I jokingly compare allergies to a caring grandmother. She is afraid that the child will get sick and begins to “wrap” him in 100 clothes. But what it leads to is not hard to guess. She wants the best, but in the end, the child has diaper rash and he overheats. Similarly occurs with the body with allergies. When the immune system detects an irritant and considers it dangerous, it “turns on” the protective reaction. But this reaction is inflammatory. If the immune system suffers from hyperprotection, just like a grandmother, then the protective functions are activated even when meeting with pollen. Of course, the body does this well-intentioned, but this is not easier.
Conjunctivitis in children: symptoms
Most often, allergies affect the eyes, and in 95% of cases, the nose also suffers. As a rule, the symptoms of conjunctivitis in children include rhinitis. This is due to the connection of the lacrimal ducts. The main signs by which the condition can be diagnosed are clearly visible to parents.
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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
Greetings to the readers of Imom.me. My name is Shchelkunova Valeria, I am a neonatologist from St. Petersburg. Today I will talk about colic in a newborn, what to do to mom and how to make the baby feel better. I can reassure that sooner or later, but this problem will end.
I’m mom myself, and therefore I know this condition. You are morally exhausted, the left eye twitches, and the right is generally impossible to open. The kid is screaming, and you are at a loss about what happened to him. Maybe it’s colic, but what if something serious? The husband does not understand what is happening. You can ask mom, but she will get excited and rush to you right there. At the girlfriend, although why bother about a trifle? Look on the Internet, but there is so much information that it is difficult to find a reliable answer. In this article I will give recommendations that may help your baby.
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