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Nasopharyngitis
Diseases

Nasopharyngitis

Inflammation of the vegetations that occupy almost all the nasopharynx, a crossroads area located between the nose and the throat. The child is clogged with thick mucus that it is difficult to evacuate by blowing and will stagnate at the entrance to the throat. Regular nose washing with saline will help to drain the nasal cavity and the nasopharynx.

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Diseases

Cold

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.
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Purpura

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.
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Rectal prolapse

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.
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Diseases

Clubfoot

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.
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Pityriasis versicolor

Dermatosis characterized by an eruption of small brownish spots or discolored, rounded and scaly. The causative agent is a yeast normally present on the surface of the skin. Local applications of antifungals overcome them in a few weeks. To discover :
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Basic pharmacy

It must include antipyretics, analgesics, ointments against bumps and itching, intestinal disinfectants, sun products. More information on the basic pharmacy To discover:
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Lice

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.
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Diseases

Paracentesis

Perforation of the tympanic membrane with a special needle, in case of acute, purulent or serous otitis media. This gesture, performed under anesthesia, allows the pus to evacuate. The eardrum heals on its own. To discover :
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Paracetamol

Reference medicine, used as first-line treatment for pain and fever. The administration is oral (powder to be reconstituted) at the recommended doses, 60 mg / kg / day to be divided into 4 doses, or about 15 mg / kg every six hours. To discover :
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Osteopathy

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.
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Diseases

Pinworms

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.
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Cystic fibrosis

Hereditary disease affecting the bronchi, pancreas and sweat glands. The treatment combines respiratory physiotherapy, antibiotics and a suitable diet. Screening at birth is now routine in France, which allows early treatment. More info on cystic fibrosis.
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Otitis

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.
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Mastoiditis

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.
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Diseases

Torsion twist

It's a surgical emergency. The stock market becomes brutally very painful, hot, red and has a volume increase. The vomiting begins to appear. The intervention must take place as quickly as possible. See diseases around the sex of the child To discover:
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Pharyngitis

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.
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Meningitis

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.
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Celiac disease

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.
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Lyme disease

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.
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Leukemia

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.
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