Interesting facts and a diagnostic

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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Diaper dermatitis: a rash in a child and how to treat it?
No matter how hard the mother takes care of the skin of the newborn, sooner or later the child may appear rashes and irritation on the skin, which is called…

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When and how to bring down a child’s temperature.
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…

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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, every tenth man on our planet is color blind. The only difference between them is the type of violation, due to the number of colors that they can recognize. In the article we will deal with the features, causes and correction of color blindness. You can pass a special test for the perception of colors, with which a deviation is detected.

The concept of “color blindness” came about thanks to John Dalton, an English physicist and chemist who himself learned about his color perception disorder as an adult at age 26. This happened due to his passion for botany. When studying a flower, he noticed that in daylight, the plant seemed sky blue to him, and in the evening with a candle, the flower turned dark red. Such a metamorphosis was not noticed by anyone around, except the scientist’s brother. Then Dalton began to realize that his vision was not in order and this phenomenon was hereditary. Continue reading

Why a woman’s chest hurts – 6 possible reasons

When a chest hurts for no apparent reason, a lot of assumptions may arise in a woman’s head, what causes it. If the discussion involves the help of forums and unauthorized medical portals, this can cause panic and fear. But chest pain is not always dangerous and pathological. Today we look at the main causes of chest pain.

Why breast hurts: 5 reasons

Any chest pain that lasts more than 14 days is an occasion to visit a doctor.

Hormone change
A very common cause of chest pain in women is a change in the levels of two hormones – estrogen and progesterone. This occurs not only during pregnancy, but also with PMS, lactation, menopause, and also during puberty. Such pain goes away by itself when the hormonal level returns to normal. However, in some cases, such as breastfeeding, it is important to rule out other problems that can also cause chest pain. With a blocked duct, an infection can occur that leads to mastitis. Therefore, you should consult a doctor to exclude a possible pathology. Continue reading

Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy – symptoms, prevention and treatment

Many pregnant women, instead of enjoying their excellent position, concentrate on diseases, sometimes extremely rare, like toxoplasmosis. In order to alleviate unnecessary anxiety and arm yourself with valuable recommendations for the prevention of toxoplasmosis, we will talk about this infection, its specifics during pregnancy, and also discuss tests and treatment.

Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic (non-viral and non-bacterial) disease that causes the multicellular parasite Toxoplasma gonii. An extremely unpleasant infection to carry during pregnancy. The parasite lives and multiplies in the cat family, and other mammals, including humans, can be an intermediate host. Continue reading

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 be able to recognize the symptoms of appendicitis in children and take action in time.

Symptoms of appendicitis in a child

Appendicitis is the very process of inflammation in an organ called the appendix. It is a process in the form of a tube of sizes from 0.5 to 1.5 cm, and in diameter about 10 mm. This gut is blind, which means there is no way out. For this reason, clogging may occur, which causes inflammation. The appendix in the right lower abdomen is located closer to the groin.

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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

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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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…

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“Son, chick chick!” - whether to circumcise the boy
The debate about the benefits and dangers of circumcision in boys, whether or not to do it, has not faded for many decades. While in Russian society only 11.8% of…

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Your child has constipation, what to do at home
When a child has constipation, you need to find out its cause in order to know what to do. WHO classifies constipation as a disease, and the World Organization of…

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