The coronavirus pandemic changed our lives completely, since we not only had to isolate ourselves in our homes, doing quarantine, but also carry out a series of preventive measures to avoid the spread of the virus between the same family and with other people outside her. Among these measures: wear a mask to reduce contagion.
Category Childhood illnesses
The spread of the coronavirus is causing events to be canceled worldwide where the agglomeration of people is expected. A measure that tries to avoid the spread of this disease. This fact has caused the alarm to have jumped among some parents who see in the return to school or in the late school year a risk that their child may contract this virus when many students attend the same class.
The new 2019 coronavirus strain nCoV, which was discovered last December in the city of Wuhan China, so far reaches the number of more than 24,000 thousand people infected, almost 500 people dead and continues to rage, as Chinese doctors discovered the risk of contagion of coronavirus to the baby in pregnancy.
Surely you've heard of the coronavirus but, despite its name being a bit scary, is it really that dangerous for children? We have raised all the doubts with the childcare pediatrician Carla Estrada to learn a little more about the coronavirus, its symptoms, causes, treatment and how it affects the little ones in the house.
The immune system is vital for our body and more so in the infant stage. When I refer to the immune system, I am talking about the body's defense system and I cannot help but imagine millions of cells in our body, as well as many organs, carrying shields and swords to defend us from the microorganisms that want to attack us and that can produce many diseases if that defense system is weak or does not work.
The coronavirus is an RNA virus, that is, it is a virus enveloped with a single-stranded RNA genome. In humans, they can cause a variety of diseases, ranging from the common cold to SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). It is so called because when observed in the microscope it is observed as a crown.
After a vegetative operation, the child has a sore throat and, therefore, facing a plate of food is not among his best plans. But how it must be fed for a proper recovery, we are going to tell you what are the best foods that you can offer to a child who has undergone vegetative surgery.
Appendicitis is a disease that cannot be prevented and that no child is safe from suffering from it. Knowing the causes that produce it, the signs that can alert us to a blockage of the appendix and, in turn, what the recovery of children is like is vital. These are the foods that children can eat after an operation for appendicitis.
Have you heard of Lyme disease? It is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of a tick infected with a bacteria. This bacteria contaminates the tick and, when it bites humans, it can cause Lyme disease. Although the incidence is very low (only 1 to 3 of the people who are bitten by this tick can contract the disease) it is the main disease caused by ticks.
It is estimated that around 20 people will get the flu each season, especially children, but what are the most common ways of getting the flu in children? The flu is a highly contagious, infectious respiratory disease caused by the flu virus (called influenza virus).
Bronchiolitis in children and babies is an acute respiratory disease, common in the first years of life, in which the bronchioles, the terminal part of the bronchi, are affected. To prevent this disease in infants and children, pediatricians emphasize prolonged breastfeeding, pay attention to the main symptoms of bronchiolitis in children and infants.
Celiac disease is not an allergy or food intolerance, but is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1 of the population, although many of these patients are not diagnosed or are not correctly diagnosed, since several of the symptoms of celiac disease they can be confused with other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract such as irritable bowel (or colon) syndrome.
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory process of unknown origin that can affect any part of the digestive tract, although it tends to focus on the final part of the small intestine or the large intestine. Unfortunately, as it is a chronic disease, it can appear on multiple occasions throughout life, which is why it is important to have the correct dietary guidelines.
Clara can't speak, but her smile says it all. The 4-year-old was diagnosed with Angelman syndrome a few months after she was born and, because of this, one of the barriers she faces every day is the absence of speech. However, thanks to technology, he has regained his voice, or rather, the ability to communicate with his family.
Many parents confuse a cold with the flu because many of the symptoms are similar. However, they are totally different diseases and we must learn to differentiate them. In both there are symptoms such as headache or fever, but both have some peculiarities that distinguish one from the other.
Every year in winter comes the dreaded flu epidemic, a disease as contagious as it is exhausting because those who suffer from it are forced to lie in bed devoured by viruses. Sometimes we tend to label common colds or colds as flu because they are very annoying, however, they are different diseases and involve different treatments.
In general, the flu is not a serious illness. Children have a fever, runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, vomiting, and / or diarrhea. They spend a regular week, but in the end they heal without problems. However, sometimes the flu can be complicated, especially in younger children, and in those with chronic underlying diseases, such as asthma or immunodeficiencies.
Seasonal flu is characterized by a small annual mutation of the Influenza virus. The onset of this disease can be prevented with the administration of a vaccine to patients belonging to risk groups (children, the elderly and adults with heart disease, diabetes, weak immune systems.