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January 1, 2013 by getbabytosleep Leave a Comment Baby ear infections are one of the most frequent ailments to affect newborns, second only to the common cold. An ear infection is often hard to diagnose as a parent, but you’ll probably be aware that something is wrong. Fever defined as a temperature of 100.3 or above, ideally taken using an accurate digital thermometer. If you suspect that your child has an ear infection, the best thing is to take him or her to the pediatrician. If it’s the middle of the night, all you can hope to do is make your baby comfortable. From my own non-medical experience (as a parent) and from reading up on this topic, I can offer some suggestions to help you prevent future ear infections for your baby. Have hand sanitizer within reach at all times, especially while out in public, and use it liberally. Anything that your baby touches will be on his finger and then in his mouth within ten seconds.
Some of these may seem a bit harsh – you might feel uncomfortable asking your mother-in-law to wash her hands before picking up her grandchild. Make sure you stock up with everything you need to head off a major cold before it gets going. If you like this article, you might want to subscribe by e-mail or RSS so that you’re notified when new content is posted.
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Symptoms of measles, or rubeola, often include a runny or stuffy nose, fever, fatigue, coughing and sneezing within a week or two of being infected.
Many people confuse the symptoms of measles with other conditions such as colds and flu until the rash of spots appears that starts on the head and works its way down the body. It's important to differentiate measles from German measles as they are two different diseases from totally different viruses. If a pregnant woman has German measles and passes it to her fetus, the result could be congenital rubella syndrome, which is the medical name given when a fetus is infected with the disease. Several years ago when I was in college, there was a measles outbreak on the campus of a major university in my state. Lymph nodes are found all over the body and important component of the immune system since they help the body fight germs and other foreign substances.
Autoimmune conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and HIV can also lead to the development of swollen lymph nodes that can be tender and painful. Swollen lymph nodes can be a symptom that there is something wrong with some parts of the body which can be caused by infections such as infection of the ear, abscessed tooth, common cold, gingivitis, mononucleosis, tonsillitis and infection of the skin.
Massage helps stimulate the lymph nodes to function normally and also lessens the swelling and accumulation of impurities in the nodes. Another way is mixing a tablespoon of raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar and place a few drops of honey in a glass of water.
A swollen elbow joint is usually caused by an injury to the joint or surrounding soft tissues such as the ligaments, muscles and tendons.
Introduction  There are many cases in which you hit your toe on an object or dropped something heavy on it, resulting in a broken toe.
Malaria is caused by parasites in the blood called a€?plasmodia.a€? They are transmitted through the bite of anopheline mosquitoes. In areas with very high malaria transmission, malaria is a major cause of death in children. Measles contributes to malnutrition because it causes diarrhoea, high fever and mouth ulcers. Check to see if the child has a history of fever, feels hot or has a temperature of 37.5A°C or above. If the child has NO fever (by history, feel, or measured temperature of 37.5A°C or above), ask about the next main symptom, ear problem. If the child HAS fever (by history, feel, or measured temperature of 37.5A°C or above), assess the child for additional signs related to fever. For example, in the Gambia during the rainy season, conditions are favourable for mosquitoes to breed. If a child lives in a low or no malaria risk area, you may need to ask an additional question - Has the child travelled outside this area within the last 2 weeks?
Measles damages the childa€™s immune system and leaves the child at risk for other infections for many weeks. While you talk with the mother during the assessment, look to see if the child moves and bends his neck easily as he looks around.
If you did not see any movement, or if you are not sure, draw the childa€™s attention to his umbilicus or toes. If you still have not seen the child bend his neck himself, ask the mother to help you lie the child on his back.
To classify a child as having measles, the child with fever must have a generalized rash AND one of the following signs: cough, runny nose, or red eyes. There are two possible classifications for fever in an area with high malaria risk: VERY SEVERE FEBRILE DISEASE, and MALARIA (see Example 10). If a child with fever has any general danger sign or a stiff neck, classify the child as having VERY SEVERE FEBRILE DISEASE. A child with fever and any general danger sign or stiff neck may have meningitis, severe malaria (including cerebral malaria) or sepsis.
Because the child has a fever (by history, feels hot, or temperature 37.5A°C or above) in a high malaria risk area, classify the child as having MALARIA.
There are three possible classifications for fever in an area with low malaria risk: VERY SEVERE FEBRILE DISEASE, MALARIA, and FEVER - MALARIA UNLIKELY (see Example 11). When the risk of malaria is low, a child with fever and NO runny nose, NO measles and NO other cause of fever, is classified as having MALARIA. If the child does not have signs of VERY SEVERE FEBRILE DISEASE or of MALARIA, look at the last row. There are two possible classifications for fever in an area with no malaria risk: VERY SEVERE FEBRILE DISEASE, and FEVER - MALARIA UNLIKELY (see Example 12).


