The baby literally just came into the world, and doctors say that neonatal screening is needed. Young mothers who have not heard about this can be frightened by some manipulations with the child. If we say that everything will be fine and this is important for the baby, this is unlikely to calm my mom. You just need to explain how and why neonatal screening for newborns is done. I will talk about this in this article.
What is neonatal screening for newborns for?
Neonatal screening (NS) of newborns is included in the list of mandatory examinations in the maternity hospital. It can be carried out only after the parents give their consent. No way without it. Why is it needed and why should not refuse an examination?
Neonatal screening allows you to find out if a newborn has hereditary ailments. This includes: adrenogenital syndrome, galactosemia, congenital hypothyroidism, cystic fibrosis, phenylketonuria. I will not waste time with the readers of Imom.me, telling how they appear, lighten and heal. I’ll warn you that they are all dangerous for the baby’s life. Continue reading
Today I want to talk with you on the topic “fever of unknown origin.” This implies a high temperature, more than 38.3 degrees, which lasts more than 3 weeks. However, even a thorough examination does not give an answer to why it arose. Parents are worried, the child is suffering, so let’s figure it out now.
In the past, people believed that fever was something demonic and supernatural. They believed that it was necessary to get rid of it immediately. In the 18-19 centuries, many people died from yellow, purple, typhoid fever and dengue. The doctors of that time treated her as best they could, and often with wild methods. For example, they caused vomiting, sweating, or bleeding.
It’s good that medicine has gone far ahead. Modern people know that high fever is the body’s response to the disease, not the disease itself. When body temperature rises, it helps a person overcome infections. For example, 40-41 degrees slows the reproduction of viruses two hundred times. Also, it triggers the protective function of the immune system. More cells are released from the bone marrow into the bloodstream. The process occurs under the influence of the pattern of macrophages to cope with the absorption of bacteria. B cells produce more antibodies. Continue reading