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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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Leiner-moussous (disease of)

Complication of diaper rash, which then extends to the folds of the buttocks, genitals, abdomen, scalp, or even the whole body. Illness without gravity, it disappears thanks to applications of calming ointment and the establishment of rigorous hygiene. To discover :
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Giardiasis

Intestinal parasitosis, caused by worms called lambli a or giardia. Ingested by mistake, they are responsible for abdominal pain or diarrhea. Contamination is through dirty hands or under-washed food. An antiparasite will be prescribed for one week. To discover :
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Intertrigo

Infection of the folds, located in the neck, groin and behind the ears. It is prevented by a toilet and a rigorous drying. If the folds tend to dry out, apply sweet almond oil. However, if they tend to ooze, wash with soap and water, rinse and apply eosin in aqueous solution, to renew as soon as the product is removed by the toilet.
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Cow's milk protein intolerance

Inadequate reaction of the immune system, resulting in eczema, repeated otitis or digestive disorders. In babies under 1 year of age, only 20% of the CMLA (cow's milk protein allergy) are immediate. The treatment comes down to the complete elimination of cow's milk. The milk is replaced by a hydrolyzate of proteins, that is to say that its molecules have been fragmented to be better supported.
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Laryngitis

Inflammation of the larynx where the vocal cords are. As a result, your child has a hoarse voice, accompanied by a hoarse cough. If he coughs a lot, moisten the air: place a pan of boiling water in his room, or open the hot water faucet in your bathtub and sit down for a few minutes with him in the bathroom.
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Impetigo

Contagious skin infection that occurs during the hot season, whose transmission is favored by a lack of hygiene. The rash is in the form of bubbles covered with yellowish crusts, mainly on the face. Local disinfection with antiseptic soap and the application of an antibiotic cream are the best treatment.
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Mumps

Contagious infantile disease, it is manifested by inflammation of the parotid glands (located behind the ears) that become swollen and painful. The child is febrile and sometimes suffers from headaches and abdominal pain. The treatment is exclusively aimed at alleviating the symptoms.
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Bowel obstruction

A rare phenomenon in children, which is characterized by the obstruction of the digestive tract. It is manifested by vomiting, a stool and gas stagnation because of an impassable obstacle on the course of the intestine. The treatment is surgical. To discover :
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Myopathy

Genetically transmissible muscle disease. There are several varieties. Their evolution and severity depend on the type of disease. Myopathies can cause a deterioration of motor skills - loss of walking -, heart and respiratory functions ... More about myopathy To discover:
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Hypoglycemia

Decreased blood sugar level. Hypoglycaemia is found in the premature infant, the baby of small weight or born of diabetic mother. The best prevention is early feeding or even glucose infusion if the baby can not eat. Too low blood sugar is manifested by tiredness and headaches when waking up, agitation at night and alternating drowsiness and aggression.
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Hepatitis

Inflammation of the liver due to different viruses (A, B, or C). It is recognized by jaundice coloring the conjunctiva, the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet. Your child is tired, has nausea, his liver is painful. The disorders disappear under the effect of medical treatment. Hepatitis A is benign, while hepatitis B and C require prolonged surveillance.
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Homeopathy

Therapeutic method of treating evil with evil or something similar to it. Second principle: the infinitesimal. That is, to reduce the toxicity of the substances used so as not to aggravate the symptoms. Hence the use of dilution. Medicine at moderate cost, non-toxic and without side effects, it can not do without consultations with a homeopathic doctor, who will give you the best advice.
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Incubation

Time between which the child contracts an illness and the expression of this condition. Incubation times for different childhood diseases are variable. Whooping cough: 8 to 14 days, mumps: 14 to 25 days, measles: 8 to 14 days, rubella: 14 to 21 days, scarlet fever: 1 to 5 days, chickenpox: 17 to 21 days.
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Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland secretes hormones essential for the proper functioning of the brain, heart and growth. It is to say how a deficiency of these hormones is detrimental to the good development of the baby. Screening for hypothyroidism is done routinely at the maternity ward, along with the Guthrie test, by drawing blood from the heel.
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Guthrie (test of)

Blood test (a few drops of blood are taken by stinging on the heel) practiced during the first days of life at the maternity ward to detect some rare but serious diseases: Phenylketonuria Congenital hypothyroidism Sickle cell disease Congenital adrenal hyperplasia Cystic fibrosis More info on Guthrie's test To discover:
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Influenza

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.
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Icterus

Banal, physiological manifestation, which appears on the second or third day of life, increases in intensity until the fifth day before disappearing gradually. Jaundice translates immature liver that can not degrade all bilirubin, resulting from the regular destruction of red blood cells.
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Haemophilia

Genetic disease, transmitted by the mother, which is manifested by a deficiency of clotting factor. More common in boys, it often occurs after an injury or a fall with a large hematoma. The treatment aims to treat both hematomas and haemorrhages. It is essentially done by injecting the missing coagulation factor (factor 8).
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Urinary infection

In the baby, we think of a urinary infection in front of an unexplained fever or an abnormal weight curve. In the larger child, the signs of urinary infection or cystitis are immediately suggestive: painful, painful, frequent urination, abdominal pain. The disease may have no obvious cause or result from an infection or malformation of the urinary tract.
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Ethmoiditis

In the baby, infection of the cavities located on each side of the nose (which will later become the sinuses). Ethmoiditis results in high fever, purulent nose and eyelid edema. Antibiotic therapy is imposed urgently. To discover :
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