Restless legs syndrome in children (RLS), also called Willis-Ekbom disease, is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by an urgent need to move the legs in resting situations and which disappears when the body is in motion. These complaints are worse at the end of the day, especially at night, and are relieved by movement.
Category Childhood illnesses
Constipation is a disorder characterized by the difficulty or inability of a person to have a bowel movement. During the first months of a baby's life, both the coordination between the movements of his bowel as well as the relaxation of the sphincter of his anus, is not very efficient or has not matured enough.
The flu is an infectious disease caused by a virus called Influenza (there are four types of virus). It affects both adults and children (between 20 and 30 of the child population). Like other illnesses caused by viruses, the flu cannot be treated. All that can be offered to the patient is symptomatic treatment.
Mornings in any house where there are children can be chaos: breakfast, teeth, clothes, backpack ... We are always in a hurry and, therefore, sometimes, parents take the easy way: catch the car or public transport to get to school before the door closes.
During pregnancy, the baby can be monitored by ultrasound to see that he has all his limbs and organs, to rule out any congenital defects, to make sure that his heart is working perfectly and, even now, with new technology, the traits can be appreciated almost perfect facials.
There are animals in nature that look very tender and make you want to live with them, that feeling is stronger in children, however, some are usually dangerous, this is one of those cases. We talk about rodents and fever and pulmonary syndrome in children caused by Hantavirus, the virus that is transmitted from these animals to humans.
A few years ago, at the end of the summer of 2018, there was an increase in pediatric patients with acute flaccid myelitis, so in anticipation of this season it is important that both parents and medical personnel are aware and aware of this pathology, to receive treatment adequate and early rehabilitation.
Some parents consult me about something that is very frequent, that has happened to them and that they & 39; fear & 39; that can happen to your children. The fact of going to the dentist and the doctor, as soon as they see their teeth, tells them that they have had chickenpox and that there are consequences for their enamel. It is something of first shocking, but that we are going to explain, and it is that chickenpox can affect the oral health of children.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a very common viral infection in childhood. It is very frequent and, although it is usually benign, on many occasions it generates uncertainty that we will solve today. These are the most frequent doubts of parents about the hand-foot-mouth virus. It is a viral infection, produced by different viruses of the enterovirus family (mainly the Coxsackie virus).
Fever is one of the most frequent situations that parents will have with their little ones. In general, parents are always scared when the temperature of the little ones rises, but fever is the body's response to a possible infection (small viruses enter our body and the body rises to cope with them), to some disease virus, or even the reaction of a vaccine or excess clothing that the child is wearing.
Before the baby is born, many mothers learn how to take care of it and take care of it when we get home. One of the activities that gives us the most excitement, although also some anguish, is the moment of bathing our baby for the first time. Although it is not necessary to do it daily, some mothers do it very frequently, bringing health problems for the little one, and there are many health problems for babies due to frequent bathing.
Because breathing is an involuntary act, sometimes we do not realize if we are doing it properly. Something similar happens to babies and, unconsciously, the child breathes through the mouth and not through the nose, bringing a series of pathologies with negative consequences for their health. Do you want to know them?
Skin lesions are pathologies that are often confused with each other, so it is important to consult with specialists to define the diagnosis and receive the appropriate treatment for their eradication. One of these diseases is called scabies, which deserves to be diagnosed quickly to treat it properly and avoid complications.
Specialists in pediatric dentistry insist on the importance of both parents and health professionals being well informed about the oral health of children. And it is that perhaps we are not aware that examining the mouth of children, we can know how is the health of our children.
Omeprazole is an acid secretion inhibitor drug produced by the stomach. It is a drug widely consumed by the general population, belonging to the group of proton pump inhibitors. For several months a certain alarm has arisen among civil society in relation to the possible side effects that it could generate.
In summer our skin and our health in general are exposed to diseases typical of this time of year. The climate changes and our habits and routines change, but the atmosphere is also transformed and elements very dangerous to our health begin to invade us. Have you heard of the tiger mosquito?
When summer arrives, high temperatures rise and with this heat diseases also appear in children typical of this season: gastroenteritis, pharyngotonsillitis, conjunctivitis ... How does summer affect the health of children? During the summer children are more vulnerable to infections or other pathologies, since there is a change of environment and diet.
In my experience as a pediatrician, conjunctivitis is a fairly common pathology in children, especially when there are flu, catarrhal or other pathologies, but it is important to determine its cause, since the treatment differs according to its cause. Today in this article we are going to focus on bacterial conjunctivitis in children.
Summer comes, and the weather turns hot. We immediately associate it with sunscreen, glasses, shorts, umbrella ... Summer is extremely charming because it is enjoyed with the family, especially outdoors, but since not everything is pink, there is also something that we know is a bit difficult to avoid: the most common diseases in babies and children during the summer, and all because of the change in the weather
It is very unfortunate that during childhood there may be a disease, which if not detected in time can cause serious neurological damage and even death to children under 5 years of age.This pathology that I want to talk to you about today is known as Syndrome of West and I want to tell you the signs that alert parents to West syndrome in children.
The tongue is one of the organs that we use the most, since with it and thanks to it we can talk, chew, eat, taste ... But also, the tongue is an indicator of how well our children are. Do you take a look at this part of your little one's body often? Have you ever seen something that has upset or scared you?