What is vaccination for?
The topic of vaccination is very acute. Fierce debate about whether vaccinations should be given, whether it is safe, do not subside. Doctors convince us that vaccination alone can protect…

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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…

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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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Types of childhood infections

Mass vaccination against mumps has led to certain changes in the nature of the spread of this disease. If earlier they were mostly ill for children aged 3-6 years, then in recent decades there has been a significant “growing up” of infection. Children 3-6 years old get sick relatively rarely, but the incidence among schoolchildren has increased by 14 times. Now schoolchildren are almost two-thirds of all cases, and the remaining third are in adults. Moreover, among those who have previously been vaccinated for mumps, more severe forms of infection are recorded.

At the moment, more than 30% of the adult population does not have immunity against this “childhood” disease. Frequent outbreaks of infection in closed groups. In adults, the course of the disease is not very different from the classical form. The disease is characterized by an acute onset with an increase in body temperature to 38-40 ° C, with the appearance of signs of general intoxication, pulling pains and a feeling of tension in the parotid region, tinnitus, most patients have bilateral lesions of the parotid salivary glands. Within 4-5 days, the lesion reaches a maximum and disappears after another 7-10 days. Continue reading

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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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…

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Measles
The likelihood of contracting a non-painful measles person in contact with a patient approaches 100%. Most often, children of preschool and school age are sick. The source of infection is…

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What is the danger of hypothermia for the body?
What is hypothermia? Lowering body temperature below the level necessary for the natural functioning of organs and maintaining metabolism is called hypothermia. In the people, such a condition is better…

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