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
Pneumonia in both a child and an adult is pneumonia, which affects the alveoli and tissues. The process can affect only part of the lung (focal), or spread further. As a result, pneumonia in a child can cover completely one lung (total). Therefore, it is one-sided and even two-sided. In this article, we will analyze why a disease may appear, how to determine it, cure it and prevent it.
Causes of pneumonia in children
Pneumonia can be caused by various reasons. Provoke the development of the disease can: hypothermia, a decline in immunity, stress, hypo – and vitamin deficiencies, systemic sleep deprivation, general overwork.
The causes of the disease:
Infection caused by the vital activity of bacteria, for example, pneumococci, staphylococci, streptococci. It is important to know that they can also develop when foreign matter enters the lungs (aspiration pneumonia). It can be vomit or amniotic fluid, if we talk about newborns during childbirth.
Viruses, therefore, can occur against the background of influenza. Continue reading
Symptoms of scarlet fever in a child should be known to every parent. This is an infectious disease that causes group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GABA). I advise you to take this diagnosis seriously. This disease is insidious, do not take it lightly! Scarlet fever in a child can occur in a mild form, and bring the patient minor inconvenience. But it can manifest in severe form, which threatens with complications.
What parents should know about scarlet fever.
Symptoms of scarlet fever in children.
Treatment of scarlet fever in a child.
What parents should know about scarlet fever, and how it is transmitted 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
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.
The incubation period is 2-3 weeks. After that, parents can notice rubella symptoms in the child:
body temperature rises to 38-39 degrees;
due to intoxication, the child has a headache, weakness appears, appetite may disappear; Continue reading