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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
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 disease among children, more often up to 5 years.
It is necessary to undergo an examination with 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?
Measles is transmitted by airborne droplets from a sick person. It is believed that you can get infected from the patient from the last 2 days of the incubation period to 4 days of rash. From the fifth day, after the appearance of rashes, a person is considered already non-contagious. At risk of measles are children from 2 to 5 years. Most often, the disease occurs in the period from December to May. Continue reading
One of the most persistent misconceptions is that a deficiency of vitamins threatens us only in late winter and early spring. In autumn, there are enough vitamins in the body – after all, in the summer, we “vitamins” with berries, fruits, and fresh vegetables. And this stock will be enough for us until next spring.
In fact, this is another myth. It is quite easy to earn hypovitaminosis in the autumn, and in autumn we also need vitamins as in winter, and in spring, and in summer. In fact, the body needs them constantly – at any time of the year.
Why are vitamins needed in the fall?
The first reason – to stock up on vitamins for the long term does not work. So, water-soluble vitamins – and this is C, the whole group B – remain in the body only a couple of weeks. And then those that are not digested simply leave the body with urine. Continue reading