Thrush (candidiasis)
Thrush (vaginal candidiasis) at least once encountered most women. This fungal disease can cause genital discomfort. However, this infection does not always require treatment. What is “thrush”, how to determine…

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Colic in a newborn: what should mom do?
Greetings to the readers of Imom.me. My name is Shchelkunova Valeria, I am a neonatologist from St. Petersburg. Today I will talk about colic in a newborn, what to do…

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Rating: Best folk remedies for cough
Among the methods of combating cough, there are many folk remedies that are not so harmful to the child's body, and sometimes even more effective. However, if used improperly, they…

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Molluscum contagiosum. What does it look like and how to treat it

Molluscum contagiosum – a bundle of light pink color with a depression in the center, similar to a human navel. It is localized on the skin, rarely affects the mucous parts of the body, but never affects the internal organs. Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection caused by one of the smallpox viruses. Most often observed in children from 1 to 10 years. This is a hot topic for many parents, as the virus is transmitted through bodily contact. Accordingly, the child can get the virus on the street, in kindergarten, school. Let’s see how the disease can be treated, and how it is not worth it, and whether treatment is necessary at all.

Signs of molluscum contagiosum
First, make sure that it is definitely a molluscum contagiosum. Its sizes are from 1 to 5 mm, sometimes it can reach 15 mm. Sometimes the diameter can be within 1 centimeter. They have a semicircular shape, and the color can be pale pink or flesh. Nodules protrude slightly above the surface of the skin. At first they are dense and flat, but eventually become softer and become spherical. In the center, you can notice not only a characteristic dimple, but also an accumulation of white fluid that comes out if pressed. The incubation period lasts from 2 weeks to several months. On the body, you can find one formation, and maybe 2, up to 10 pieces. 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 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.

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Measles vaccine: when is it given to children?
Measles is such an infectious disease that it is ill at almost any age. If the child is not vaccinated, then they often become ill at the age of 1…

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Gymnastics and exercise from eye fatigue: effective exercises
To relax your eyes, you need to train them, and gymnastics and eye exercises will help you best. One way or another, our whole life is tightly connected with the…

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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…

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