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.
Infection of the nose triggered by the cold, the confined air, promiscuity ... With each clutter, the nose runs and closes. The transparent liquid, sometimes a little yellow, that runs out can disturb the child to breathe. Recommendation: empty your nostrils as much as possible with physiological saline or sprayed seawater.
Skin haemorrhage characterized by the appearance of small red spots in the skin that are often mistaken for an eruption. The distinction is made by stretching the skin: if it does not remove stains, it is a purpura. Symptoms of a platelet or vascular abnormality, there is no treatment except analgesics to calm the pain.
Presence of a red bead around the anus. It is actually a part of the rectum that comes out when the stool is expelled or when the child cries or coughs. It is most often a result of chronic constipation It resolves spontaneously, manually or under medical treatment. An intervention is rarely necessary.
It associates to varying degrees permanent plantar flexion, supination (movement by which the outer edge of the foot is raised) and adduction (movement that brings a limb closer to the plane of symmetry of the body) that carry the sole of the foot inwards. and the point inwards. The treatment of clubfoot requires physiotherapy (manipulation, splints) and must begin in the first days of life.
Pests infesting the head, and causing itching characteristic at the nape of the neck and behind the ears. Infestation is not a question of hygiene. Dirty hair as clean is appreciated lice without distinction. To eliminate them, chemical insecticides are aggressive, odorous and less and less effective due to the appearance of resistance.
A manual therapeutic method that can detect and release mechanical and emotional conditions that are printed on the body. Two techniques are possible: one functional, based on gentle compressions, the other structural where the osteopath increases the pressure on the tissue and restores the initial elasticity.
Tiny very fine white worms, 1/2 to 1 cm in length, quite similar to maggots, which live in the small intestine. Anal itching is typical of infestation, especially in the evening. To confirm the contamination, you can resort to a so-called Graham test or scotch test. It consists of sticking a piece of adhesive on the anal area and subjecting it to a microscopic examination in the laboratory.
Inflammation of the ear often consecutive to a rhinopharyngitis. Nasal fossae and ears are connected by a duct, the Eustachian tube. It is enough that it ignites during a nasopharyngitis to cause the spread of the virus to the ear. Your child may have a viral or bacterial ear infection.
As a result of trailing otitis, it infects the mastoid cavities, sometimes the bone itself. It is evoked in front of an otitis that does not heal, with associated signs (digestive disorders, persistent fever, abnormal eardrum). If the mastoiditis is not treated in time, an abscess can form behind the flag of the ear, which must be removed surgically.
Inflammation of the pharynx, frequently viral also called angina. The local pain is exacerbated on swallowing and is accompanied by more or less marked general signs (fever, fatigue). The treatment is based on taking analgesics, mouthwash and if pharyngitis becomes bacterial antibiotics.
Intense headaches, painful stiffness in the neck, vomiting are characteristic signs in the big child, while the infant simply shows his discomfort by acute cries, fever and an unusually tense fontanelle. The diagnosis is based on a lumbar puncture, to analyze the cerebrospinal fluid that will indicate whether it is a viral or bacterial meningitis.
Gluten intolerance (protein found in some cereals) that can be triggered at the time of dietary diversification or several months later. Loss of appetite, weight, bloated stomach and diarrhea are the symptoms of this intolerance. For the diagnosis, the doctor prescribes a blood test with antibody test, to be confirmed by an endoscopic bowel biopsy.
Caused by the bite of a tick, this disease is manifested by a local abscess, a fever, an enlargement of the ganglia, followed a few weeks later by immense fatigue and joint pains. If your child is stung, gently remove the bug with its rostrum, using a tick hook or a tweezers.
Abnormal proliferation of white blood cells in the spinal cord, spleen and lymph nodes. The onset of the disease is often brutal. In a few weeks, the child becomes very pale, is very tired, has fever. Other signs may appear: haemorrhages (digestive, nose, retina), swollen glands, abdominal or joint pain.