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Crusts of milk
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Crusts of milk

This dermatitis sits on the scalp where it forms rashes, scales or yellowish crusts unattractive. The crusts should normally fall on their own. To help them, apply a little sweet almond oil in the evening. In the morning, wash with an antiseptic lotion. If the scabs persist, get a shampoo from your pediatrician and paint your baby with a soft brush.

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Phimosis

When the foreskin is tight or too long and adheres to the glans, so much so that the capping is impossible, we speak of phimosis. The latter is considered physiological at birth because the preputial space (between the foreskin and the glans) is still incompletely formed in 80% of newborns and only the urinary orifice is visible.
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Molluscum contagiosum

Small growths of flesh resembling pearls of a white or pink color a few millimeters in diameter, to bring together warts. Treatment with liquid nitrogen and curettage abortion, performed by a dermatologist, is the best (but painful) way to remove them. Apply anesthetic ointment one hour before to anesthetize the affected areas.
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Hydrocele

Excess fluid in the envelope surrounding the testicle. This incident, common in premature babies, presents no danger for the testis. The resorption is spontaneous. To discover :
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Intestinal intussusception

Intussusception is a sudden fit of a portion of intestine in the next part, a little like a glove that is returned. It can occur in the baby between 4 and 9 months, most often in a boy and is a surgical emergency. To discover :
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Hypospadias

Poor position of the orifice of the urethra, which is not at the end of the penis, but at different levels. A particularity neither serious nor painful, just a little boring because your little boy pee twisted. This small malformation is surgically treated. There is no urgency to practice it, you can wait until the age of 18 months.
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Hernias

Outcrops of a portion of the viscera through a weaker region of the abdominal wall. They are of several types: - the umbilical hernia: it is explained by the excessive width of the umbilical ring which did not close after the birth. It disappears spontaneously around the age of 5-6 years.
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Nodes

Small organs grouped at very precise intersections of the lymphatic way. Spherical in shape, they are the seat of antibody formation. The appearance of lymph nodes in a given area usually reflects the existence of an infection. More info on the ganglia To discover:
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Hiccough

Spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm - the muscle that separates the thorax from the abdomen - after a sudden absorption of an excess of air. All babies have hiccups, especially the first few months, and more readily, the bottle-fed baby than the breast-fed baby. If your child has hiccup all the time, help him to drink his meal more calmly, do not wait too long, think also to tilt the bottle so that the pacifier fills with milk and not air.
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9th month exam

Assessment of health on the sensory and psychomotor level. This health check is part of mandatory medical visits, reimbursed 100% by social security. It is practiced when your child is between 8 and 10 months old. Mandatory, it is the subject of a medical certificate which determines the sending of the second part of the postnatal allowances.
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Miliary

Small white pimples on the forehead, nose and cheeks. Frequent in infants, they are due to sweat glands that secrete sweat. They clog up, causing grains on the surface of the skin. It is often a family trend. Clean your baby's face with thermal water.
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Nappy rash

The skin of your baby is particularly sensitive to aggression. Prolonged contact of urine and stool, the use of irritating toilet products weakens the skin. The erythema appears most frequently in the groin, sometimes extends to the lower abdomen and on the upper thighs.
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Cold

When the temperature drops, the blood vessels are narrowed. And the extremities of the limbs are less well irrigated. Hands and feet are exposed to frostbite if they are poorly protected. Some parts of the face may have the same fate: nose, chin, ears blush as soon as the thermometer goes down.
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Tired

Most babies suffer from sleep deprivation: they go to bed late for their age and get up very early to adjust to their parents' lifestyle. The first days at the nursery can be tiring, the time for your child to get used to new heads, noise, new schedules.
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Cleft lip

Consequence of a lack of "sticking" of the buds of the face at the beginning of the 2nd month of pregnancy. The cleft of the upper lip can sit on one or both sides, be isolated or be in continuity with a cleft of the palate. Today, his diagnosis is made before birth with ultrasound.
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Seborrheic dermatitis

Red plates covered with small, light skin slightly oily at the root of the eyebrows, on the eyelids, the wings of the nose and sometimes the neck. They are due to a yeast (kind of mushroom) usually present on the skin but which begins to proliferate on the fatty areas. Apply a care based on zinc oxide and copper sulphate which have antifungal action.
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Eczema

Dermatosis of allergic origin, occurring spontaneously on a predisposed ground, often family, after the first trimester of the life. The skin is dry, red, rough. The itching is important, even unbearable. In the infant, the eczema reaches the face, then around two years is preferably housed in the folds of the limbs and symmetrically.
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24th month exam

Third compulsory examination of the child, it evaluates growth, motor and sensory abilities. This is the opportunity to ask all the questions that are tapping on food, vaccinations, language ... To discover:
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Iron

Largely contained in hemoglobin, it serves the enzymatic and metabolic functions necessary for the renewal of red blood cells and the transfer of oxygen to the organs. The newborn has iron reserves, transfused via the umbilical cord and in which he will draw the first 4 months.
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Swallowing

In place as soon as the intrauterine life, swallowing is perfectly raked at birth. Gradually this primary swallowing gives way to secondary school. The tip of the tongue rests on the papillae of the anterior part of the palate, the lips and cheeks are motionless and the teeth are tight. During this mechanism, the tongue by its support on the palate helps its good development.
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Dislocation of the hip

On examination, the head of the femur emerges from its cavity, accompanied by a movement of projection. Too much looseness of the joints predisposes to the disease. Distrust if your family has ever suffered. Certain regions of France, like Brittany, are more affected by this pathology without exact reason.
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