The child caught a cold: advice to parents
Did the child catch a cold? In order for him to recover faster, he must carefully perform medical appointments, give him bitter medicines and perform many procedures, sometimes not very…

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Why does pancreatitis develop in adults and children
After a plentiful feast, acute pain can sometimes appear right in the hypochondrium, excruciating vomiting. Such symptoms most often indicate the development of pancreatitis. What is a disease? And what…

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Rubella during pregnancy
The rubella disease of pregnant women is fraught with serious consequences for the unborn child. Cause Rubella is caused by a virus that is transmitted by airborne droplets. The source…

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Diphtheria

Diphtheria is an acute, life-threatening, infectious disease. Children aged 3–7 years are most susceptible to it; in recent years, the incidence of adolescents and adults has increased.

Diphtheria is an acute, life-threatening, infectious disease. It proceeds in the form of acute inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, mainly the pharynx (approximately 90% of cases), the nose, the skin at the sites of damage, eyes or genitals.

The main threat, however, is not inflammation, but poisoning with a toxin, which is produced by the bacterium, the causative agent of the disease, while the cardiovascular and nervous systems are mainly affected.

The causative agent of diphtheria and infection
The causative agent of diphtheria is Corynebacterium diphteriae – gram-positive bacteria in the form of sticks with characteristic bulbous thickenings at the ends, which are placed in pairs in swabs, at an angle in the form of a Roman numeral V with respect to each other. Diphtheria bacilli secrete diphtheria toxin, the enzyme neuraminidase and other biochemically active compounds in the process of life. Continue reading

Grandma's methods: why do i need an iodine grid?
Older people remember that in childhood, with bruises or colds, mothers painted a grid on their body with iodine. And today, many have not refused such treatment. And what helps…

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Barley in the eye of a child. What to do
Barley in a child, the treatment of which can be varied, is considered a fairly common disease in children. It can occur at any age. In fact, this is an…

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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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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…

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