Bicycle design especially more reliable material and build quality

More important, Shenzhen has high population living in the city and they need the share bicycle platform to ease their short distance transportation needs.

Unfortunately public asset be abused by some people, this also found in sharing bicycle platform.  I list down some common abuse founded in Shenzhen:

  • Bar code being scraped
  • Bicycle is discarded without caring
  • Spare part being removed

Sharing Bicycle Platform definitely is a new business model, it definitely will have to improve with people more awareness, ethic and caring behavior.  On the other hand, the sharing kind of business model may eventually lead the market to setup a personal credit-ability scorecard.

I am here to see what is the market may adopt after the sharing bicycle business model is established.

Visit Guangzhou JYX Company

Guangzhou JYX Industry
JYX Logo

From time to time, I had invited to visit some factories in difference country.  Today, we are going to talk about Guangzhou JYX factory.  Hope with this simple briefing, our reader could gain some understanding about the company of Guangzhou JYX.  Guangzhou JYX currently is supplying the base, chassis, bracket mounting for ASHRAE industry.  They also provide AHU design too.

 

Basic Introduction of Guangzhou JYX Factory

Guangzhou JYX factory is located in Panyu District, Guangzhou China.  It is about 1 hour car journey away from Guangzhou airport.  Below are the details for the company:

  • Company Name: Guangzhou JYXGeneral Manager: Mr. Chen Yue

    Tel#: 86-133 8000 6659

    Email: jiyixun@126.com

    Business Nature: Machinery manufacturing, welding, Air Handling Unit Design and Manufacturing.

    Company Form: Year 2011

Guangzhou JYX was started-up since year 2012 with only welding ability.  I did visited the company while they just a few months old.  During my first visited, they were introducing their tools, setup, processes as well as some quality issue to me with a frankly manner.  I did share with them about my experience especially from a professional manager stand point.

Guangzhou JYX Ability

Guangzhou JYX equipped with basic machinery such as sawing, lathe, milling, bending, stamping and welding machine.  Currently they are the appointed manufacturer for tooling, bracket, chassis and structure base.

Most of their customers are related to Air Cond industry and currently they are working with other customer from various industries.

 

JYX Future Development

Since year 2015, Guangzhou JYX has setup a design department.  I am very impressive about the software tools they use such as Autocad and Pro-E.  With the design ability, Guangzhou JYX has re-drawing all the engineering drawing for all the parts and product they currently produce.  They also standardize the components and process so that all the WIP is properly manufacture and achieve standard.

Guangzhou JYX also engages with AHU design centre providing design services for them.  They had designed several series of AHU (Air Handling Unit), they are very proud as their design has been adopted by the market even not branded as JYX.

Apart from the ASHRAE industry, JYX also working with lorry transport industry to provide standardize components for their maintenance job.

I can easily recognize Guangzhou JYX has shown significant improvement since they start up in Year 2011.  They have improved their manufacturing ability, process setup as well as the talent to broaden up the commitment in ASHRAE industry.

After my visit, they had invited me to re-visit them next year to further visualize their latest status.

About Fever or Flu

My family was encountering severe flu on end Nov, it takes us several weeks for recovering. The flu starts from my daughter complaining sore throat which even cause her unable to swallow. The flu virus spread to all family members within a week.

A doctor was visiting us during my son fall into high fever, he furbished us with many relevant knowledge during his consultation and diagnosis to my son. After our recovering, I have putting up some time to summarize some knowledge which I learn about fever. This is how this article being created.

Are you in Fever?

Normal body temperature is for baby: normal baby arm pit temperature fall in the range between 36.0 ℃ -37.4 ℃. However there are slight differences for spring, autumn and winter. The average temperature of three different seasons is 36.6 ℃ in the morning, 36.9 ℃ in the afternoon. During the summer season, the body temperature will raise to 36.9 ℃ in the morning and 37 ℃ in the afternoon. In some occasion, especially during summer season, 50% of a baby arm pit temperature may raise up to 37 ℃. Although the body temperature is higher than other season, through observation, the baby did not have any abnormal conditions. So a slightly high temperature of the baby is not necessarily symptoms of fever, the baby’s parents has to make judgment base on the actual case.

We also notice that the baby arm pit temperature may fluctuate due to other factors. For instance in the evening, the baby’s body temperature tends to be higher than in the morning. While baby eating, crying or after exercise, the body temperature will temporarily rise. If the baby wears too thick clothing, the temperature will rise too. If your baby has this modest fluctuations in body temperature, as long as he is in good condition, mobility and no other signs and symptoms, generally should not be considered sick.

What Body Temperature Consider as Fever?

The baby consider as normal while the baby arm pit temperature fall between 36.0 ℃ -37.4 ℃. When the body temperature raise above 37.5 ℃, at the range 37.5 -38.4 , this consider as low fever stage. When baby arm pit temperature rise above 38.5 , this considers high fever. At this moment, medication has to apply to the baby or send the baby to hospital for treatment. In occasion, the baby tends to have recurrent fever during the evening or night time.

