Allergic conjunctivitis in a child: symptoms and treatment
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…

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How to teach a child to blow his nose: effective tips
Sooner or later, parents will begin to worry about how to teach their children to blow their nose. Accumulation of mucus in the nose can lead to health problems. There…

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Color blindness - types, interesting facts and a diagnostic test with pictures
Color blindness is a violation of the color perception of vision. Simply put, color blind is a person who does not distinguish between certain colors or shades. According to statistics,…

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Acetone in the urine of a child. Why is there a smell of acetone from the mouth in children

It doesn’t matter if acetone is found in the child’s urine or if it smells from the mouth – all this is called acetone syndrome. As a rule, the condition occurs in childhood. Usually people call it “acetone in children”, to simplify the concept. If the mother was told that the child in the urine had acetone or she felt a corresponding smell from her mouth, this does not mean that the child was poisoned or got to acetone. This experience is often the case with mothers of young children, because they are not always able to keep track of. In fact, the causes are in the internal processes of the body.

Acetonemic syndrome in children

This diagnosis means a list of symptoms that causes an increased concentration of ketone bodies in the blood. There are several theories why these bodies can increase in the blood: a drop in glucose or a violation of the regulation of glucose metabolism. But this does not mean that deterioration immediately sets in, it only occurs with provocative factors. Acetonemic syndrome can be caused by a violation of the diet, for example, if the child has large breaks between meals. Also, acetonemic syndrome can develop against a background of somatic, infectious or endocrine diseases, occurs in central nervous system tumors. It can appear after a recent surgery, for example, after removal of the tonsils. Continue reading

How to prepare a child for dental treatment? Recommendations to parents

Every day a lot of children of all ages come to me. Mom led some to a routine examination, and others to a full-fledged treatment of dental problems. And the first and other case must be decided taking into account the age and psycho-emotional preparation of the child for cooperation. But sometimes there are children who have already received their bitter experience of treatment and real fear of dentists. Then what to do? In this article I will give some recommendations on how to make a visit to the dentist painless for the psyche of the child.

When is it better to refuse treatment?

Yes, sometimes children already come to me, having received negative experience in dental treatment. They were forcibly held in a medical chair and carried out the so-called treatment. I am opposed to this method, and even more so, to keep the child against his will, allegedly when it comes to treatment “here and now / at any cost. I would not even have an adult in my chair, not like a child. Continue reading

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 in hearing loss.

Earwax has a certain functionality: it has an antiseptic property. Sulfurization is a natural process that allows the inner ear and eardrum to provide adequate protection against germs and hypothermia. In addition, sulfur provides additional moisture, acting as a lubricant to ensure the mobility of the membrane.

Typically, sulfur is produced enough to perform its functions, and all excess goes by itself during chewing or talking. However, in some cases, either abundant sulfur formation or difficulties with its removal can occur. In this case, the ear canal will be blocked. 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…

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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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How to rinse your baby’s nose with saline
The question "How to rinse a child’s nose with saline?" relevant at any time of the year. When a baby appears in your house, then parents face various difficulties that…

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Appendicitis in a child
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