Category Childhood illnesses

Omeprazole for children: yes or no?
Childhood illnesses

Omeprazole for children: yes or no?

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.

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What you need to know about Meckel's diverticulum in children

When the babies are born, doctors carry out a complete check-up and carry out different tests to check that everything is correct. There are, however, abnormalities that are not detectable unless a thorough examination is carried out, such as Meckel's diverticulum in children. If you want to know what it is, its symptoms and treatments, keep reading!
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Thalassemia in children, a blood disease with no cure but with treatment

Unfortunately there are diseases that, due to genetic reasons, parents transmit to our children almost without being able to avoid it. One of them is thalassemia, a blood disease without cure (the child can carry a gene from each of his parents or only one from the father or mother), but with treatment that can reduce symptoms and discomforts, in this case decay and weakness in the child.
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The reason why you shouldn't let your baby suck on socks

If there is something that babies love to do when their hands and feet have already been discovered, it is undoubtedly to play with their socks, either to take them off or to put them in their mouth. Such an innocent gesture that it can cause serious problems for their development and health. Did you know that, among other things, babies who suck on socks have a higher risk of hyperactivity?
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Recommendations to avoid tick bites in children

With good weather and holidays, outings to the countryside increase. So that that moment of family leisure and fun does not turn into a nightmare, we have to be very careful with some parasites that can make our day bitter. On this occasion, we are talking about how to avoid tick bites in children, and it is that it is a very dangerous arachnid that can lead to serious health problems.
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Tips for Families of Children with Chron's Disease

In pediatrics there are many childhood diseases that can affect the self-esteem and quality of life of those who suffer from it, especially when they are chronic diseases, which limit their physical and social activity, especially absence from school. Among these diseases we have what is known as Chron's disease (CD), which is an inflammatory and idiopathic pathology of the intestine, which affects any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus.
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The most common foot problems in children and how to treat them

All pediatricians have heard worried moms or dads who come to consultation with phrases like & 39; I think my son has flat feet & 39; o & 39; My son walks with bowed legs & 39 ;, and it is that the alterations in the feet of children are more common than we think, so I invite you to join me in this article to get an idea of how to identify the pathologies of the most frequent foot problems in children.
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Intussusception in children, the most common cause of intestinal obstruction

Parents must bear in mind that the baby's crying can not only be due to hunger, and I say this because many times the little one is manifesting other needs such as affection, attention or pain. This circumstance makes us fall into serious errors, such as when we confuse or obviate that through his crying he is expressing a disease that could be very serious, such as intussusception, the most common cause of intestinal obstruction in children.
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How to control childhood asthma

Asthma is a chronic bronchial disease that affects more and more children. Whistling or wheezing and a feeling of tightness in the chest, persistent dry cough (no mucus), and fatigue are some of the most common symptoms in children with asthma. Children affected by this disease feel more limited to perform physical activities that require a greater effort and, therefore, they are always pending and constantly alert in case they have an asthmatic attack.
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5 steps to control childhood asthma

Once our child is diagnosed as an asthmatic child, what should we do? Can the disease be controlled? What can parents do at home to help our child control an asthma attack? In this video on our site, pediatrician Olga Cortés reveals five useful tips to help children control their disease and lead a normal life .
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The most identifying symptoms of childhood asthma

What are symptoms of childhood asthma? What signs can tell us that our child has asthma? What can tell us that our child's respiratory distress is due to an asthma attack or is a symptom of another disease? In this video on our site, Olga Cortés, pediatrician at the AEP (Spanish Association of Pediatricians), helps us to identify the most recurrent symptoms of childhood asthma, a disease that affects more and more children.
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Asthma in Children, Educational Videos and Tips

Asthma in children is a common disease that appears from childhood. The most recognizable symptoms are shortness of breath with prolonged and wheezing aspiration.This chronic bronchial disease affects more and more children, limiting them to perform physical activities that require greater effort and, therefore, they are always aware and constantly alert in case they have an asthmatic attack.
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Types of asthma in children and prognoses

Currently, an estimated 1 in 10 children has asthma. Dr. Olga Cortés, pediatrician of the Respiratory Pathways Group of the AEP (Spanish Association of Pediatrics), explains what prognosis asthma has according to the age at which it appears and what types of asthma exist. In this video, the pediatrician also explains us from what age does asthma appear in children and what are its main symptoms.
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Childhood asthma: due to excessive hygiene and contamination?

It is not only due to air pollution that, year after year, cases of childhood asthma increase. Too much hygiene also harms babies, preventing the little one from having contact with antigens, preventing their immune system from being stimulated. Dr. Marcel Ibero, president of the Spanish Society of Clinical Immunology and Pediatric Allergy (SEICAP) considers that & 39; a of the causes of this increase in asthmatic children may be due to excessive hygiene & 39 ;.
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Types of childhood asthma

As with other diseases, there is not just one type of asthma. Depending on the trigger, how and when the asthma attack occurs, its treatment may vary. Bronchial asthma supports several types of classifications. Thus, different types of childhood asthma can be distinguished based on the level of control, the triggers, and the severity and frequency with which it appears.
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Children with asthma can lead normal lives

On World Asthma Day, it is intended to encourage children and their families to take control in the care of the disease to eliminate the symptoms and that children can lead a normal life without restrictions.Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, which is characterized by a variable and reversible bronchial obstruction in the face of a great variety of stimuli such as allergens, drugs, exercise, cold air.
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