Parents have to pay attention while the baby experience high fever. If high fever not handled properly, it will cause adverse effect to the baby, such as epilepsia which could lead to child death. In addition, high fever will cause electrolyte imbalance, dehydration which leads to acidosis. There are several hazardous for children high fever:

  • High fever cramps: Generally children below 6 months or more than 6 years-old shall not encounter high fever cramp. Only 2-5% of the children from 1 – 6 years-old may encounter high fever cramp. Cramp normally occurs when a sudden surge in high fever, the high fever cramp mostly will happen once. If the parent able to handle properly, the high fever cramp shall not affect children’s health. However, repeated or persistent high fever cramps can cause cerebral hypoxia and brain damage.
  • Brain damage due to high fever: In general, fever shall not affect body organ as the fever is the natural reaction from the body to resist inflammation further damage the body. While the temperature raise above 41 ℃, the protein in the body will further breakdown into other substance, this causing cerebral edema, the child may death because of encephalopathy In this scenario, we have to take immediate action while a child’s fever raise beyond 40℃.
  • Dehydration: During summer season, moisture will evaporate more via child breathing and skin evaporation than any other While during fever stage, every increase of 1 ℃ temperature, the body will evaporate 0.5ml of water per kilogram of body weight per hour. The body will lose much more water especially we are taking the fever medicine and may cause dehydration. Dehydration will affect body metabolism and blood circulation (dehydration itself can cause fever for infant), and also cause acidosis. Therefore, children must be encouraged to intake more water while under fever stage, in some cases, doctor may instruct for transfusion.
  • Hypernatremia or hyponatremia: During early fever stage due to dehydration, blood’s sodium concentration raise, will cause dry mouth Patient may feels very thirsty, irritability, unconscious or even cramps. Heat will rise even higher. After several days of fever, the patient may encounter poor diet, hyponatremia, tiring or even unconscious. These symptoms common happen on malnourished infants.

Other Symptoms during Fever Stage

Cold hands and feet during fever stage: During baby fever stage, the baby body temperature regulation is poorer; this will cause the hands and feet cold symptoms. This is a normal scenario and parents need not worry too much.

Causes of cold hands and feet while baby fever: During fever stage, cold hands and feet are the symptoms for fever. This symptom normally happens on child below 3 years-old. This is because the baby (especially infants) has less blood circulation at the finger and feet.

In addition, the development of the baby’s nerve system is not yet perfects, blood vessel may contract and lead to less blood circulation on finger and feet.

Some parents do not understand this situation, when they found cold hand or leg, they misinterpret the baby is getting a cold. The parent even tightly wraps the baby with thick blanket. The baby’s body temperature unable to disseminate and the temperature will rise higher, this will lead to high fever or fever cramp.

Baby having fever and cold hands symptoms: Parent could give the baby drink warm water, maintain good indoor ventilation. Cold hands and feet are usually symptoms of fever. If the baby body temperature does not exceed 38.5 ℃, apply physical cooling maybe sufficient. When the body temperature beyond 38.5 ℃, medicine should apply to avoid develop into bronchitis and pneumonia. Visit doctor and perform blood test, to check whether there is any inflammation.

Rash after baby fever:

Children acute rash, also known as roseola or rash, is caused by a viral infection. It can occur throughout the year, especially common see in spring and autumn season. Children acute rash incubation period is about 10-15 days. Although it is a contagious disease but consider is may not be widely spread as measles or chickenpox infection.

Children acute rash mainly happen in infant between 6-18 months-old. The rashes will just appears within several hours, meanwhile comes together with a body temperature rises at 39 to 40 . Patients with high fever may associate with early severe seizures, with some slight running nose, cough, eyelid edema. The patient may comes along with poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, mild diarrhea or constipation, together with throat inflammation.

 

Fever after three to five days especially while the body temperature reduce to normal, baby body may appears various reddish rashes, the rash will start from chest and abdomen, and soon spread to whole body. The rash in medicine called “fever rash”. The fever rash is having 5-15 days incubation period, there are 2 stages of following symptoms:

  • Body temperaturereaches39-40 ℃,but the babyin good condition.2) come along with febrile seizures, cough,swollenlymph nodes, earache and other symptoms.
  • 4 daysafter fever, the symptoms are:1) the temperaturequickly returned to normal. 2) small , clear pink colour rash located at head and body area, it may last for four days.

Causes of baby fever:

  1. Cold : Cold or flu is the most common diseases for baby. Cold symptoms varies, normally comes together with fever, loss of appetite, stomach upset, diarrhea, ENT problems.
  2. ENT inflammation: ENT problems often relate to inflammation by viral infection, it comes along with swelling effect. May have fever, cough, running nose, throat irritation (babies are often reluctant to eat) and other symptoms.
  3. Roseola: Typical symptoms with high fever (39 ℃ above), lasts about 3-4 days, then rash (when fever recede) will slowly disappear, leaving no scars, no other complications, parents need not worry.
  4. Vaccination: We have seen many incidents that the baby may encounter low fever after the vaccination especially after vaccination for “diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus”. We recommend baby not suitable for vaccination while having flu symptoms, this is to avoid misinterpretation during the diagnosis stage. The baby shall with close custody and observation for 72 hours after the vaccination. If any flu symptoms appear after 72 hours, the flu may not cause by the vaccination.

What shall we do while baby fever above 38.5 degree:

The baby shall go to hospital for further diagnosis and medication while the baby temperature is beyond 38.5 ℃ especially the baby has a history of seizures.

Within 1 years- old baby, preferably with drops, as drop has minor irritating to baby. For 2 years-old and above, recommend select oral antipyretics solution. Elder child could consider chewable tablets with fruit flavored.

What shall we do while baby fever below 38.5 ℃:

Baby fever below 38.5 , recommend apply with physical cooling. Parents should pay close observation, analyze the reasons of fever while performing physical cooling. Do not rush for medication as it may mislead the cause during diagnosis.

Fever is a nature human body reaction to defense further invaded of virus or bacterial infection. During inflammation, it will accelerate blood circulation, strengthen metabolism; this include enhance of liver detoxification to inhibit the growth and reproduction microorganisms in the body; white blood cells and limb cells will destroy pathogenic microorganisms to promote inflammation subsided.

Baby fever is most common and difficult moment for parents, and always wanted to find a way to reduce baby’s body temperature. In reality, parents are advice to calm down, identify the cause of baby fever, takes appropriate action reducing baby fever symptoms.