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Scarlet fever
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Scarlet fever

Contagious disease due to streptococcus. After an incubation of two to five days, the child becomes feverish and suffers from red, very painful angina. The rash is quite characteristic and settles in one push all over the body. The treatment is based on penicillin, which prevents joint and kidney complications.

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Mycosis

Infection of the skin due to microscopic fungi, often yeasts (see lily of the valley) or dermatophytes. The latter are transmitted between children, others are spread by an infected animal or the earth. These fungi are responsible for cutaneous lesions on the exposed areas and scalp lesions called ringworms.
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Stenosis of the pylorus

Anomaly characterized by an abnormally thin and elongated pyloric canal. The age of onset of vomiting is one of the best signs. It is around 2 months that the baby begins to vomit, while keeping his appetite. Vomiting is late after meals, abundant and jet. At the same time, weight loss is fast.
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Scabies

Parasitosis caused by a mite that deposits its eggs under the skin. Scabies is manifested by bulging, pruriginous vesicles, localized in the warm folds of the body (hands, buttocks, feet). The care goes through the local application of an insecticide. Everyone around must be treated. Bedding, clothes are to be enclosed in a plastic bag for twenty-four hours with pest control and washing the next day.
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Gastroenteritis

Inflammation of the stomach and intestine, causing abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. In toddlers, gastroenteritis needs to be treated quickly because it can cause severe dehydration. From the first symptoms, remove the meat and eggs, they give too much work to the digestive tract.
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Fasciatherapy

Manual medicine interested in the proper functioning of organs and more precisely tissues (fascias). The essence of fasciatherapy is to perceive the internal movement that animates organs, bones, tissues, to check their fluidity and if necessary to correct it. Ideal for treating gastro-oesophageal reflux and all tensions of the toddler.
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Mononucleosis

Viral disease, usually mild and occurs in small epidemics. The contamination passes through saliva. The disease presents as febrile angina accompanied by large and often painful ganglia. A blood test makes it possible to make the diagnosis. The healing is spontaneous and occurs after about fifteen days, at the cost of a significant fatigue and sometimes persistent.
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Diphtheria

Severe angina due to the Klebs-Loëffler bacillus, which has become exceptional in our country since vaccination. The infant of a vaccinated mother is immunized for about six months. To discover :
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Diabetes

It is due to the insufficiency of secretion of a pancreatic hormone, called insulin, which allows blood glucose to enter the cells and provide them with the necessary energy. When there is no insulin, the sugar accumulates in the blood, or even passes into the urine. It is an inherited disease, often revealed during a urine test where the presence of sugar is found.
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Imperforate anal

It results from an anomaly of development of the deep perineum. The rectum is interrupted in an impasse at the level of the muscular plane of the pelvic floor. The sphincter apparatus was not formed. The anomaly may concern only the development of the superficial perineum, without affecting the sphincters.
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Immune deficiency

The child's defenses use several categories of cells: white blood cells (polynuclear, lymphocytes and macrophages) responsible for devouring the microbes and B cells that produce antibodies (immunoglobulin A (Ig A) in the mucous membranes and Ig G throughout the body).
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Clogged lachrymal canal

Frequent in the newborn, this condition prevents the evacuation of tears to the nasal cavity. The main sign is permanent watering of one or both eyes. Regularly instill antiseptic eye drops by gently massaging the inner corner of the eye. If lachrymation persists, consult an ophthalmologist who will clear the canal with a small catheter.
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Fifth disease

Still called epidemic megalerythema, this eruptive disease is caused by a virus, parvovirus B19. After an incubation period of six to fifteen days, the eruption begins in the face and then gradually extends to the limbs where it forms red patches. The child may have a little fever, be tired.
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Heart Disease

Malformation of the heart present at birth and resulting from a defect of development during the embryonic period. Heart disease is located in the heart cavities or large vessels that leave the heart. It can be minimal or otherwise disturb heart function in the first days of life.
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Whooping cough

Bacterial infection beginning with a cold and a mild cough, leaving room after a few days for fifths, sometimes accompanied by apnea. In the baby, it can cause respiratory pauses. Since the baby is not protected by maternal antibodies, vaccination is recommended as soon as possible after 2 months.
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Epilepsy

Repetition of convulsive seizures outside a bout of fever. The child loses consciousness abruptly, falls then is agitated by rhythmic jerks of the limbs. His face is cyanotic. The crisis lasts a few minutes. When he awakes, he does not remember anything. Thanks to the establishment of antiepileptic treatment, the child can lead a school life and sports like the others.
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Immunostimulatory

Drugs supposed to stimulate the immune defenses and protect many winter infections. Since the end of 2005, they have been withdrawn from the sale. Health authorities have found that they have never been proven effective, while rare but serious side effects (some allergies) have been observed.
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Bronchitis

Viral infection located in the bronchi, which causes inflammation responsible for thick secretions. Because of its "full" and irritated bronchi, your child may have trouble breathing at night. Her oily cough, although disturbing, helps to evacuate the phlegm. The treatment uses paracetamol in case of fever and bronchial fluidifiers.
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Constipation

It is defined by hard or infrequent stools. Constipation occurs in a breast-fed baby with bowel movements less than twice a day, in a baby bottle-fed less than three times a week. For the little one, check that the reconstitution of the bottles is correct and replace once a day the usual water with a water rich in magnesium that will facilitate the transit.
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Appendicitis

Inflammation of the appendix, at the junction point between the small intestine and the large intestine (usually located in the lower right of the abdomen). The disease begins with pain located on the lower right side of the stomach, accompanied by nausea or vomiting. The child's attitude, his pale face, his right leg folded, indicate his degree of suffering, far removed from the classic stomach ache.
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Angina

Infection of the throat which includes the soft palate, the tonsils and the base of the tongue. The pain is severe and your child may have difficulty feeding for a few days. A rapid diagnostic test (strepto-test) allows the doctor to determine the nature of the angina. Viral, it is treated with an antiseptic spray and anesthetic.
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