Complete blood count (KLA) or “clinical” – a popular technique for laboratory diagnostics in pediatrics. It helps a specialist to assess the health of the child and identify violations if they are present. Therefore, KLA is prescribed for children with various diseases in order to find the root cause of the problem and choose a rational treatment. For example, if the disease is caused by a viral infection, then appropriate treatment is required, and not antibacterial. This analysis is able to indicate the nature of the disease. The results of a general blood test can be affected by a number of factors, which we will discuss below.
Preparing a child for a general blood test
First of all, if the child already understands where they are taking him, then you can play a doctor. Let the baby take blood from the toys himself, and then go see how the specialist does it. A child will not be afraid to go to the clinic unless doctors scare him from childhood. It is better to play doctor more often and visit specialists as planned. Then people in bathrobes will not cause horror in the child. Continue reading
There is a set of symptoms by which measles can be recognized in a child. This is an acute infectious viral disease that does not tolerate self-medication. The causative agent of measles is the RNA virus of the genus morbilliviruses. When it is possible to determine it at the initial stage, the treatment is easier. Measles in a child can lead to serious complications, so it is important to know the symptoms of the disease. It should not be underestimated, because there is still mortality from this ailment among children, more often up to 5 years.
It is necessary to undergo examination by a specialist and observe the prescribed treatment regimen for measles. Also, there are a number of therapeutic procedures that will need to be carried out at home.
How is measles transmitted to children and is it possible to get sick again? Continue reading
Many pregnant women, instead of enjoying their excellent position, concentrate on diseases, sometimes extremely rare, like toxoplasmosis. In order to alleviate unnecessary anxiety and arm yourself with valuable recommendations for the prevention of toxoplasmosis, we will talk about this infection, its specifics during pregnancy, and also discuss tests and treatment.
Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy
Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic (non-viral and non-bacterial) disease that causes the multicellular parasite Toxoplasma gonii. An extremely unpleasant infection to carry during pregnancy. The parasite lives and multiplies in the cat family, and other mammals, including humans, can be an intermediate host. Continue reading