Children's diseases: hepatitis
Hepatitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the liver. The most common form in children is hepatitis A virus, which is also very contagious. The virus is contained in…

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Rubella during pregnancy
The rubella disease of pregnant women is fraught with serious consequences for the unborn child. Cause Rubella is caused by a virus that is transmitted by airborne droplets. The source…

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Whooping cough
Whooping cough is an acute infectious disease, accompanied by inflammation in the upper respiratory tract and paroxysmal spasmodic cough. Unvaccinated children under 5 years of age are most often infected,…

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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 you can treat the disease, and how not to, 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 over time they 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

Rubella in a child: symptoms of a third disease that should not be treated

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.

Rubella symptoms

The incubation period is 2-3 weeks. After that, parents can notice rubella symptoms in the child:

body temperature rises to 38-39 degrees;
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Barley in the eye of a child. What to do

Barley in a child, the treatment of which can be varied, is considered a fairly common disease in children. It can occur at any age. In fact, this is an acute, often purulent inflammation of the hair sac on the eyelash. Often it captures the adjacent glands. In the vast majority of cases, it is provoked by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. A similar phenomenon in children happens in one eye, or in both.

Parents, in this case, are wondering: if barley is in the child’s eye, what should I do? And is it possible to infect them and infect someone with barley? Is it possible that he will repeat again, or that he will hit the second eye? It is worth saying right away that you can’t get infected with barley, however, it is able to form again, for the third time and so on. Moreover, this can happen as soon as possible. This can happen because a weak childish body has not been able to effectively resist microbes, in other words, its immunity is too weak. Most often, barley of the upper and lower eyelids appears as a result of the fact that the child has slipped through. Continue reading

Grandma's methods: why do i need an iodine grid?
Older people remember that in childhood, with bruises or colds, mothers painted a grid on their body with iodine. And today, many have not refused such treatment. And what helps…

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Allergies to cats: symptoms and causes
Allergies in children to cats are one of the most common types of allergies. Many people mistakenly think that it is the animal’s hair that is to blame, but this…

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Why does pancreatitis develop in adults and children
After a plentiful feast, acute pain can sometimes appear right in the hypochondrium, excruciating vomiting. Such symptoms most often indicate the development of pancreatitis. What is a disease? And what…

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What is the danger of vitamin C deficiency?
Frequent headaches, chronic fatigue, high irritability, especially in combination with bleeding gums, may indicate a lack of vitamin C. Therefore, do not rush to take an analgesic. You may need…

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