Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges (membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord) secondary to infection. It is a serious infection of the Central Nervous System, which can endanger the life of the child or leave sequelae (deafness, etc.). Most meningitis are caused by the action of a virus or bacteria, but can also appear related to fungi , poisonings and some medications.
Category Childhood illnesses
Rare Diseases (RA) receive this name because they are rare diseases, that is, each of these diseases affects only a few people. It is estimated that there are around 8,000 Rare Diseases and that 75 percent of them are of genetic origin because in the development of these diseases there are more than 2.
What is recurrent bronchitis or asthma, and how can we treat it in children? If you have this or any other question about asthma or recurrent bronchitis in children, the pediatrician Iván Carabaño, in this video, clarifies all the doubts regarding the treatment for asthma or recurrent bronchitis, to the readers of Guiainfantil.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of viruses that cause the most common sexually transmitted infections in the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, 14 million people in that country are infected each year by this disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than 100 different types of HPV, of 13 of which are at high risk of causing cervical, anal, vulvar, vaginal or penile cancer.
Is asthma the same as bronchitis? When should a child be treated with bronchodilators? How do bronchodilators work? On our site we solve all your doubts about the treatment for asthma or recurrent bronchitis. The pediatrician Iván Carabaño clarifies all those doubts and fears that parents have about bronchodilators and corticosteroids to treat bronchial diseases.
Epidermolysis bullosa, also known as butterfly skin, is a rare genetic disease, but a very painful childhood skin disease that can affect and condition the lives of babies from birth.In epidermolysis bullosa, the proteins that make of cement between the cells of our skin to maintain their integrity and structure are altered or are not.
Have you heard that cough in your son? A dry, somewhat & 39; hoarse & 39; cough, a cough that we colloquially call & 39; barking cough & 39; ... It is a cough that is generated by an irritation in the throat, which manifests itself many times in compulsive attacks and that it is exacerbated, especially at night.
Environmental pollution is an evil that affects our health more than we imagine. For children with asthma, the problem is exacerbated. We explain how city pollution affects asthmatic children, and what we can do to avoid this situation.Environmental pollution is a serious problem that aggravates children affected by chronic respiratory diseases.
Our son has anemia when his body does not produce enough hemoglobin (present in red blood cells). In most cases, it is due to an iron deficiency, but what are the causes of a child having low iron? Does it have to do with your? And what is the treatment that will have to follow?
The symptoms of childhood anemia vary according to the severity level of the disease, or what is the same, depending on the decrease in red blood cells in the child's blood, which are responsible for transferring oxygen to the different organs and cells of the body.In the case of mild or moderate anemia, the child may present symptoms such as tiredness, pale skin, the inner part of the eyelids and the & 34; root & 34; nails, feeling cold, lack of appetite, decay, muscle weakness, lack of energy and drowsiness.
If you notice that your child is down (and it is not something normal for him), or you notice that he is somewhat paler or that his nails have become brittle, it is advisable to consult with the pediatrician. You may be anemic, and need treatment to recover. But do not worry, because it is a fairly common disease in the first years of life.
Approximately 50 percent of children under 3 years of age suffer from childhood anemia, a disease that is generally treated with a diet designed to increase the consumption of foods rich in iron, such as meat, and to increase its absorption by combining it with fruits rich in iron. vitamin C, since for iron to be better absorbed, you need vitamin C in the same digestion.
To make a proper diagnosis and control of childhood asthma, it is necessary to consider if there is a family history of the child in terms of asthma, to which allergens (dust mites, pollen, mold due to moisture, animal dander) the child is exposed, what how often and how badly your symptoms are and what other respiratory infections may have the same symptoms.
If I were to get pregnant again, I would take much better care of myself. And if you are the one who is thinking of having a baby, I recommend that you do so because both what we eat and what we breathe has a decisive influence on the health of our baby. We are increasingly exposed to suffer the effects of the deterioration of the environment environment produces in our health.
Fever is an increase in body temperature that helps our body fight infections.When our body activates its defenses against germs, body temperature raises, therefore, fever is not our enemy, but our ally, and so The important thing is not to reduce it, but to find out why it occurs.
The seizure or & 39; attack & 39; is triggered in children by fever, when the temperature rises sharply, usually due to an upper respiratory viral infection, gastrointestinal infection, ear infections, or roseola. Febrile or fever-induced seizures usually occur in children between the ages of 5 months to 5 years of age, and it is estimated that approximately one in 25 children have at least one episode of febrile seizures.
When the child has wheezing or wheezing, a feeling of tightness in the chest, a persistent dry cough (without mucus) and fatigue, it is because he has asthma, a chronic bronchial disease that affects more and more children each year. Asthma prevents many children from doing physical activities that require more effort.
A cold or cold is a condition of the upper respiratory tract, characterized by cough, discharge, mucus and nasal obstruction, which make it difficult for the child to breathe.Children and babies with colds present episodes of nasal obstruction, increased mucus and cough that can be associated with fever and general malaise in children and babies.
Sleeping through the night at once is sometimes an unattainable wish for parents who have young children when they are sick, sometimes the persistent cough of children that keeps them or us from sleeping. or the worry that their fever rises when they have a cold makes us spend the night in a sleep-candle, which invites us to get up every so often to find out how our baby is doing.
Because febrile seizures can be the first sign of illness, their prevention is often not possible. A febrile seizure does not mean that the child is not receiving proper care. Occasionally, a doctor may recommend giving diazepam to prevent or treat febrile seizures that occur more than once, but no medication is completely effective in preventing these types of seizures.
How many interesting talks come out of school about viruses and common diseases of our children! Some already known and others absolutely unexpected. A mother told me about her horrible experience when her three-year-old son, due to a fever from a common cold, suffered seizures.