Archive for the ‘Baby Health Care’ Category
What is the treatment?
The treatment differs according to age. In children older than one year are sometimes given antibiotics to reduce the duration of the disease and slow the spread to the environment.
In children under 1 year is often the hospital to better control the hydration of the baby, suck bronchial secretions and administer oxygen. Antibiotics are used in cases of secondary infection by other bacteria.
Preventive treatment is very important in this disease. Should be treated with antibiotics (macrolides) to all persons who have been in contact with a patient. Read the rest of this entry »
What is pertussis or whooping cough?
The pertussis, commonly called whooping cough, is an infectious, highly contagious, caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.
It can be serious in children under two years.
Once cured gives lifelong immunity. It has now become a rare disease as are routinely vaccinated population.
Suffer from the under 6 months who have not yet fully vaccinated (3 doses at 2, 4 and 6 months, with a booster at 18 months).
The incubation period is 7 to 15 days after contact with the germ and the disease lasts 4 to 6 weeks for complete healing.
The child ends up exhausted, weight loss, and coughing that will not let you sleep or feed.
In infants under 6 months is a very serious disease that often requires hospitalization and resulting complications can be fatal. Read the rest of this entry »
The immunization schedule can vary from country to country but broadly applied vaccines are the same and the same age. The data below refer to the Calendar Argentine Argentina Vaccines and Pediatrics Society.
• BCG (Tuberculosis)
Apply the first dose during the 1st. month of life, a brace folding after 6 years and a second brace folding at 16. Protects against tuberculosis.
• Anti hepatitis B
Apply the first dose during the 1st. month of life, the second dose to the 2nd. month, the third dose in the 6th. months. Protects against hepatitis B.
• oral Sabin (Polio)
The first dose is applied to the 2nd. month, the second dose to the 4th. month and the third dose to the 6th. months. Then apply a first booster at 18 months and a second booster at 6 years. Protects against polio. Read the rest of this entry »