Elevated blood monocytes in a child
Monocytes are the largest of all white blood cells and play an important role in protecting the child's body from germs and inflammation. The level of these cells in the…

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Lose the taste of life: the main symptoms of depression
The term depression is often used in relation to a depressed state. But in fact, this is a serious mental disorder that requires immediate professional treatment. In some cases, it…

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Signs of depriving a child. Causes and treatment of the disease
Noticing any oddities with the skin of a child, one can suspect signs of lichen. This disease affects people at any age. By this word is meant dermatosis caused by…

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Roseola in children: what is the “sixth disease”

Roseola in children is an acute disease that infants are susceptible to. Normally, it passes on its own in 6 days, hence the name “sixth disease”. Roseola or sudden exanthema is one of the most mysterious childhood diseases on the planet. A few decades ago, its symptoms were attributed to other diseases. It was possible to study it in detail only in the 20th century. Until now, neither scientists nor doctors have been able to prove the role of any of the pathogens. However, it is known that most cases of roseola in children are a primary infection caused by herpes virus types 6 and 7. It usually develops at an early age. This is due to the fact that up to 12 months of life, antibodies to this virus have 60-90% of children, and by 3-5 years – already 100%.

Causes of Roseola

Sudden exanthema can develop at any time of the year. Most often, it attacks the children’s body in the spring and autumn. Unlike other exanthems, with this type of disease it is rarely possible to prevent a child from contact with sick people. Like other herpes viruses, exanthema pathogens are transmitted through touch, hugs, kisses, the common use of household items and personal hygiene. Continue reading

A child grinds his teeth in a dream: reasons. Creaks in the afternoon
There are various reasons why a child grinds his teeth in his sleep. There are similar incidents in the afternoon, when the child is awake. What does this behavior mean?…

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Neonatal screening of newborns. Mandatory examination in the hospital
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…

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Problems with the stool of the newborn. How does the baby’s intestines function?
Newborn stool is the most talked about topic among young parents. If it is not difficult for us to understand our “deeds”, then with children everything is different. Moms look…

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Roseola in children: what is the "sixth disease"
Roseola in children is an acute disease that infants are susceptible to. Normally, it passes on its own in 6 days, hence the name “sixth disease”. Roseola or sudden exanthema…

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