In areas with no malaria risk, if the child has not travelled to a low or high malaria risk area in the last 2 weeks, and if the child has no signs of VERY SEVERE FEBRILE DISEASE, look at the last row.
A child who has the main symptom a€?fevera€? and measles now (or within the last 3 months) is classified both for fever and for measles. There are three possible classifications for measles: SEVERE COMPLICATED MEASLES, MEASLES WITH EYE OR MOUTH COMPLICATIONS and MEASLES (see Example 13). If the child has any general danger sign, clouding of cornea, or deep or extensive mouth ulcers, classify the child as having SEVERE COMPLICATED MEASLES. If there is clouding of the cornea, or pus draining from the eye, apply tetracycline ointment.
If the child has pus draining from the eye, or mouth ulcers which are not deep or extensive, classify the child as having MEASLES WITH EYE OR MOUTH COMPLICATIONS. Identifying and treating measles complications early in the infection can prevent many deaths. A child with measles now or within the last 3 months and with none of the complications listed in the pink (top) or yellow (middle) rows is classified as having MEASLES. As you assess and classify fever, circle the signs found and write the classification(s) on the case recording form (see Example 14). The health worker asked, a€?Does the child have diarrhoea?a€? The mother said, a€?Yes, for 3 days.a€? There was no blood in the stool. Because Fatimaa€™s temperature is 37.5 A°C and she feels hot, the health worker assessed Fatima further for signs related to fever. In this article we’ll talk about the signs and symptoms of ear infections, the treatment options, and how to prevent them.
Your doctor will use and otoscope to look inside your baby’s ears and make the diagnosis. Some ear infections will go away on their own, but usually your pediatrician will prescribe an antibiotic to help it clear up.
They pick it up at school or day care, they bring it home, and they just don’t know any better.
The most recognizable measles symptom, maculopapular eruption, or the spotty rash from head to toe, may not occur until at least two weeks after a person is infected with the measles virus. The infection, commonly called pink eye, may involve one or both eyes and the symptoms include redness inside the eye as well as crustiness around the eyelid that temporarily closes it, especially upon waking. Measles is extremely contagious, but once a person has had it, he or she doesn't get it again.
Congenital rubella syndrome may cause physical and mental retardation as well as organ deformations and deafness.
Areas of the body that have lymph nodes are those found behind the ears, under the jaw and chin, in the neck, on the back of the head, on the armpits and the groin.
Dip a washcloth in hot water, wring out excess water and place it over the swollen area at least 5-10 minutes every day until the swelling is minimized.
By using the fingers, gently massage the lymph nodes at least 5 minutes at 2-3 times every day until the swelling is minimized. The individual should drink the solution at least twice in a day since it helps with swollen lymph nodes. A bursa is a pad-like sac that is filled with fluid that lessens friction and cushion pressure points between the bones and tendons and muscles that are near the joints. Four species of plasmodia can cause malaria, but the most dangerous one is Plasmodium falciparum. A case of uncomplicated malaria can develop into severe malaria as soon as 24 hours after the fever first appears. A child with encephalitis may have a general danger sign such as convulsions or lethargic or unconscious. The top part of the box (above the broken line) describes how to assess the child for signs of malaria, measles, meningitis and other causes of fever. Look to see if the childa€™s temperature was measured today and recorded on the childa€™s chart. If the risk changes according to season, be sure you know when the malaria risk is high and when the risk is low. If the fever has been present for more than 7 days, ask if the fever has been present every day.
A fever which has been present every day for more than 7 days can mean that the child has a more severe disease such as typhoid fever. A child with fever and a history of measles within the last 3 months may have an infection, such as an eye infection, due to complications of measles. A child with meningitis needs urgent treatment with injectable antibiotics and referral to hospital.
For example, you can shine a flashlight on his toes or umbilicus or tickle his toes to encourage the child to look down.
If the child has a runny nose, ask the mother if the child has had a runny nose only with this illness. Look for a generalized rash and for one of the following signs: cough, runny nose, or red eyes.
Other complications of measles such as stridor in a calm child, pneumonia, and diarrhoea are assessed earlier. Koplik spots occur in the mouth inside the cheek during early stages of the measles infection. Conjunctivitis is an infection of the conjunctiva, the inside surface of the eyelid and the white part of the eye. The corneal clouding may be due to vitamin A deficiency which has been made worse by measles. If the mother is certain that clouding has been there for some time, ask if the clouding has already been assessed and treated at the hospital. If the child has signs of both fever and measles, classify the child for fever and for measles. You will read about how to identify treatments and to treat children with these classifications in Parts IV, V and VI. When the risk of malaria is high, the chance is also high that the childa€™s fever is due to malaria. A fever that persists every day for more than 7 days may be a sign of typhoid fever or other severe disease. If the child also has cough and fast breathing, the child may have malaria or pneumonia, or both. In some low malaria risk areas, there may be families who have travelled to areas where the risk of malaria is high.
