Heat stroke is a dangerous condition for both a child and an adult. As many as three different diseases can develop from overheating of the body. In addition to heat stroke, conditions such as heat exhaustion and cramps can occur. Each of the three diseases has its own symptoms and slightly different models of first aid. In this article we will talk about how to help a child with heat stroke.
Heat stroke: symptoms
Heat stroke is the most formidable condition for the body. Because of it, the child may die or receive serious damage to vital organs. Most affected are children under 4 years old, as well as older people aged 65 years and older. The main symptoms of heat stroke include: Continue reading
Roseola in children is an acute disease that infants are susceptible to. Normally, it passes on its own in 6 days, hence the name “sixth disease”. Roseola or sudden exanthema is one of the most mysterious childhood diseases on the planet. A few decades ago, its symptoms were attributed to other diseases. It was possible to study it in detail only in the 20th century. Until now, neither scientists nor doctors have been able to prove the role of any of the pathogens. However, it is known that most cases of roseola in children are a primary infection caused by herpes virus types 6 and 7. It usually develops at an early age. This is due to the fact that up to 12 months of life, antibodies to this virus have 60-90% of children, and by 3-5 years – already 100%. Continue reading
Hemolytic disease of the newborn (GBN) is a pathological condition that is accompanied by massive decay of red blood cells. This is due to incompatibility due to the Rh factor, blood type, or other rarer reasons. As you understand, the hemolytic disease of the newborn is a medical conflict between the mother and the baby. In that article, you will learn how GMD develops and how it is treated.
Rhesus conflict and HDN
Rhesus factor (Rh), in simple terms, is a specific protein (D-antigen). It is located on the surface of red blood cells. If it is present, then Rh + is absent, then Rh -. Rhesus conflict develops if the mother has a negative blood type, and the baby has a positive one. Continue reading