Rubella in a child, or as it is also called the “third disease”, is a viral disease. It is transmitted by airborne droplets from an infected person. Persistent immunity is developed after vaccination, or if the child has had rubella. The disease is most dangerous for pregnant women and the fetus. Children easily tolerate rubella. Despite this, you need to contact a pediatrician. The specialist will be able to make an accurate diagnosis and exclude other rubella-like diseases.
The incubation period is 2-3 weeks. After that, parents can notice rubella symptoms in the child:
body temperature rises to 38-39 degrees;
due to intoxication, the child has a headache, weakness appears, appetite may disappear;
rubella is accompanied by symptoms of pharyngitis: sore throat, sore, discomfort; Continue reading
Measles is such an infectious disease that it is ill at almost any age. If the child is not vaccinated, then they often become ill at the age of 1 to 5 years. Babies are ill very rarely up to a year, because they have a small number of external contacts and they still retain passive immunity, which they received from their mother during intrauterine development. From ancient times, measles was considered an extremely dangerous disease due to high mortality, especially among children. Not so long ago in the Russian Empire, almost every fifth sick child suffered from measles, and the disease itself was better known as the plague.
Against measles, various preventive measures began in 1916. But morbidity and deaths decreased hundreds of times only after a measles vaccine was developed.
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Not all parents know when and how to bring down a child’s temperature if it is elevated. In this article I will tell you what temperature is normal, what medications to give and what should not be done. It is important to understand that temperature is a normal protective reaction to infection in the body. Therefore, it makes no sense to “cure” the temperature, but you need to influence the cause of the disease. There is no connection between the magnitude of the temperature and whether the disease is viral or bacterial.
Norms of temperature in a child
Some mothers are horrified when they see that the temperature of the child is above the prescribed 36.6 ° C. But don’t panic. Young children have slightly different indicators, which depend on age, time of day of measurement, climate, the number of clothes on the child, his general condition and arousal. The thermometer numbers, as you can understand, are affected by many factors. The most accurate way to determine a baby’s temperature is to take a measurement in the rectum. But then the permissible indicators increase significantly. Continue reading