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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Scarlet fever in a child: symptoms and treatment
Symptoms of scarlet fever in a child should be known to every parent. This is an infectious disease that causes group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GABA). I advise you to take…

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Sulfur cork in a child’s ear: causes and treatment
Sulfur plug in the ear is a fairly common phenomenon, especially in a child. This can cause certain troubles, and in the absence of proper treatment, it can even result…

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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, even a thorough examination does not give an answer to why it arose. Parents are worried, the child is suffering, so let’s figure it out now.

In the past, people believed that fever was something demonic and supernatural. They believed that it was necessary to get rid of it immediately. In the 18-19 centuries, many people died from yellow, purple, typhoid fever and dengue. The doctors of that time treated her as best they could, and often with wild methods. For example, they caused vomiting, sweating, or bleeding.

It’s good that medicine has gone far ahead. Modern people know that high fever is the body’s response to the disease, not the disease itself. When body temperature rises, it helps a person overcome infections. For example, 40-41 degrees slows the reproduction of viruses two hundred times. Also, it triggers the protective function of the immune system. More cells are released from the bone marrow into the bloodstream. The process occurs under the influence of the pattern of macrophages to cope with the absorption of bacteria. B cells produce more antibodies. Continue reading

Scarlet fever in a child: symptoms and treatment

Symptoms of scarlet fever in a child should be known to every parent. This is an infectious disease that causes group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GABA). I advise you to take this diagnosis seriously. This disease is insidious, do not take it lightly! Scarlet fever in a child can occur in a mild form, and bring the patient minor inconvenience. But it can manifest in severe form, which threatens with complications.

Even in the XVII century there were terrible epidemics of scarlet fever, they compared it no less – with the plague. Today, thanks to antibiotics from scarlet fever, no one dies, but being alert is still not out of place. Until the mid-20th century, the exact causative agent of scarlet fever was not known. Only thanks to numerous immunological and microbiological studies carried out with scarlet fever, it was possible to prove the bacterial nature of the disease. Therefore, now we have effective treatment regimens for this disease. Continue reading

Measles in a child

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.

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