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
The first bath of a newborn is not a simple hygienic procedure. There are subtleties and goals. Many mothers think about whether it is necessary and whether it is possible to bathe a newborn in the delivery room. Opinions are generally divided. In this article I want to tell you the whole truth about it.
The first bath of the newborn
When doctors talk about the first bathing of a newborn, it means cleansing the skin of blood and feces. Do this with caution so as not to wash off the original grease. What is it and why is it so important for a child?
Primary lubrication (PS) – happens only in people. This is a “magic” film that protects the skin of a newborn. It is she who is the chemical and mechanical barrier in the womb of a woman. It helps to adapt the skin of the baby after birth. After all, at first he had his own “climate” inside his mother. Primary lubrication begins to be produced in the fetus at the end of the second trimester of pregnancy. Continue reading