Hepatitis in children
Childhood Diseases / / March 27, 2016
The child has hepatitis A
Some diseases have such vivid signs that they have been heard, even parents who are far from medicine.For example, the question: "And if your baby is ill with jaundice" - you say, without hesitation.Perhaps it was a newborn jaundice.But now we are talking about hepatitis A, which is also called the disease of Botkin.
Cause Hepatitis A have children - it is a virus that enters the liver.In fact - this is the intestinal infection, which can become infected with a child, communicating with the already ill person.And the most dangerous in this sense the days before the appearance of jaundice.The virus is also transmitted through food, water or through hands contaminated with feces.Therefore, it is important to thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables before eating, after a walk, and wash hands with soap and water every time after using the toilet.If someone from your surroundings contracted hepatitis A, symptoms of the disease the child may appear within 2-4 weeks that have passed since intercourse with an infected child.
Symptoms of hepatitis A - most children it starts with raising the temperature from 37.5 to 38-39 degrees.It appears weakness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite.The child complains of pain in the abdomen, especially in the right hypochondrium (liver is located).Typically, within 1-2 days the temperature drops to normal.
Before the emergence of jaundice often appears one of the most striking symptoms: urine becomes dark (beer color), and feces, on the contrary, lighter (colored clay).Preicteric This period lasts about 6 days.Confirm the diagnosis of the doctor helps the blood chemistry.
Often the baby's skin turns yellow literally overnight - first whites of the eyes, then the face and body.But in the case of lung disease can only yellow whites of the eyes and the skin remains normal color.It is interesting that the state of the baby is improved from that point.The peak of jaundice reaches 7-10 days from the onset of the disease.Gradually, all the symptoms disappear, although another 2-3 months baby may complain of weakness and pain in the abdomen, but the appearance of the pain may not always be.
Treatment of hepatitis A in children - an important role in it is given a diet.From the menu, kid exclude fatty foods, spicy and fried foods, beans, mayonnaise, ketchup, chocolate, cakes, nuts, soda and salt.Encourage your child to more than tasty and healthy beverages - tea with milk and honey, broth hips, fruit juices, yogurt.Pamper your baby dishes of raw and cooked vegetables (cabbage, carrots, zucchini, potatoes), boiled or steamed lean meat (chicken, rabbit, turkey, lean beef), fish.Restrictions on the menu can be stored from 2-3 months to a year, depending on the severity of the disease.
Because drugs can assign Bile (Flamini allohol), rutin, vitamins C, A and group B. Do not do well without decoctions Helichrysum and corn stigmas.A child had been ill with hepatitis A, be sure to take the records in the clinic.He will be examined twice: the first - in 1.5 - 2 months after treatment, and the second - after 5-6 months.Also, the child free for one year from any physical activity.