"Children's" infections in adults
Moreover, as a rule, this happens once, and stable immunity lasts for life. Children's infections include measles, rubella, chickenpox (chickenpox), scarlet fever, whooping cough and mumps (mumps). The main manifestation…

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Runny nose with blood - what does it mean?
A runny nose alone does not indicate severe pathology. It periodically appears in all people. This symptom indicates a cold. But if there is blood in the discharge from the…

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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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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 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

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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When you need to urgently call a doctor
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…

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What vitamins do we need in the fall
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…

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High fever in a child
Always have a first aid note on hand for a child with a high fever. High temperature in a child often takes parents by surprise. When the baby becomes weak…

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