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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
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.
How is measles transmitted to children and is it possible to get sick again? Continue reading
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