Appendicitis in a child
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the cecum (appendix) that can occur in both a child and an adult. Without timely treatment, this condition can cause dangerous complications, so parents should…

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Flu shots, are they needed?
Prevention of influenza is now quite a popular phenomenon. However, costly. It would seem that modern medicines help with a stretch, or even completely, until it comes to antibiotics, the…

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Unexplained fever or high fever in a child without symptoms
Today I want to talk with you on the topic "fever of unknown origin." This implies a high temperature, more than 38.3 degrees, which lasts more than 3 weeks. However,…

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Audiological screening. Newborn hearing test

Any mother understands that after the baby is born, an endless series of tests and examinations does not end. Only now observations are made not of the pregnant woman, but of the baby itself. Audiological screening is one such examination. This type of diagnosis is possible only after obtaining parental consent. No one will forcefully diagnose the baby. Therefore, the responsibility to diagnose or not is entirely the responsibility of the parents. Perhaps this article will help you in making a decision.

Audioscreening for newborns
Audio screening of newborns consists of two stages.

The first is screening.
A newborn who is 3-4 days of age is examined by hearing with a special device. This is done in a maternity hospital. If you were discharged earlier than this time, then the doctor should set a date when you need to be diagnosed. Continue reading

Molluscum contagiosum. What does it look like and how to treat it

Molluscum contagiosum – a bundle of light pink color with a depression in the center, similar to a human navel. It is localized on the skin, rarely affects the mucous parts of the body, but never affects the internal organs. Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection caused by one of the smallpox viruses. Most often observed in children from 1 to 10 years. This is a hot topic for many parents, as the virus is transmitted through bodily contact. Accordingly, the child can get the virus on the street, in kindergarten, school. Let’s see how the disease can be treated, and how it is not worth it, and whether treatment is necessary at all.

Signs of molluscum contagiosum
First, make sure that it is definitely a molluscum contagiosum. Its sizes are from 1 to 5 mm, sometimes it can reach 15 mm. Sometimes the diameter can be within 1 centimeter. They have a semicircular shape, and the color can be pale pink or flesh. Nodules protrude slightly above the surface of the skin. At first they are dense and flat, but eventually become softer and become spherical. In the center, you can notice not only a characteristic dimple, but also an accumulation of white fluid that comes out if pressed. The incubation period lasts from 2 weeks to several months. On the body, you can find one formation, and maybe 2, up to 10 pieces. Continue reading

Color blindness – types, interesting facts and a diagnostic test with pictures

Color blindness is a violation of the color perception of vision. Simply put, color blind is a person who does not distinguish between certain colors or shades. According to statistics, every tenth man on our planet is color blind. The only difference between them is the type of violation, due to the number of colors that they can recognize. In the article we will deal with the features, causes and correction of color blindness. You can pass a special test for the perception of colors, with which a deviation is detected.

The concept of “color blindness” came about thanks to John Dalton, an English physicist and chemist who himself learned about his color perception disorder as an adult at age 26. This happened due to his passion for botany. When studying a flower, he noticed that in daylight, the plant seemed sky blue to him, and in the evening with a candle, the flower turned dark red. Such a metamorphosis was not noticed by anyone around, except the scientist’s brother. Then Dalton began to realize that his vision was not in order and this phenomenon was hereditary. Continue reading

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