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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 and hot, crawls to his mother’s knees and clings to his chest, all first aid techniques are weathered from the head. Mom starts stupidly rushing around the apartment, calling “knowledgeable people” and rummaging around in medical manuals about children’s health.
First aid kit for a child with a high fever.
If the temperature does not exceed 38 ° C, and the child tolerates it normally, then antipyretic drugs should not be given. The fact is that at elevated temperatures, the body more effectively fights infection, therefore, without special need, it should not be knocked down. An exception is those cases when a child suffers from a neurological disease (registered with a neuropathologist) or simply has a hard time tolerating temperature – then it is necessary to give antipyretic drugs, starting at 37.5 ° C.
If the temperature has risen above 38 ° C – you should give the child an antipyretic recommended by a doctor (Children’s Panadol, Efferalgan, Nurofen). For very young children, it is better to use the medicine in candles, older children can be given the drug in the form of syrup. Never use aspirin! Aspirin with a viral infection (in children under 12 years of age) can cause a dangerous complication – Reye’s syndrome. Continue reading
The rubella disease of pregnant women is fraught with serious consequences for the unborn child.
Rubella is caused by a virus that is transmitted by airborne droplets. The source of the virus is more likely to be children, so the likelihood of catching a rubella of a pregnant woman who already has one child increases. Especially if the child goes to kindergarten, sports section or school.
When a woman is infected in the first week of pregnancy, fetal damage occurs in 80% of cases, at 2-4 weeks – in 60%, at 5-8 weeks – in 30% and at 9-12 weeks – in 10% . With infection at a later date, the likelihood of developing congenital malformations is reduced, but even at 5 months there is still such a danger for 1 out of 10 children. Continue reading
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