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Case history: whooping cough, childhood infection

And if it falls into the remaining 30%, it will transferIts in a light form. So vaccination in any case will benefit. Such an infection, weakened after immunization, is usually hidden under the guise of a common cold.

To think of whooping cough it is necessary, if at the coldThe child has some unusual cough - exhausting, turning into attacks, during which the child, gasping for breath, sucks in the air, strains, flushes and painfully clears throat viscous transparent slime. This is the reason to do a bacteriological analysis! A test smear is taken from the back of the pharynx using a sterile tampon. If it reveals a pertussis wand - Bordetella pertussis, the diagnosis is confirmed. This disease is transmitted by airborne droplets. When the patient speaks, sneezes and especially coughs, along with the smallest droplets of saliva and mucus, hundreds of thousands of pathogens are thrown into the air. Previously whooping cough was considered a child infection. Now they are increasingly ill people of middle and old age who have lost post-vaccination immunity. And the danger of infection in preschool children has expanded!

In the first 10 days the patient is most contagious! He continues to spread the wand of pertussis in the next 2 weeks. The causative agent of this disease exposes the strongest toxin, which irritates the nerve endings of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. They bombard the respiratory center in the brain with pulses, forming a stagnant focus of excitement and including a cough reflex, hence the convulsive cough. His prolonged seizures, increasing by night, cause oxygen starvation - hypoxia. It is very important to protect the baby's brain from its destructive effects! Use for this dibazol in doses matched by the doctor, as well as vitamins A, B, C and E. Coughing seizures are removed by breastfeeding No. 2 and potion with euphyllin and potassium iodide-it is prepared in a pharmacy under the prescription of a doctor. Note: this infection behaves most aggressively in the autumn-winter period, and the wave of mass morbidity rolls about once every three years. This year, its next peak is expected. Usually, 14-20 days after infection, the patient has the first signs of whooping cough - stubborn perspiration in the throat and a slight dry cough. The state of health at the same time remains tolerable, so people continue to go to work, travel in transport, spreading the infection.

Child himself a barometer

Does the kid react to the weather? Try to find out the cause of meteotropic reactions and take action.

♦ Immaturity of the adaptive mechanisms of the nervousSystem. Because of this, every 10th healthy child complains of a headache at meteorologically unfavorable days, is easily excited and quickly gets tired. To a child less dependent on the vagaries of the weather, do not allow deviations from the regime of the day, violating the biorhythms of the child's body.

♦ Neurological problems that persist from infancy (eg, perinatal encephalopathy), craniocerebral trauma and other disorders of the nervous system.

A perverted reaction to the weather is a typical symptom of these conditions. Walk more with a crumb in the fresh air - the influx of oxygen increases the stability of the nervous system to weather changes.

♦ The first physiological stretching. The period of rapid growth, beginning closer to 6 years, leads to the restructuring of adaptation mechanisms and sharpens the sensitivity of the baby to the weather. Accustom the baby to morning exercises. Made with pleasure and so that the child sweats and feels a slight fatigue, it mobilizes the internal forces that lead to a normal state.

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