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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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…

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Rubella virus
Unvaccinated children 2-9 years old are most often affected. Rubella is especially dangerous in the first 3 months of pregnancy - in this case, severe congenital malformations of the child…

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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 known as hypothermia.

The body temperature of a healthy person is 36.6 ° C. Slight deviations from 36.0 ° C to 36.9 ° C are possible. The mechanism of thermoregulation is responsible for supporting such indicators. It is he who resists the cold acting on the body. As soon as the body temperature begins to drop, the thermoregulatory mechanism immediately activates the metabolism. This leads to an increase in heat generation and a decrease in its return.

But if the cold acts on the body for a long time, then its own resources are exhausted. Body temperature begins to decline. The physiological norm, after which the processes occurring in the body are disrupted, is an indicator of 34.0 ° C. If the temperature drops below this value, hypothermia develops. 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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