Sudden and involuntary contractions of the muscles of the body. The baby stiffens, holds his breath, shakes his arms and legs for a few minutes. Classically, it is the sudden changes in temperature that lead to the greatest risk of convulsions. In case of crisis, discover your child and rehydrate often.
Complication of diaper rash, which then extends to the folds of the buttocks, genitals, abdomen, scalp, or even the whole body. Illness without gravity, it disappears thanks to applications of calming ointment and the establishment of rigorous hygiene. To discover :
Infection of the folds, located in the neck, groin and behind the ears. It is prevented by a toilet and a rigorous drying. If the folds tend to dry out, apply sweet almond oil. However, if they tend to ooze, wash with soap and water, rinse and apply eosin in aqueous solution, to renew as soon as the product is removed by the toilet.
Inadequate reaction of the immune system, resulting in eczema, repeated otitis or digestive disorders. In babies under 1 year of age, only 20% of the CMLA (cow's milk protein allergy) are immediate. The treatment comes down to the complete elimination of cow's milk. The milk is replaced by a hydrolyzate of proteins, that is to say that its molecules have been fragmented to be better supported.
Inflammation of the larynx where the vocal cords are. As a result, your child has a hoarse voice, accompanied by a hoarse cough. If he coughs a lot, moisten the air: place a pan of boiling water in his room, or open the hot water faucet in your bathtub and sit down for a few minutes with him in the bathroom.
Contagious skin infection that occurs during the hot season, whose transmission is favored by a lack of hygiene. The rash is in the form of bubbles covered with yellowish crusts, mainly on the face. Local disinfection with antiseptic soap and the application of an antibiotic cream are the best treatment.
Contagious infantile disease, it is manifested by inflammation of the parotid glands (located behind the ears) that become swollen and painful. The child is febrile and sometimes suffers from headaches and abdominal pain. The treatment is exclusively aimed at alleviating the symptoms.
Genetically transmissible muscle disease. There are several varieties. Their evolution and severity depend on the type of disease. Myopathies can cause a deterioration of motor skills - loss of walking -, heart and respiratory functions ... More about myopathy To discover:
Decreased blood sugar level. Hypoglycaemia is found in the premature infant, the baby of small weight or born of diabetic mother. The best prevention is early feeding or even glucose infusion if the baby can not eat. Too low blood sugar is manifested by tiredness and headaches when waking up, agitation at night and alternating drowsiness and aggression.
Inflammation of the liver due to different viruses (A, B, or C). It is recognized by jaundice coloring the conjunctiva, the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet. Your child is tired, has nausea, his liver is painful. The disorders disappear under the effect of medical treatment. Hepatitis A is benign, while hepatitis B and C require prolonged surveillance.
Therapeutic method of treating evil with evil or something similar to it. Second principle: the infinitesimal. That is, to reduce the toxicity of the substances used so as not to aggravate the symptoms. Hence the use of dilution. Medicine at moderate cost, non-toxic and without side effects, it can not do without consultations with a homeopathic doctor, who will give you the best advice.
Time between which the child contracts an illness and the expression of this condition. Incubation times for different childhood diseases are variable. Whooping cough: 8 to 14 days, mumps: 14 to 25 days, measles: 8 to 14 days, rubella: 14 to 21 days, scarlet fever: 1 to 5 days, chickenpox: 17 to 21 days.
The thyroid gland secretes hormones essential for the proper functioning of the brain, heart and growth. It is to say how a deficiency of these hormones is detrimental to the good development of the baby. Screening for hypothyroidism is done routinely at the maternity ward, along with the Guthrie test, by drawing blood from the heel.
Blood test (a few drops of blood are taken by stinging on the heel) practiced during the first days of life at the maternity ward to detect some rare but serious diseases: Phenylketonuria Congenital hypothyroidism Sickle cell disease Congenital adrenal hyperplasia Cystic fibrosis More info on Guthrie's test To discover:
Viral infection with mild signs: isolated fever, digestive disorders, vomiting, drowsiness. Because of its affinity with the upper airways, the virus will more readily promote the occurrence of acute otitis, or complicate bronchitis or pneumonia. Finally, the virus is responsible for a high fever, sometimes accompanied by convulsions.
Banal, physiological manifestation, which appears on the second or third day of life, increases in intensity until the fifth day before disappearing gradually. Jaundice translates immature liver that can not degrade all bilirubin, resulting from the regular destruction of red blood cells.
Genetic disease, transmitted by the mother, which is manifested by a deficiency of clotting factor. More common in boys, it often occurs after an injury or a fall with a large hematoma. The treatment aims to treat both hematomas and haemorrhages. It is essentially done by injecting the missing coagulation factor (factor 8).
In the baby, we think of a urinary infection in front of an unexplained fever or an abnormal weight curve. In the larger child, the signs of urinary infection or cystitis are immediately suggestive: painful, painful, frequent urination, abdominal pain. The disease may have no obvious cause or result from an infection or malformation of the urinary tract.