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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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…

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Rotavirus vaccine. Does Rotatek need children?
When I talk about the vaccine against rotavirus, I immediately recall the meme: "Have you already managed to make Rotatek a child?" And in the picture is a character with…

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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

Flu shots, are they needed?

Prevention of influenza is now quite a popular phenomenon. However, costly. It would seem that modern medicines help with a stretch, or even completely, until it comes to antibiotics, the disease will continue to develop.

Any disease has a worse effect on children than on adults. And catching the virus is much easier for them than for adults, since children’s immunity is much weaker and needs to be strengthened. Since childhood, some doctors insist on flu shots, but is it true that it helps?

What is the danger of flu?
Influenza is a disease familiar to everyone since childhood. Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to complications. And every second person falls under his influence. This disease adversely affects the immune system, in addition gives unpleasant, if not terrible, complications. The most dangerous and most serious complication is pneumonia. It develops through the active reproduction of bacteria, which occurs at a critical stage of the disease. Influenza also leads to complications such as sinusitis, frontal sinusitis, otitis media. But these are not the worst complications. A critical stage can also be fatal. Continue reading

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