The chance of malaria is even lower if the child has signs of another infection that can cause fever.


When the malaria risk is low and the child has signs of runny nose, measles or other causes of fever, classify the child as having FEVER - MALARIA UNLIKELY. Classify the child who has NO general danger signs and NO stiff neck as having FEVER - MALARIA UNLIKELY. These include stridor in a calm child, severe pneumonia, severe dehydration, or severe malnutrition.
Others are due to the measles virus, which causes damage to the respiratory and intestinal tracts.
Anyone can buy an otoscope for home use on Amazon for about $30, though one would need training to use one safely (especially on an infant). A healthy baby won’t be bothered by this, whereas a baby with tender ears due to an infection will undoubtedly scream.
Koplik's spots are reddish sores with white or bluish centers and these appear inside the mouths of people with measles. The symptoms of measles such as the spotty rash and signs of a cold or flu are the same in German measles. There were some sick kids on that campus. It was so bad, in fact, that the Department of Education issued an edict saying *every* college student in the state had to show proof of a booster vaccine or recent immunization in order to register for the next quarter! Warm compress helps in minimizing the swelling and pain of the lymph nodes as well as helps promote the proper circulation of the blood in the area. Salt water helps in minimizing the swelling and inflammation in the lymph nodes in the neck that is caused by infection of the throat. The bottom part of the box describes how to assess the child for signs of measels complications, if the child has measles now or within the last 3 months. Assess the childa€™s fever even if the child does not have a temperature of 37.5A°C or above or does not feel hot now. If you do not have information telling you that the malaria risk is low in your area, always assume that children under 5 who have fever are at high risk for malaria. If the child has travelled to a high or low malaria risk area, you should assess the child as though he lived in the area to which he travelled. Do not confuse measles with other common childhood rashes such as chicken pox, scabies or heat rash. If you do not see pus draining from the eye, look for pus on the conjunctiva or on the eyelids. The cornea may appear clouded or hazy, such as how a glass of water looks when you add a small amount of milk. A child classified as having VERY SEVERE FEBRILE DISEASE needs urgent treatment and referral. If the childa€™s fever has persisted every day for more than 7 days, refer the child for additional assessment. It is not possible without laboratory tests to find out if the child has malaria or pneumonia. If the mother or caretaker tells you that the child has travelled to an area where you know there is a high malaria risk, use the High Malaria Risk classification table.
For example, the childa€™s fever may be due to a common cold (suggested by the runny nose), measles, or another obvious cause such as cellulitis, an abscess or ear infection.
If the mother or caretaker tells you that the child has travelled to an area where you know the malaria risk is low or high, use the classification table for the area to which the child travelled.
It will help correct any vitamin A deficiency and decrease the severity of the complications. The health worker asked, a€?Do you notice anything different about Fatimaa€™s eyes?a€? The mother said, a€?Yes.a€? He gave the mother some clean water in a cup and asked her to offer it to Fatima. Worst case scenario, you can always rub your baby down with hand sanitizer as soon as it’s polite to do so. Younger children may grasp their ears and be more irritable and less active than usual, while older children with a middle ear infection may complain of earaches.
Measles is not usually serious, but it’s very contagious and there is a rare risk of developing the inflammatory brain condition called encephalitis. However, swollen neck glands is a common symptom of German measles that may not be experienced in measles. Even though I know I was vaccinated because I had to have been to start school, the health department didn't have a record of me getting the vaccine. Another option is to wash the swollen area using warm water a few times throughout the day. If the childa€™s temperature has not been measured, and you have a thermometer, measure the childa€™s temperature. When malaria risk is low or no, a child with fever and a runny nose does not need an antimalarial. Before referring urgently, you will give several treatments for the possible severe diseases. However, when signs of another infection are not present, classify and treat the illness as MALARIA. If the child has no signs suggesting measles, or has not had measles within the last three months, do not classify measles.
The health worker asked, a€?What are the childa€™s problems?a€? The mother said a€?Fatima has been coughing for 6 days, and she is having trouble breathing.a€? This is the initial visit for this illness. Symptoms of measles in babies often include diarrhea and there may also be a loss of appetite. German measles is also different from regular measles in that it is very dangerous in pregnancy. The health worker asked, a€?Does Fatima seem unusually sleepy?a€? The mother said, a€?Yes.a€? The health worker clapped his hands. Fatima has not had measles within the last 3 months, and there are no signs suggesting measles. For this reason, it is very important to help the mother to continue to feed her child during measles. The rash becomes more discolored (dark brown or blackish), and there is more peeling of the skin. A child with heat rash is not sick.) You can recognize measles more easily during times when other cases of measles are occurring in your community.



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