What is malabsorption syndrome in children
Permanent weight loss combined with digestive problems and abdominal pain can be a symptom of a serious disorder - malabsorption syndrome. What does malabsorption syndrome mean? Under this term, there…

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When a cold caught in the summer
The peak of colds occurs in the winter or off-season. No wonder. An organism weakened by exposure to cold, a deficiency of vitamins, is an easy target for bacteria and…

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Dental caries in children: causes, stages and treatment
Caries is a tooth injury that can occur with a child even at the time of teething. As practice shows, up to seven years this dental disease is detected in…

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most difficult diagnoses

How to distinguish a sore throat from a cold

Angina, probably, at least once in his life, everyone was ill. What is this disease? What are its causes, and most importantly, what to do with angina?

An acute infection that affects mainly the palatine tonsils is a sore throat, or, strictly scientifically, acute tonsillitis.

What are the causes of angina?
This infection is mainly caused by bacteria, mainly streptococcus. But the pathogen is both a fungus and a virus.

Often, angina becomes a complication of a respiratory viral infection, the well-known SARS. Then they talk about joining a bacterial infection.

How is angina transmitted? Most people get infected with sore throat by airborne droplets, although transmission of the infection through household items is also sometimes found. Continue reading

Differences between viral infection and bacterial

Acute respiratory infections always appear out of place. Yesterday, the body was full of strength, and today weakness, fever, runny nose just knocked down. To find the right treatment, you need to figure out who became the culprit of the disease – viruses or bacteria. Of course, doing it yourself is not easy. Nevertheless, there are some tips on how to distinguish a viral infection from a bacterial one.

Why you need to distinguish between viruses and bacteria
In the autumn-winter period, the number of colds increases. Respiratory infections are most often caused by viruses or bacteria. Pathologies provoked by such pathogens have similar symptoms. Therefore, it is very difficult to distinguish between them. Meanwhile, it is necessary to determine the type of infection.

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9 important symptoms of iodine deficiency

Nature took great care of man, making it possible to make up for the deficiency of nutrients from food, the environment, and water. However, people did not appreciate this gift. Pollution of air, water, production of non-natural products led to various unpleasant consequences. One of them was iodine deficiency. Why is this trace element needed? And what are the consequences of its lack?

Why does a person need iodine
Iodine is a water soluble trace element. It is found in many foods (in shrimp, seaweed). They are rich in sea air and water. In the human body, iodine is responsible for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Thanks to this microelement, the most important hormones are synthesized – thyroxine and triiodothyronine. They provide the correct course of metabolism, cell division, heat transfer in the body and many other functions.

If we talk about iodine, then it participates in the following functions:

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Measles in a child: symptoms and treatment. Can I get sick after vaccination or repeatedly?
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…

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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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Diphtheria treatment
All patients with diphtheria, regardless of the severity of the condition, must be hospitalized in an infectious diseases hospital. The treatment is as follows: Diet - fortified, high-calorie, carefully cooked…

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Dental caries in children: causes, stages and treatment
Caries is a tooth injury that can occur with a child even at the time of teething. As practice shows, up to seven years this dental disease is detected in…

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