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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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…

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“On the way to the light”: how to get rid of depression?
Depression is a mental disorder that manifests itself both at the mental and physiological levels. Currently, this disease is considered to be common. According to various studies, about 20% of…

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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 diaper dermatitis. This skin disease can bring a lot of discomfort to the baby and spoil the mood of mom. Why does diaper dermatitis occur on the skin of a child, what are the main symptoms and how to treat it?

Diaper dermatitis: causes

Diaper dermatitis can occur in babies who still cannot control their physiological processes and spend most of their time in the diaper.

In the diaper, the child’s skin is not ventilated, moreover, it is often rubbed. In combination with aggressive factors such as sweat, feces and urine, a moist environment forms in the diaper. All this leads to a greenhouse effect – a favorable environment for the reproduction of bacteria. 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

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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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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DTP: official contraindications and vaccine preparation
DTP is a combination vaccine that helps the body develop immunity to whooping cough, tetanus, and diphtheria. The peculiarity is that it contains the whole-cell pertussis component of CC. This…

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DTP: official contraindications and vaccine preparation
DTP is a combination vaccine that helps the body develop immunity to whooping cough, tetanus, and diphtheria. The peculiarity is that it contains the whole-cell pertussis component of CC. This…

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