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
Chronic tonsillitis (CT) is common after a recent sore throat. It can also provoke any other infectious disease in which inflammation of the throat mucosa has been observed. Often people confuse chronic tonsillitis with angina. In fact, angina is the popular name for acute tonsillitis, which usually precedes the chronic form. In chronic tonsillitis, the lymphoid tissue of the tonsils of the pharynx is affected. In rare cases, the focus of infection can be localized on the tonsils, or lingual. An acute inflammatory process is observed, which is repeated throughout the year. Most often, children are affected by an illness, ranging from 15 to 63% of cases, depending on the time of year. Treatment should be started immediately, as other diseases develop against the background of the ailment. Among them are diseases of the skin, eyes, kidneys, and thyroid gland.
Causes of Chronic Tonsillitis (CT)
The root cause of chronic tonsillitis is infection. Most often, pathogens are: staphylococci, streptococci, pneumococci, Epstein-Barr virus, herpes virus, hemophilus bacillus, chlamydia, fungi. What could precede the disease? Continue reading
Pediatricians are often asked: “Is it possible to walk with a child with fever?” This question is especially popular in the cold season, when children are more susceptible to infectious diseases. The fact is that their immunity only gets acquainted with the outside world. Microbes and bacteria are present in the body, but the protective system prevents them from multiplying. But if some unfavorable factors influence the body, then they provoke the development of the disease. Immunity is trying to cope, for example, with hypothermia, and we can say, “distracted” from the fight against harmful microorganisms. As a result, the child fell ill, but is it possible and necessary to walk with temperature? We will understand the problem and find out the answer.
Is it worth it to walk with a child with fever?
According to the famous pediatrician Dr. Komarovsky, there can be no universal answer. It is necessary to take into account weather conditions, the diagnosis of a small patient, not only his temperature, but also the general condition. Walking is useful, but there are much more cases when walking with an illness is contraindicated. Continue reading