Posts Tagged ‘Infection’
The baby’s penis is coated at its tip, the glans, cloth, skin, called foreskin that in some religions and cultures such as Jewish, is removed by surgical intervention which is called circumcision and requires some special care . But in cases where this surgery is not performed, hygiene and foreskin retraction should also be undertaken carefully to prevent infection ( urinary , for example) and future problems. Read the rest of this entry »
Fever is defined by temperatures above 38 ° C. For a baby, it is often related to infection and should be treated appropriately and often rapid, especially if the infant is very young.
The most reliable and should be used to take the temperature of a child is the rectal thermometer. Besides the fever itself, other symptoms may be present (diarrhea, vomiting, spots on the skin …). These events will allow the doctor to guide diagnosis. Read the rest of this entry »
Short Info: Mumps
Symptoms Swelling of the salivary glands “thick cheek”, pain when chewing, swallowing and head movements, mild to high fever. In the pancreas, severe abdominal pain, sadness, loss of appetite, vomiting, steatorrhea. Meningitis with headache and neck stiffness. Infection of the gonads with testicular swelling, inflammation of the ovaries, Evt, Infertility.
time 12 – 25 days
danger 3 days before until 9 days after the start of the swelling of the glands.
Immunity Long life.
Self-help Hot or cold wrap , cold compresses against high fever, low-fat diet and drinking plenty mushy.
Therapy No causal therapy is known. Bed rest, analgesic medications possibly evil,Corticosteroid. There is mandatory reporting to the Infection Protection Act.
Prevention MMR vaccination from 12 Month Read the rest of this entry »
During development, children’s feet may be slightly directed inward or outward, which may affect their gait. What should parents do to prevent these defects.
Parents should let the little experiment, and to run and play even though their feet are turned slightly inward.
- If the child stumbles often, the doctor may recommend a shoe a little more straight, so-called “last line”, which facilitates external rotation of the limbs. Read the rest of this entry »
Mumps is a viral disease that usually runs easily and is accompanied by fever and inflammation of the parotid gland. She leaves a life-long immunity. Mostly affects children between the 4th-10th Age.
The infection with the mumps virus, which is excreted in the saliva is infectious, by droplet infection from person to person. Complications are rare in this disease. Occasionally, a slight meningeal irritation or Mitinfektion other glands (eg pancreas) recorded.
In sexually mature boys or adult men it can cause a painful inflammation of the testicles, which requires medical treatment because they can lead to infertility. Read the rest of this entry »
The flu (influenza) is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by influenza viruses.
For most people, the flu causes discomfort and fatigue that can force them to stay in bed for several days. The flu can be more severe in the elderly, young children and people with chronic (long term) of the lungs such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Each year in Canada, the influenza virus causes the death of between 500 and 1500 people, possibly more. Read the rest of this entry »
The management of pain of hospitalized children has increased dramatically over the last twenty years. However, much remains to be done. The association Plaster, who has worked for many years for the humanization of pediatric care, is mobilized from caregivers.
Poorly trained in the management of pain and the announcement of serious illnesses, physicians do not always have the attitude that it should deal with young patients. Technological advances have helped make it less painful some care, but much remains to be done on improving the reception conditions for young patients.
Progress on technical
Austere space, misfits, without playroom. Of babies with bronchiolitis hospitalized with adolescents operated on for appendicitis. Attached infants during infusions. These practices, which seem of another time, date yet to barely twenty years. At the time, “all conditions were mixed, in defiance of the major risk of infection, duration of hospitalization were very long, sad the premises,” said Dr Catherine Devoldere, Chief of Pediatrics at the Hospital of Abbeville (Somme) and president of the association Plaster. Read the rest of this entry »
At first cold and runny nose, the first signs of cold hands and bloodshot eyes, loss of appetite and listlessness, the question is: have a fever? I’ll have to give him something? How do I dress? Not allarmiamoci and evaluate everything, starting with the reminder that to take the temperature of a baby must use the appropriate thermometer.
In the newborn it is better to take the temperature rectally and thermometers on the market is the most recommended are:
- Mercury thermometers with the bulb, axillary or rectal;
- Electronic tympanic, quick and easy to use, the temperature appears directly on the small screen sometimes there may be an error in measuring minimum; Read the rest of this entry »
Blocked tear ducts : Babies are often born with a blocked tear ducts or both. You may notice a certain amount of mucus around his eyelids. This obstruction can cause an infection, so consult your doctor about how to massage the tear ducts to help solve the problem.
Cold : Many babies catch colds before three months. It can help you feel better by putting a cool humidifier in your room and using a bulb syringe to aspirate mucus from the nose. Do not give cough and cold medicines without first talking to your doctor.
Diarrhea : Diarrhea is defined as the expulsion of very soft or watery stools more than six or eight times a day. It may be a sign of infection, so tell your doctor. A loose stools, similar to mustard, are the normal product of breast-feeding or formula and not to worry.
Excessive sleepiness : Once you know the trends of sleep for your baby, you will also know when to sleep more than usual. So tell your doctor.
Fever : A rectal temperature over 37.7 ° C is a cause for a visit to the doctor. If you’re grumpy or you feels hot, take his temperature.
Infection : If you have white patches in the mouth may be a yeast infection called thrush or easy to treat oropharyngeal candidiasis. The redness around fingernails or toes or the umbilical region could also be an infection. Call your doctor for confirmation.
Thrush or oropharyngeal candidiasis, yeast infection of the mouth caused by fungi of the genus Candida that affects moist surfaces around the lips, tongue and palate, as well as the inside of the cheeks
Eruption : Scaly plaques on the scalp of your baby is a sign of a temporary condition called cradle cap. “Wash the hair and remove the scales with a soft brush can be useful.
Cradle cap: babies disorder in which plaques of thick yellowish scales on the scalp Read the rest of this entry »